Texas Border County Votes to Sue Biden over Border Crisis: ‘Enough Is Enough'
Biden failed to enforce immigration laws
Val Verde County has announced it will sue Joe Biden over his failure to enforce U.S. immigration laws, which helped cause the border crisis.
Val Verde's county commissioners came to a unanimous vote after the city of Del Rio, located in the county, saw floods of migrants reaching into the tens of thousands.
The migrant camp, which peaked at 15,000 people, formed under the International Bridge at Del Rio in September.
The camp was cleared then most of the migrants were released into the United States to await immigration proceedings.
"Fifty percent of the population of this city was sitting underneath our International Bridge," Val Verde County commissioner Beau Nettleton said.
"How is a town of this size, with our tax base, supposed to deal with that problem?"
"It is time that we get together with other counties and cities along the border and stand up and do something," he added.
“I don’t have the answer to whether a lawsuit solves this problem, but it draws attention to this problem.”
NEW: From our @FoxNews drone, a look at the migrant camp under the international bridge in Del Rio this morning, where thousands migrants remain after they crossed into the US illegally. pic.twitter.com/06sUY2XCi5— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) September 19, 2021
Nettleton said the Biden admin was failing to do its job on enforcing immigration laws.
“They took the same oath of office that I did, which was to uphold the Constitution and the laws of the United States and the laws of the state of Texas,” he said.
"That was the oath that I took. They took the same oath."
The commissioner said the chaotic mess could not continue.
He argued the lawsuit is "our chance to stand up and do something, to make a statement and make a point that enough is enough. This needs to end."
Those apprehended illegally crossing the southern border is almost the population of 11 American states.
There have been over 1.5 million encounters of people crossing the border in August, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
The number will go up by 200,00 or more when September's encounters are included.
There were just 458,000 encounters during all of the fiscal year 2020.
Last week, Florida also sued the Biden administration for failing to follow the law on its immigration policies.
Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody filed the suit on Tuesday, Fox News reported.
The suit highlights its effort of the work of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis to "uphold the rule of law despite the Biden administration's decision to violate the law."
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said the current crisis was down to Joe Biden's messaging "from day one," they are welcome to come to the border.