Mexico City.- The state of Texas (USA) is doubling its efforts at the Mexican border to prevent the entry of illegal immigrants, as announced on Sunday by Governor Greg Abbott on his official account on the social network X.
“More National Guard troops and barbed wire barriers have arrived at the Texas border. We are redoubling our efforts to expand the areas where we deny illegal entry into Texas,” wrote Abbott, who claimed that the Illegal immigration is decreasing in your state, while increasing in California and Arizona.
The announcement comes shortly after Republican members of Congress rejected a bill that would have greatly expanded the federal government’s oversight of the border, particularly the ability to close the border if it becomes overwhelmed. , something President Joe Biden promised he would do the day he. will sign the law, if it is approved.
Republicans, including those in Texas, argue that the federal government has the authority to take such a step through executive action. “All a president has to do is say ‘the border is closed,’ and the border is closed. There’s no need for an expensive new bill,” said former President Donald Trump.
“No executive action, no matter how aggressive, will deliver the important policy reforms and additional resources that Congress can afford, and that Republicans have rejected,” commented White House Press Secretary Karine Jean. Pierre.