Texas Gov. Greg Abbott hand-delivered a scathing message to President Biden Sunday because the commander-in-chief arrived in El Paso for his first go to to the US-Mexico border since taking workplace.
“Your go to to our southern border with Mexico right this moment is $20 billion too little and two years too late,” Abbott stated in a letter he handed to Biden as he stepped off Air Drive One for a short three-hour go to to El Paso, KWTX-TV reported.
“Furthermore, your go to avoids the websites the place mass unlawful immigration happens and sidesteps the 1000’s of indignant Texas property house owners whose lives have been destroyed by your border insurance policies,” the letter reads.
“Even the town you go to has been sanitized of the migrant camps which had overrun downtown El Paso as a result of your administration needs to defend you from the chaos that Texas has skilled each day,” it continues. “This chaos is the direct results of your failure to implement the immigrations legal guidelines that Congress enacted.”
Abbott concludes: “On behalf of all People, I implore you: Safe our border by implementing Congress’s immigration legal guidelines.”
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott hand-delivered a letter to President Biden when he arrived in El Paso Sunday, chastizing the White Home for it’s “failed” immigration insurance policies.Bloomberg through Getty Photos
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s hand-delivered letter to President Biden in El Paso.
The damning doc comes as 1000’s of immigrants have overwhelmed the Texas border metropolis, with sidewalk encampments and tent cities popping up on the town.
US customs brokers and native police rounded up a number of the migrants within the days main as much as Biden’s go to to the town — which critics have known as little greater than a photograph op.
“All of that is occurring as a result of you may have violated your constitutional obligation to defend the states towards invasion by trustworthy execution of federal legal guidelines,” Abbott, a staunch critic of Biden’s immigration coverage, wrote in his letter.
“Midway by your presidency, although, I can lastly welcome you to the border,” the governor wrote. “If you end the photo-ops in a fastidiously stage-managed model of El Paso, you may have a job to do.”
He listed 5 duties for the president, together with that “aliens” coming into the US have to be detained by authorities reasonably than paroled.
Abbott additionally requested Biden to “cease sandbagging the implementation of the ‘Stay-in-Mexico’ coverage and Title 42 expulsions,” and implement relevant statutes.
President Biden made his first go to on Sunday to the US/Mexican border since taking workplace. Bloomberg through Getty Photos
He additionally urged the president to “aggressively prosecute” and take away migrants who cross into the US illegally, resume building of the border wall in Texas, and designate the Mexican drug cartels as “international terrorist organizations.”
Abbott praised former President Donald Trump for “traditionally low ranges of unlawful immigration” throughout his tenure within the White Home and stated Biden’s insurance policies have solely served to “embolden the cartels” who revenue from human and drug trafficking.