If anyone knows the true impact of federal immigration policy on the real world, it’s Greg Abbott, Governor of Texas.
The Lone Star State is undoubtedly one of the most immigration-heavy places in the entire nation, with local leaders having long been some of the most informed and influential leaders on the subject.
That’s why, when a Texas Governor issues their opinion on how a particular president is handling the border, the nation listens.
President Biden has abandoned the rule of law at the U.S.-Mexico border amid the migrant crisis, sending costs for border security soaring in Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott said Sunday.
Abbott told “Sunday Morning Futures” anchor Maria Bartiromo that the “root cause” of the record number of migrants entering the U.S. is because of the “lack of border security.”
“It shows that President Biden’s approach to this is to abandon the rule of law,” Abbott said of the migrant surge and Biden’s immigration policies.
And Abbott wasn’t finished there.
“Our state legislature, they allocate about $800 million every two years for the state to pay for this,” Abbott said of securing the border. “This year, because of the extended time that we will have the National Guard on the border, it likely will clearly exceed a billion dollars for the state to have to secure the United States of America.”
Abbott said border security is only one of the many costs to the state, with others being health care, education and law enforcement. These costs will also affect other states where gangs and human traffickers go after crossing the border with migrants, the governor added.
“The first 100 days of the Biden administration, they’ve been great for the cartels, for the gangs, for the human traffickers who have been exploiting the borders,” he said.
As the old saying goes, you don’t mess with Texas.