The southern border changed from being manageable to being utterly out of control very long after Joe Biden became office. This is due to Biden’s decision to repeal Trump-era immigration regulations that kept the border hidden.
Last March, Biden declared that Vice President Kamala Harris will be in charge of resolving border issues. More than a year later, border issues have gotten considerably worse.
In her job as the southern border czar, Harris has accomplished close to nothing. When questioned about this, the Biden administration has frequently avoided discussing border issues.
States like Texas, on the other hand, that are disproportionately affected by illegal immigration, don’t have the luxury of burying their heads in the sand. This is why Texas Governor Greg Abbott, a Republican, has issued a warning about the situation.
Deadly drugs like fentanyl are coming across the border because of Biden's open border policies.— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) April 27, 2022
Somebody had to stand up & do the federal government's job to secure the border.
Texas stepped up. pic.twitter.com/OaBH7RfkCh
Since Biden took office, nearly 1.6 million border crossers have been apprehended in Texas, according to the governor.
This, according to Abbott, exceeds the whole population of San Antonio and Dallas, excluding those who managed to elude law enforcement.
Later, Texas Governor Rick Perry warned that if Title 42 is repealed next month, at least 18,000 additional people will cross the border every day. This would amount to six million border crossers in a single year.
Finally, Abbott warned that neither Border Patrol nor the United States as a whole are prepared to deal with such a large influx of refugees.
While the White House overlooks the border situation, Texas is working hard to find answers.
Governor Abbott’s administration is continuing to engage with Mexican officials to strike an agreement that would minimize border crossings.
Looks like states in Mexico are working to uphold their end of the agreement that Texas reached with them to better secure their side of the border.— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) April 26, 2022
States are doing more to secure the border than the federal government. https://t.co/RuZLYUPyKL
Furthermore, Texas has taken the unprecedented step of busing illegal immigrants who enter the state to Washington, DC.
Abbott has already warned the federal government that if they did not curb illegal immigration in the state, he would take similar action. The Biden administration, on the other hand, laughed it off, accusing Abbott of orchestrating a PR stunt.
Republicans and Democrats alike have joined the governor of Texas in advocating for the continuation of Title 42.
Despite bipartisan support for this policy, the Biden administration has indicated that it intends to let Title 42 expire at the end of May.