This past Tuesday, Greg Abbott, the Republican Governor of Texas, stated that he will be reaching out to the general public for the purpose of gathering donations in order to fund the barrier wall that he plans to finish along the Texan border with Mexico.
In an interview on the podcast “Ruthless,” Abbott stated that he would be establishing a way for anyone that can to give funds to the creation of the border wall, stated The Hill.
“I will also be providing a link that you can click on and go to for everybody in the United States or everybody in the entire world that wants to help Texas build a border wall. There will be a place on there where they can contribute to Texas building the border wall,” Abbott stated.
He went on to add that the public donations will be placed in a fund that will be handled by his office while stressing that the fund would have “great transparency.”
“Everyone will know every penny in, every penny out. But the sole purpose for those funds will be going to build the border wall,” continued Abbott.
Abbott stated that most people who are not native to texas or currently live in northern states, get their information about the border crisis from television which tends to focus on how many families and unaccompanied minors coming over the border. He continued on to say that many of the people who flooding across the border are adults who are travelling alone. These individuals are not coming onto U.S> soil with any good intentions whatsoever.
He also stated that the people who live in small towns centered near the border are in danger and being harassed on a daily basis and made the accusation that the Biden administration does not care about the citizens of Texas being affected by the severely underpowered border security.
He went on to add that both Vice President Kamala Harris and President Joe Biden have refused to contact him in order to talk about the ever-increasing crisis at the U.S.-Mexican border. He slung the accusation that the pair are “pretending that the Texas border does not exist.”
As reported by the Daily Wire this past week, Abbot stated that he was starting to think about the creation of a barrier along the border of Texas and Mexico himself due to the fact that old Uncle Joe’s administration seems to be pointedly ignoring the immigration crisis currently plaguing the southern border.
Before attending a summit on immigration and border policy, Abbott issued a statement to Breitbart Texas. He “suggested that the Biden administration is abrogating its duty to the state of Texas by failing to appropriately address the record numbers of child migrants, asylum seekers, and illegal immigrants being apprehended along the United States’ southern border,” reported The Daily Wire.
“The influx across the border is out of control, and the Biden Administration has shown that is not going to step up and do its job,” Abbott stated. “And amidst reports of even more people coming in across the border, we know we have to step up and do more.”
“What people have seen in videos across the country seems to be the Biden Administration welcoming these people to the United States. We won’t be sending that message,” Stated Abbott in his interview with Breitbart. “If you come to Texas, you’re subject to being arrested. You’re not going to have a pathway to roam the country. You’re going to have a pathway directly into a jail cell.”