A disaster declaration has been issued by Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott as Joe Biden’s disastrous policies continue to encourage a surge at the border.
As Texas faces an overwhelming influx of illegal immigration thanks to Joe Biden, Governor Abbott isn’t just going to sit on the sidelines and complain.
“Landowners along the border are seeing their property damaged and vandalized on a daily basis while the Biden Administration does nothing to protect them,” the governor said in a press release. “Texas continues to step up to confront the border crisis in the federal government’s absence.”
— Brad Johnson (@bradj_TX) June 1, 2021
According to Abbott, a disaster declaration will allow Texas to access resources and strategies that will help the state handle the surge in illegal immigration.
The Federalist reports: “In one south Texas community, profiled by Federalist Political Editor John Davidson, residents say the immigration issue is the worst it’s ever been, featuring car chases, broken fences, vandalized property, and corpses recovered by law enforcement. While corporate coverage focuses almost exclusively on families and children making the dangerous trip in the name of the American dream, more than 70 percent of illegal U.S. entrants since October have been single adults.”
In his profile of the community, Davidson noted that “Brooks County Sheriff Benny Martinez says this year is already far worse than 2019 and reminds him more of 2012, when his deputies recovered a record 129 bodies and Texas became the deadliest state in the country for illegal immigrants.”
Governor Abbott spoke with BlazeTV’s Glenn Beck about the surge at the border. WATCH:
According to the press release that announced the disaster declaration, Abbott “is authorizing the use of all necessary and available state and local resources to protect landowners” from immigrant vandalism.
The vandalism is taking place in areas with limited law enforcement protection, as smugglers have become more sophisticated in their attempts to enter the United States. Reports show that smugglers are using GPS to drive cross-country, ramming through fences in areas with less protection, which are often on private property.
Governor Abbott also ordered the Texas Department of Public Safety to crack down on criminal trespassing, smuggling, and human trafficking, crimes that have increased alongside the surge at the border.
Taking their cue from Joe Biden, illegal immigrants have been flooding the border since he took office. His policies since then have only worsened the problem: ending construction of the border wall, trying to stop deportations, and reinstating protections for illegal immigrants that were created under the Obama-Biden administration.
These policies have resulted in the largest influx of illegals in more than two decades, and an increase in the flow of illegal drugs. According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, more fentanyl has been confiscated in the first half of 2021 than in the last three years.
Due to Abbott’s hard work fighting against the Democrat-caused surge at the border, former President Donald Trump has endorsed the governor for his reelection race next year.
“No governor has done more to secure the border and keep our communities safe than Governor Abbott,” Trump said in a press release.
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) June 1, 2021