The criminal neglect of the Biden administration is causing a crisis on the US-Mexico border the likes of which has never been seen in our history. The humanitarian crisis Biden created is coming to a horrific climax as we speak; tens of thousands of illegal border crossers are being kept in squalid conditions under a bridge in Del Rio, Texas.
BREAKING: Our drone is back over the international bridge in Del Rio, TX. Per source, the number of migrants waiting to be processed has now swelled to approx 8,200. It was 4,000 yesterday AM. Doubled in one day. BP overwhelmed, & I’m told situation is “out of control” @FoxNews pic.twitter.com/ThJJJ0JWCT
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) September 16, 2021
Without any federal assistance, Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has vowed to quell the crisis himself, approving hefty amounts of state resources to resume construction of Trump’s border wall. To fix the problem in Del Rip, Abbott ordered multiple ports of entry to be shut down while the current influx is processed through the federal immigration system.
Biden approved the plan, but something changed.
After Abbott made the unprecedented move of shutting down six ports of entry with Mexico on Thursday, he was forced to make a last minute reversal, saying the Biden administration changed course and refused to close the ports.
Earlier in the day, the Republican governor said he directed the Department of Public Safety and the Texas National Guard to shut down six points of entry on the southern border to “stop these caravans from overrunning our state.”
In a press statement, Abbott said:
“The sheer negligence of the Biden Administration to do their job and secure the border is appalling.”
However, Abbott said the federal agency, Customs and Border Protection, asked his state to step in and assist, which he gladly obliged.
But shortly after announcing the closure, which only the federal government has the ability to do because ports are federally operated, Abbott reversed course, saying ports would be open.
— Gov. Greg Abbott (@GovAbbott) September 16, 2021
“The Biden Administration is in complete disarray and is handling the border crisis as badly as the evacuations from Afghanistan,” Abbott said.
Instead, Texas National Guard and Department of Public Safety officers will be present in the area to “deter crossings.” However, military and police cannot arrest migrants on immigration crimes, as it is a federal crime and only federal law enforcement can make an arrest.
Border Patrol does not have facility space to detain and process the thousands being encountered, and an unknown number of people are evading detection when crossing and getting away.
When will the madness end?
Author: Elizabeth Tierney