During Joe Biden’s first 100 days in office, there have been two major issues that the administration has been forced to deal with.
First and foremost, there is the coronavirus pandemic – a once-in-a-century viral scourge that we are just now beginning to see the end of. This, despite the fact that some of the nation’s most prominent epidemiologists are now warning that the US may be unable to reach “herd immunity”.
And then there is the humanitarian crisis on the southern border, as migrants surge into the US, propelled by what they believe will be an immigration leniency within the Democratic administration and congressional majority.
The Governor of Texas, who has some potent experience on the subject of immigration, is now railing against Biden’s actions within this calamity.
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 that wasn’t all:
“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.
Biden has appointed Vice President Kamala Harris to oversee the border crisis, but she, too, has received a glut of criticism on account of her unwillingness to visit the border, and for her insistence on tying this surge of migrants to “climate change” in recent weeks.