Texas Begins Building Own Border Wall: Biden Admin Will NOT 'Do Its Job'
Gov. Greg Abbott says construction begins immediately to tackle migrant crisis
Texas is to immediately begin building a border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border in the state where illegal migrants have been pouring over and into the United States.
In a statement announcing the move, Gov. Greg Abbott (R) blasted Joe Biden's administration and federal lawmakers for inaction on the U.S.'s immigration crisis.
“The influx across the border is out of control, and the Biden administration has shown that is not going to step up and do its job,” Abbott told Breitbart.
“And amidst reports of even more people coming in across the border, we know we have to step up and do more,” the governor said before a border summit he convented in Del Rio, Texas, on Thursday
Abbott said his state “will immediately begin building border barriers in areas where migrants can easily cross the Rio Grande border with Mexico.”
“The barriers will, in part, enable state law enforcement to arrest migrants for violations of state law,” Breitbart noted.
Del Rio “is suffering from some of the largest increases” of illegal immigrants, Abbott told the news outlet.
"They’re seeing a lot of very bad dangerous people come across the border.
"People that they are afraid of encountering, people who are causing damage to their fences, their livestock, their crops, their neighborhoods, and their homes.”
“Bad things are happening around here, and so they need help from the state to help them address this exploding crisis,” Abbott emphasized.
According to Abbott, “authorities will use existing state laws along with the authority of the State of Emergency declaration made earlier this month to crack down on those illegally crossing the border,” Breitbart reported.
“What people have seen in videos across the country seems to be the Biden administration welcoming these people to the United States,” Abbott said.
“We won’t be sending that message.”
“If you come to Texas, you’re subject to being arrested,” the governor warned.
“You’re not going to have a pathway to roam the country.
"You’re going to have a pathway directly into a jail cell.”
“We want to be very aggressive in working with local officials and begin making mass arrests,” he continued.
“In working in collaboration with a large number of counties — that means we’re going to be arresting a lot more people.”
“In the end, only the federal government and Congress can fix this, but as it stands right now, the state of Texas is going to step up and we’re going to start making arrests — sending a message to anybody thinking about coming here, you’re not going to get a free pass to the U.S.,” Abbott concluded.
"They’re getting a straight pass to a jail cell."
During a visit to the southern border in March, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R) highlighted the dire circumstances brought about by Biden administration policy or lack thereof.
“These are the Biden cages,” the senator captioned a video of a cramped migrant camp.
These are the Biden cages. (Faces blurred.) Thousands of kids, in the midst of a pandemic, crammed in at 1500% capacity.— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) March 27, 2021
This is just one of the “pods” at Donna. There are SEVEN more, equally full. pic.twitter.com/zyMm5yiIPZ
“Thousands of kids, in the midst of a pandemic, crammed in at 1500% capacity. This is just one of the ‘pods’ at Donna,” he added.
“There are SEVEN more, equally full.”
Abbott also revealed that he will issue a new disaster declaration next week in order to form an enhanced security plan.
He pointed out that he has already approved a billion dollars in state funding dedicated to securing his state's southern border.