Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Sunday slammed President Biden’s response to the surge of unaccompanied migrant kids on the US border, calling for the administration to revive former President Donald Trump’s immigration insurance policies.
“This downside will proceed to worsen due to the insurance policies which were adopted by the Biden administration,” Abbott stated on “Fox Information Sunday.”
“What the president may do is to right away put again in place the ‘stay in Mexico’ protocols that had been established within the prior administration. He may proceed to construct the wall alongside the border in South Texas. He may ship a stronger message that these individuals shouldn’t be coming right here,” Abbott stated.
Biden rolled again a variety of Trump’s insurance policies when he entered the White Home in January, together with the “stay in Mexico” program that forces migrants to attend of their house nations whereas their asylum circumstances play out within the courts.
Regardless of Biden administration officers cautioning migrants in Mexico and Central America to not make the dangerous trek to the US border, Abbott claimed Democratic presidential candidates campaigned on opening the border.
“Keep in mind this, and that is likely one of the the explanation why there are so my individuals coming right here, is in the event you return to the Democrat presidential debates, each single one of many Democrat candidates stated in the event that they are elected, they may have open borders and they are going to be giving issues at no cost to anyone coming throughout the board,” the Republican governor stated.
He stated Biden is making good on that vow.
“That is precisely why we’re seeing the flood, and the Biden administration was merely unprepared … which is why they’ve so haphazardly responded to it,” Abbott stated.
“And that’s why we’ve seen the dire penalties for these youngsters, for the adults, and particularly for the state of Texas, and it’ll solely worsen,” he stated.
Numbers launched by US Customs and Border Safety final week present that Border Patrol officers encountered greater than 172,000 individuals attempting to enter the US illegally in March — a 71 % improve over February.
The federal company additionally stated brokers encountered 18,890 unaccompanied kids from Central America, doubling February’s variety of 9,297 minors.