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 mentioned in a letter he handed to Biden as he stepped off Air Drive One for a quick 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 hundreds of indignant Texas property homeowners whose lives have been destroyed by your border insurance policies,” the letter reads.
“Even town you go to has been sanitized of the migrant camps which had overrun downtown El Paso as a result of your administration desires to defend you from the chaos that Texas has skilled every 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 Individuals, I implore you: Safe our border by implementing Congress’s immigration legal guidelines.”
The damning doc comes as hundreds 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 few of the migrants within the days main as much as Biden’s go to to town — which critics have referred to as little greater than a photograph op.
“All of that is taking place as a result of you’ve got violated your constitutional obligation to defend the states in opposition to invasion by way of trustworthy execution of federal legal guidelines,” Abbott, a staunch critic of Biden’s immigration coverage, wrote in his letter.
“Midway by way of 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’ve got a job to do.”
He listed 5 duties for the president, together with that “aliens” coming into the US should 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.
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 “overseas terrorist organizations.”
Abbott praised former President Donald Trump for “traditionally low ranges of unlawful immigration” throughout his tenure within the White Home and mentioned Biden’s insurance policies have solely served to “embolden the cartels” who revenue from human and drug trafficking.