On Sunday, Joe Biden travelled to El Paso, Texas, near the border for the first time as president. As the President touched down in the Lone Star State, Gov.
Greg Abbott met him on the runway and handed him a letter filled with obscenities in which he expressed his displeasure with the administration’s border policies.
In the letter, Abbott made careful to express his thoughts on Biden’s trip to the border, which he published on Twitter with the caption, “His trip is $20 billion too little & 2 years too late.”
In the letter, Abbott wrote, “Once we’re done photographing a carefully planned version of El Paso, we have work to do.” showing the steps. border wall.
After Biden took office in January 2021, the number of migrants arriving at the border increased dramatically. The government’s fiscal year 2022, which ended September 30, reportedly made more than 2.3 million arrests.
In his letter, Abbott accused Biden of delaying his visit by two years, claiming that Biden’s border policies “encouraged cartels.”
The Texas governor also praised Biden’s predecessor, claiming that the administration under former President Donald Trump had reached “historically low levels of illegal immigration.” “America is suffering the worst illegal immigration in the history of the country,” he wrote, looking at Biden.
According to Abbott’s letter, “Texans are paying an extremely high price for your failure, sometimes with their own lives.” If given the chance, local leaders from your party will tell you this.
Later that day, the governor spoke to reporters and criticised Biden’s visit once more, saying it would only be worthwhile if immigration rules were followed.
Unless [the administration] starts enforcing the immigration rules already in place in the United States of America that are mentioned in the letter that was presented to the president today, Abbott claimed that the border visit was “nothing but a show.”
According to USAToday, Biden spent roughly four hours at the border. He travelled the length of the border wall that separates Juarez, Mexico, from El Paso, Texas, the main route for unauthorised border crossings, where he talked with government representatives and individuals addressing the humanitarian situation. When asked what he learned, Biden told reporters, “They require a lot of resources.” We’ll get it for them, we promise.
Biden declared on January 5 that the US would immediately turn away Nicaraguans, Cubans, and Haitians who crossed the border from Mexico illegally into the United States.
“Do not simply appear at the border. Stay put and submit your application from there “He said. The new regulations, which went into effect on October 12, are an outgrowth of an ongoing initiative to reduce the number of Venezuelan migrants in the nation. Under Title 42, which suspends the right to asylum under U.S. law and international law to stop the spread of COVID-19, people from the South American nation who crossed the border by foot or by swimming were promptly sent back to Mexico.
In October 2022, 22,044 Venezuelan migrants were processed, a 35% decrease from the record high of 33,804 migrants reported in September.