“This is outrageous. The Biden Admin knew full well of an incoming surge of illegal immigrants and did nothing to stop it,” Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) said Tuesday, reacting to the news that the administration’s own internal documents warned the surge was coming.
Gov. Abbott made the comment in a social media post, regarding an article published Monday by Washington Free Beacon reporting that it has obtained the revealing internal documents:
“The Department of Homeland Security was aware that a large population of migrants was preparing to cross the southern border months before a near-record number surged into the country this month, internal documents obtained by the Washington Free Beacon show—but appears to have taken no action to forestall an influx that has overwhelmed local officials across the United States.
“The documents show that Mexican immigration authorities have seen a spike in apprehensions since May, an indication that border crossings were likely to rise, and that federal agencies documented a large buildup of migrants on the Mexican side of the border at the beginning of September.”
“On top of that, the Biden Admin CUT razor wire Texas installed. Texas didn't back down. We DOUBLED our efforts,” Gov. Abbott’s post adds.
On Thursday, Gov. Abbott posted video of two uniformed men first cutting the wire barrier, then pulling it open, allowing illegal aliens to begin walking in, unencumbered.
Texas installed razor wire in Eagle Pass to stop illegal crossings.— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) September 20, 2023
Today the Biden Admin CUT that wire, opening the floodgates to illegal immigrants.
I immediately deployed more Texas National Guard to repel illegal crossings & install more razor wire. pic.twitter.com/eMtLS8Z6WI
As illegal aliens continue to flood into Texas and overwhelm his city, Eagle Pass Mayor Rolando Salinas has declared a state of emergency. Many of the illegal immigrants are single males who “don’t want to listen to instructions and they’re leaving the [processing] facility,” the mayor said in an announcement.
“Not all of these people come in peace,” the mayor warned.
Meanwhile, Pres. Biden continues to shirk responsibility for his administration’s failure to address the border crisis, blaming “MAGA Republicans” for refusing to pass legislation to allow even more illegal aliens into the U.S. – and grant them citizenship, once they get here.
Used as a slur by Democrats, "MAGA" is an acronym for "Make America Great Again."
This is outrageous.— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) September 26, 2023
The Biden Admin knew full well of an incoming surge of illegal immigrants and did nothing to stop it.
On top of that, the Biden Admin CUT razor wire Texas installed.
Texas didn't back down. We DOUBLED our efforts.https://t.co/fUOCSqNPC8