If you construct it, they won’t come.
In May, US Customs and Border Protection encountered 180,000 illegal immigrants attempting to enter the country, a slight increase over April and the fourth consecutive month of increased apprehensions. The most recent numbers from the border prove that the crisis has no signs of slowing down.
The Biden administration blaming Trump for the crisis they won’t describe as such, they hesitated to use the term “crisis” to describe the situation. VP Kamala Harris has gone so far as to blame the border “not-crisis” on “anti-LGBTQ violence” and climate change, demonstrating the left’s disconnect from reality.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott is taking matters into his own hands since it’s clear that the Biden administration has made it plain that they will do nothing.
According to the Post Millennial:
Abbott said at a border security summit in the U.S. border city of Del Rio yesterday: “I will announce next week the plan for the state of Texas to begin building the border wall in the state of Texas. The border crisis is no laughing matter. It’s not a tourism site for members of Congress to visit and then return to DC and do nothing.”
Abbott’s announcement comes as border towns and cities in Texas struggle with the fallout of Biden administration policies encouraging massive amounts of illegal migrants to flood into the US. “One thing we know and that is a border crisis is plaguing the farmers, the ranchers, the residents of the entire border region. Your law enforcement officers, they are having to redirect their resources to deal with the border as opposed to deal what they normally deal with which is keeping your communities safe every day.”
Abbott blamed Biden administration’s policies for the surge in migrants, citing year-over-year increases in illegal border crossing attempts.”
Last night, Abbott discussed the decision with Laura Ingraham on her Fox News broadcast.
“President Trump had adequately secured our border. He had the ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy and began building the border wall and now suddenly all of that disappeared and … it has led to a dramatic increase in the number of people coming across the border,” Abbott stated.
“The Biden administration has abandoned any pretense of border security, any pretense of enforcing our immigration laws,” Abbott continued. “They’ve laughed it off, just in the exact same way that the vice president laughed it off in her interview the other day, and so it is a joke to the Biden administration.”