(USA Features) Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Wednesday he’s not waiting around for President Joe Biden to get serious about dealing with the ongoing migrant crisis along the U.S.-Mexico border that runs along his state.
“They’re completely ignoring the crisis on the border, and because of that, as governor, I am having to step up and do the federal government’s job,” Abbott told NewsMax TV’s Greg Kelly.
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“We are going to instill safety. We’re going to be doing things in Texas that no state has ever done before when it comes to cracking down on anybody coming across the border. We’re going to step up and secure the border even more than we already are,” he added.
Abbott told Kelly that he has already ordered more than 1,000 Texas state law enforcement officers and National Guard troops to the border to assist with immigration law enforcement.
“We’re going to ratchet up our efforts along the border to make sure we help secure our state and our country,” Abbott pledged, adding that Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas “seems to live in a different universe.”
“He says the border is secure,” Abbott lamented. “It would be outrageous, but it sounds bizarre and crazy, because they literally have no idea.
“And I can’t tell if they’re just trying to disinform the public or they really don’t know. But they have no idea [of] the magnitude of what’s going on at the border,” the GOP governor added.
“There’s a problem at our border that’s killing people across the country, and that’s the amount of fentanyl that the cartels are coming across the border with, just this year alone, the first four months of this year,” Abbott continued. “There’s enough fentanyl at the border, apprehended by the Department of Public Safety, to kill every man, woman and child in the entire state of New York.
“Biden’s border policy is deadly dangerous across the country, and they are ignoring that danger.”