“Texas is going to fight for the safety and security of our state.”– Governor Greg Abbott
The Texas National Guard is deploying 500 troops to the state’s southern border with Mexico to stop the illegal activity at the border.
Wednesday, Texas Governor Abbott has called out Mr. Biden’s lack of attention to the resurgent border crisis, and has taken the matter into his hands.
“We will work to step up and try to fill the gap that the federal government is leaving open by making sure we deploy every resource, whether it be Department of Public Safety or Texas National Guard, whatever we need to do,” Governor Abbott said at a news conference in Mission, Texas.
Also, the DPS is adding about 1,200 state police officers to the region, and the bolstered National Guard forces will arrive by the end of this wk according to my source.
The National Guard has been training for the deployment, according to Texas Military Department Major General Tracy Norris.
“We have been supporting the border for our governor and our federal and state partners for over 15 years,” General Norris said.
Governor Abbott has a $800-M budget for border security in his state, which will fund the extra forces.
Thee 500 troops are in addition to the 3,600 US National Guard already deployed to the border under The Trump Administration and remain active.
There is a crisis on the Texas border now with the overwhelming number of people coming across the border. This crisis is a result of Mr. Biden’s open border policy that invites illegal immigration and is creating a humanitarian crisis in Texas that will grow increasingly worse going forward.
Mr. Biden’s Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said publicly that there is no crisis at the US southern border.
The crisis at the southern border is a threat to the United States’ national security former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday.
LTN editorial contributor Bruce WD Barren says, “Yes, this is a smart move by the Texas Governor. I endorse it for there is no reason that illegal immigrants should be allowed in this country when so many legal immigrants have worked hard to gain proper citizenship.
“As we all know, many illegals are criminals
In the latest study available: Texas’ Department of Public Safety reported that illegal aliens were arrested and charged with more than 298,000 crimes, an average of over 39,000 per year, from June 1, 2011 to the end of 2018.
Mr. Barren adds, “Plus, illegals over tax our social welfare systems, not only in unemployment costs but in medical care too. And overburden our education system because most are not fluent in English when they enter our country.
“For those who do not know, in 2019, Texas, second in size with a population of some 30 million to California with some 40 million, ranked near the bottom of our 50 states — 39th to be exact — in a recent study comparing them by education levels.
“In my opinion, the current southern border security is wrong. It is not only for the above reasons, but also they cause a tremendous burden to our recovery due to the fact that they are being added to our already unemployment problems. The fact is that the illegals take jobs away from the Americans who seek the available job opportunities even though Texas’ unemployment rate in the current study is 0.3 percentage points lower than the national rate.
“Further, they are adding to our homeless population for many come across our border with insufficient money to survive the transition to a new country. They are ill-equipped to meet the necessities of life. Texas’ homeless population is 8.9 homeless people per 10,000 residents and growing. The share of the homeless population in Texas was the 33rd highest rate among the 50 states, according to Porch.com, which based its conclusions on the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s 2019 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress.
“What the public does not really want to know or understand is that in Texas alone, illegal immigrants costs the State $12.36 billion a year. This is 10% of state’s budget.
“For the United States, the costs of illegals is a whopping $200 billion that American taxpayers pay each year in illegal immigration costs. This is not to mention the cost of illegal drugs on our citizens, and the cost to education and health care on American taxpayers.
“And Just think if that money were used for another stimulus check and what that effect would be on our economy:” Notes economist Bruce WD Barren.
Have a healthy day, Keep the Faith!