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Texas governor declares disaster along southern border


Immigrants on the Hidalgo International Bridge in Texas on Wednesday Associated Press/Photo by Delcia Lopez/The Monitor

Texas governor declares disaster along southern border

Landowners in South Texas are “seeing their property damaged and vandalized on a daily basis,” Gov. Greg Abbott said. He issued a disaster declaration in 34 counties along or near the U.S. border with Mexico, saying President Joe Biden’s policies “paved the way for dangerous gangs and cartels, human traffickers, and deadly drugs like fentanyl to pour into our communities.”

How bad are things? Texas Department of Public Safety troops have made more than 1,300 criminal arrests, apprehended 35,000 people for illegal crossings, and seized more than 10,000 pounds of illegal drugs, Abbott said. He added that the disaster declaration would free up resources to enforce laws and protect Texas citizens.

Dig deeper: Read Harvest Prude’s report in The Stew about how Biden’s immigration policies created chaos at the southern border.


Kent Covington

Kent is a reporter and news anchor for WORLD Radio. He spent nearly two decades in Christian and news/talk radio before joining WORLD in 2012. He resides in Atlanta, Ga.

@kentcovington

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NEWS2ME

Sorry, Biden is in his basement and cannot be reached. Thanks for calling.

MTJanet

The Biden administration owns all of this. We do not need more criminals in our country. I support immigration and even fast-tracking it, but it needs to be done with a clear agenda on making sure that every single person allowed in is going to be law-abiding as best we can determine it. Harris going to Central America is just the latest scam/distraction to dealing with the problem at hand, i.e. overwhelming crossings at the border at the expense of the safety of its citizens. Good for Texas for taking a stand - I hope the Texans start to reap the benefit.