Abbott Blasts Mayorkas’ Claim: ‘The Only Climate That's Changed Is the Refusal to Enforce the Immigration Laws’

Craig Bannister | January 4, 2024
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Pres. Biden’s open-border policies – not climate change – are to blame for the record illegal immigration into the U.S., Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Wednesday, responding to DHS Sec. Alejandro Mayorkas’ claim that climate change is a “root cause” of illegal immigration.

Sec. Mayorkas made the claim earlier in the day during an appearance on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” while attacking Gov. Abbott for sending some of the illegal aliens who’ve broken into his state to Democrat-run, self-proclaimed “sanctuary cities” that claim to want them.

"The only climate that's changed is the refusal to enforce the immigration laws of the United States,” Gov. Abbott told Fox News Channel Host Sean Hannity. “You saw what happened four years ago when we had the lowest illegal immigration in 40 years,” Abbott added, citing border security policies instituted by former Pres. Donald Trump - which Pres. Biden immediately began reversing on his first day in office.



Biden should focus on securing the border and stop taking legal action against Texas’ efforts to secure its border, the governor wrote in a social media post:

“Mayorkas blames climate change for illegal immigration, not Joe Biden's open border policies. Biden is now suing Texas AGAIN for stepping up to stop illegal immigration. Time for the Biden Administration to stop the lawsuits and start to enforce federal immigration laws.”

“Climate change? Mayorkas is pathetic. The REAL reason illegal immigration records are being set is because Biden refuses to enforce immigration laws,” wrote in another post, vowing that Biden won't stop him from keeping Texans safe:

“We will send more buses and planes. We will continue building the razor wire walls that Biden wants to tear down.”