Texas has marshaled its own resources to defend its people while the federal government is mired in indecision over the border crisis created by the Biden administration’s policies.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R), took to Twitter hours after telling that Texans will be 100% open with no mask mandate, “Today Texas launched Operation Lone Star to respond to the border crisis. It deploys Nat’l Guard + DPS Officers + air, ground, marine, & tactical border security assets to deny Mexican Cartels & smugglers the ability to move drugs & people into Texas.”
Today Texas launched Operation Lone Star to respond to the border crisis.
It deploys Nat'l Guard + DPS Officers + air, ground, marine, & tactical border security assets to deny Mexican Cartels & smugglers the ability to move drugs & people into Texas.https://t.co/r68J2laDpH
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) March 7, 2021
The Alamo fell to enemy forces on this day in 1836.
The battle was lost, but the war was not.
It’s a reminder of the grit, resolve & perseverance of Texans from our very beginning.
We are challenged, but always overcome.
The Cenotaph will remain unmoved. pic.twitter.com/5w3lsLZtdp
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) March 6, 2021
“The crisis at our southern border continues to escalate because of Biden administration policies that refuse to secure the border and invite illegal immigration,” said Abbott, according to KFOX-TV.
“Texas supports legal immigration but will not be an accomplice to the open border policies that cause, rather than prevent, a humanitarian crisis in our state and endanger the lives of Texans. We will surge the resources and law enforcement personnel needed to confront this crisis,” he said, according to KXXV-TV
Col. Steve McCraw of the Texas Department of Public Safety met with Abbott last month to discuss how the state could react to the rapidly escalating border crisis.
According to KGNS-TV, Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) stated that the time is rapidly approaching. “In the last 7 days in the valley they have stopped 10,000 individuals and 2,500 individuals in the last two days and many are being released.”
“Remember what happened under the problem we had last time?” asked Cuellar. “What did they do? [they said] ‘Oh, we have too many people in the south, so let us send them to Laredo.’ They process them in [Laredo] and they send them by bus stations, and then release them in Laredo. My thing is, if the numbers keep going up they will release them in Laredo like they did in the past.”
He is concerned that illegal aliens could spread the CCP Virus, “If they do not go to an NGO, then they go straight to the bus station and no one is checking them, or testing them for COVID-19 [CCP Virus], Border Patrol does not do that.”
On Friday, Abbott expressed similar concerns.
My statement about the Biden administration assimilating Covid positive illegal immigrants in states across the country pic.twitter.com/PqImAihYkp
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) March 4, 2021
He said President Joe Biden “is bringing in illegal immigrants into the state of Texas and then releasing them, and many of whom have COVID.”
According to Newsweek, Abbott said, “The president and his administration need to step up and stop this program. First of promoting illegal immigration, but second, allowing people who are coming to this country, to spread COVID across the entire country.”