Abbott defends actions taken by Texas to secure border as Biden administrator says governor did more than authority
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Sunday pledged to keep border agents accused of whipping Haitian migrants on horseback if they were fired by President Biden – as he blamed them for failing to secure the sovereignty of the United States. President and Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Meyercas.
“Secretary Meyerkas and, if I may be clear, even President Biden, they are dereliction of duty,” Abbott said on “Granthshala News Sunday.”
“The Biden administration has abandoned any pretense of securing the sovereignty of Texas or the United States through these open border policies,” the governor said. “The people of South Texas, they are angry for ignoring the Biden administration, for leaving them. The Biden administration cares far more for people who are not in this country than it does for the people, American citizens who are in this country. live in the country.”
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Abbott and his state have been on the front lines of the migrant crisis at the southern border that hit headlines in recent weeks after thousands of Haitian migrants crossed Texas in recent weeks.
Last week was based on one of the more controversial stories from the border Images that show agents Preventing Haitian immigrants from entering the US on horseback. Initial claims that agents were using a “whip” were dismissed by officials and agents, who noted that agents took long hours to control the horse. were using the bridle, and twisting his bridle to propel the horse.
Even the photographer of the initial photographs said that he did not see any incidents of whipping.
Still, Biden vowed that the agents who were removed from field duty pending an investigation would “pay up.” Abbott was angered by the behavior of the President’s agents.
“What the President said was going after the border patrol who were risking their lives, working so hard to secure the border. If he takes any action against them – I have asked those border patrol agents. Worked side by side – I want them to learn something,” Abbott said. “If they are in danger of losing the job of a president who is giving up his duty to guard the border, you have a job in the state of Texas.”
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The governor said: “I will hire you to help Texas secure the border.”
Abbott has also been in the news in recent weeks as Texas passed a bill that bans abortions after six weeks. Pro-abortion groups took the law to court over the state and tried to prevent courts from enforcing the law while the trial was pending. The Supreme Court allowed the law to take effect, a move that prompted Democrats in the House of Representatives this week to pass a bill to codify abortion rights at the federal level.
Abbott also signed a new election law in Texas this month that Democrats argue is meant to stifle votes. Meanwhile, Republicans say it will make state elections more secure. That law is already the subject of several lawsuits.
Granthshala News’ Adam Shaw contributed to this report.