This past Tuesday, Greg Abbott, the Republican Texas Governor, has officially put forth an order to the Texas National Guard to arrest immigrants that have been caught illegally crossing currently in crisis southern border from Mexico.
Abbott issued his order in the form of a letter to Major General Tracy R. Norris, Adjutant General of the Texas National Guard, which outlined his direction that the guard should assist the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) in arresting all illegal immigrants.
“Beginning on May 31, 2021, I have issued multiple proclamations certifying under Section 418.014 of the Texas Government Code that the surge of individuals unlawfully crossing the Texas-Mexico border poses an ongoing and imminent threat of disaster for certain counties and agencies in the State of Texas,” stated Abbott in his letter. “To respond to this disaster and secure the rule of law at our Southern border, more manpower is needed — in addition to the troopers from the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) and soldiers from the Texas National Guard I have already deployed there — and DPS needs help in arresting those who are violating state law.”
“By virtue of the power and authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the State of Texas, I hereby order that the Texas National Guard assist DPS in enforcing Texas law by arresting lawbreakers at the border,” his letter ordered.
As we see Abbott attempting to bring back in line the crisis with illegal immigration into the U.S., Old Uncle Joe has been floundering and struggling to contain the massive flood of illegal immigrants flowing into the country across the southern border from Mexico. This past Tuesday, Information came to light that Old Uncle Joe’s administration recently released over 50,000 illegal immigrants into the interior of the country all without scheduling a time for their claims for asylum to be taken before a judge in court. As reported by the Daily Wire:
Around 50,000 migrants who were captured crossing the United States-Mexico border illegally have been released into the United States without court dates, only instructions to eventually report back to an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office, according to a report from Axios.
Only 13% of those, the outlet notes, have actually followed up with an ICE agent.
The shocking news comes as reports indicate that July may be yet another record-breaking month for illegal immigration along the southern border, similar to June, which saw the largest number of illegal immigrant apprehensions at the United States southern border in years, according to The New York Times. Some areas of the Rio Grande Valley in Texas — one of the most highly trafficked areas of the border — are seeing upwards of 20,000 apprehensions per week, according to Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
Total apprehensions at the border for 2021 so far are expected to top one million in July, putting border patrol on track to intercept two million illegal immigrants in 2021.