Texas Governor Greg Abbott asked the governors of the 50 entities that make up the United States to attack the “border crisis” under which he finds himself, with an immediate response from his Florida colleague Is. Ron DeSantis, and later 23 other Republican governors.
Abbott sent the letter to each of his counterparts, asking them to “support Texas’ unprecedented border security efforts” in protest of Democratic President Joe Biden’s “relentless refusal to enforce federal immigration laws.”
“The flood of illegal border activity invited by Biden flows directly from the southern border into Texas communities, but this scourge does not stop in our state,” he warned in the letter.
The Texan’s executive office reported that the state has “spent more than $4.5 billion through 2021” to deal with border security and reiterated that the local Congress is seeking “an additional $4.6 billion for the next two years.”
Shortly after sending the letter, Governor DeSantis announced a shipment of 1,100 assets and resources.
Agents sent to Texas include 101 Highway Patrol Police officers, 200 Law Enforcement Department officers, 800 Guard soldiers, five aircraft “with surveillance equipment” and 17 drones.
Abbott’s announcement was joined by nearly all governors in his party, who stated support of Texas Gov.
Enacted legislation that restricts access to asylum at the border with Mexico
The United States government on Wednesday implemented a new set of criteria that restricts access to asylum at the border with Mexico and replaces Title 42, a Trump administration rule designed to warm migrants under the guise of the potential spread of the coronavirus. allows withdrawal.
The standard, which will be published in the Federal Register today, enables immigrants who cross the border irregularly and who have not sought protection in a third country during their journey to the United States to request asylum. as “unfit” for, he explained. on a call with reporters.
This new ban is part of measures that will regulate the border between Mexico and the US from this Thursday when Title 42, which has expelled 2.5 million migrants over the past three years, is lifted.