Gov. Abbott finally declares ‘invasion’ at Texas border: ‘we are building a border wall’

RBF5NY Austin, Texas, USA. 9th Jan, 2019. Texas leaders, Lt. Gov. D. PATRICK, Gov. GREG ABBOTT and House Speaker D. BONNEN meet the press outside the Governor's Mansion after a traditional breakfast to start the 86th legislative session. The three promised unity in tackling perennial Texas issues of border security, school funding and budgets. Credit: Bob Daemmrich via ZUMA Wire/ZUMAPRESS.com/Alamy Live News

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Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, has taken a lot of heat for failing to take bold action to secure the southern border of the Lone Star State amidst the Biden administration’s failure to handle the ongoing crisis of illegal immigration.

However, it appears that Gov. Abbott has finally taken action to address the crisis by declaring an invasion at the southern border, citing the Biden administration’s policies as the culprit for the escalating situation.

On X, the governor explained, “I officially declared an invasion at our border because of Biden’s policies. We deployed the Texas National Guard, DPS & local law enforcement. We are building a border wall, razor wire & marine barriers. We are also repelling migrants.”

In a letter written to Joe Biden, Abbott explained that the federal government’s failure to secure the border had thereby enabled Texas “to protect its own territory against invasion by the Mexican drug cartels.”

He continued:

“Your inaction has led to catastrophic consequences. Under your watch, America is suffering the highest volume of illegal immigration in the history of our country. This past year, more than 2 million immigrants tried to enter the country illegally, coming from more than 100 countries across the globe. Worse yet, your failed border policies recently prompted a United Nations agency to declare that the border between the United States and Mexico is the deadliest land crossing in the world.”

Abbott’s stringent letter to the White House comes just a week after he was harshly criticized by former Fox News host Tucker Carlson, who dunked on the Texas governor for failing to move swiftly to secure the border himself.

As reported by RSBN, Carlson told a crowd at an event in Michigan, “How many Texans do you think are all on board with letting seven million people cross into their state illegally? What percentage? Zero…It’s not just frustrating, it’s a betrayal of the poor promise of the country, which is the people rule. That’s a criminal act.”

While Abbott has made a few moves to secure the border in the past, like placing razor buoy barriers, the flow of illegal crossings in Texas has remained largely undealt with since 2021.

On Thursday, Gov. Abbott stated on X that Texas was “the only one stepping up to deter and repel illegal immigrants.”

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