When President Joe Biden paid a visit to El Paso on Sunday, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott greeted him at the airport. The two men shook hands. Abbott then handed the President a letter. That’s what was in the letter.
‘Too small, too late’
Abbott told Biden that his visit was “$20 billion too small and two years late.” In addition, you avoid places where there is massive illegal immigration, and bypass the thousands of angry Texas property owners whose lives have been ruined by your border policies… This chaos is a direct result of your failure to enforce the immigration laws enacted by Congress.”
“Encouraged the cartels”
“Your open borders policy has encouraged cartels that have made their fortunes through trafficking in lethal fentanyl and even human beings,” Abbott wrote. “The Texans are paying a particularly high price for your failure, sometimes even with their lives, local leaders from your own party will tell you if given the chance.”
“Do you have a job”
“Halfway to your presidency, however, I can finally welcome you to the border,” Abbott wrote. “When you’re done with the photo shoot in the carefully choreographed version of El Paso, you’ll have a job to do.”
And a few more things…
Abbott urged Biden to do a few more things: stop paroleing immigrants en masse. Fully enforce Section 42, a pandemic-era public health rule allowing border agents to quickly remove migrants, and a “Stay in Mexico” policy requiring migrants seeking asylum to remain in Mexico until the date of a U.S. immigration court hearing. Resume construction of the border wall on the Texas-Mexico border. And declare Mexican drug cartels terrorist organizations.
President Biden’s cross-border visit today is a sanitized version of El Paso.
He has no plans to enforce federal immigration laws.
The Biden plan will only attract MORE illegal crossovers.
Texas will continue our historic frontier mission to protect our state. pic.twitter.com/UelZRg0Zts
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) January 8, 2023