(Patriot Insider) – When President Joe Biden took office, he immediately set about throwing the proverbial doors of our southern border wide open.
While President Donald Trump took office on the pledge to solve the border crisis, Biden took office on the pledge to let millions of illegal aliens into the country and provide them with free handouts and even healthcare.
COVID-19 test not required.
This is exactly what has happened—at this, the Biden administration has been very successful.
On Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures” over the weekend, Texas Governor Greg Abbott told host Maria Bartiromo that Biden’s policies have created a crisis.
“It’s the Biden open-border policies that are inviting even more illegal immigration and actually have created this humanitarian crisis,” the Republican governor said.
He explained that the surge puts the lives of Border Patrol officers at risk because they are now being exposed to COVID-19 and had initially not even been vaccinated.
Imagine that—our teachers refuse to go back to school unless they’re all fully vaccinated on the district’s dime, yet those enforcing our borders are being exposed to the virus with little mitigation as they’re not even requiring illegal aliens to be tested before being released back into the U.S. interior.
“Our border patrol agents are put in harm’s way in several ways. One, because they’re having to deal with the increase in the (Mexican drug) cartel activities,” Abbott said.
“Another way in which our border patrol agents are put in harm’s way and that is the Biden administration was not providing COVID vaccines for the border patrol in the Rio Grande valley region. Because of my public outcry about that when I was down on the border, now, finally, the Biden administration has changed gears and they are doing exactly what I called for.”
The governor went on to explain that his state has demanded data on the number of COVID-19 infection rates among those crossing the border.
This is an incredibly important question that you’d think the Biden administration, which has plainly stated they aim to fight the virus until it’s completely eradicated, would be falling over itself to fix, right?
They couldn’t care less.
“I’m expecting answers from the Biden administration immediately this week. We need the total number of migrants who have been apprehended at the border who have tested positive for COVID-19,” the Texas governor said. “The state of Texas is responsible for fully reporting out anybody in our state who has COVID-19.
“The administration has refused and failed to give to our state the total number of migrants who have COVID-19,” he continued. “We expect that data and we expect the Biden administration to step up and assist the state of Texas in being able to respond to that imported challenge, imported only because of the change in policies by the Biden administration.”
U.S. Customs and Border Patrol officers have encountered over 100,000 aliens attempting to enter the interior in February alone.
This is an almost threefold increase from a year prior—over 5,700 unaccompanied minors were detained at the border in January which is a several year high for that month, Newsmax notes.
Welcome to Biden’s lawless America.
“The border patrol officers told me that the Biden administration’s policies — they are enriching, they are empowering the drug cartels in Mexico who make money off the people they assist in smuggling into the state of Texas,” Abbott said.
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