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  • Texas Land Commissioner shuts down cartel activity on island, cleared weapons and explosives

    02/19/2024 4:45:50 AM PST · by CFW · 27 replies
    Just the News ^ | 2/18/24 | By Charlotte Hazard
    Texas Land Commissioner Dawn Buckingham had a recent victory against the Mexican cartels after the Lone Star state seized control of Fronton Island, a prominent area for illegal activity. "This island before it was claimed, was literally a law enforcement free zone for the cartels to do whatever they wanted," Buckingham said on the John Solomon Reports podcast. "American law enforcement couldn't step on it. Mexican law enforcement couldn't step on it. It was a safe haven for the cartels to stash all kinds of weapons, all kinds of drugs, and run untold numbers of people across. It's also at...
  • CNN’s Chalian: We Thought of Immigration As ‘Right-Wing Echo Chamber’ Issue Until Abbott Made Blue Areas Feel It

    02/14/2024 6:47:46 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/14/2024 | IAN HANCHETT
    On Wednesday’s broadcast of “CNN News Central,” CNN Political Director David Chalian stated that “We normally think of” immigration as “just an issue for the right-wing echo chamber.” But now that Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) has brought “the migrant issue and crisis to cities, to blue states and cities, that has changed the calculus” on the issue. Chalian said, “Tom Suozzi was advertising with him on Fox News talking about his full defense of ICE. So, not every Democrat runs on the immigration issue the way Tom Suozzi did in this district. It worked for him there. There does...
  • Texas on track to build more border wall in state than Trump, Gov. Abbotts says

    02/09/2024 8:38:11 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 31 replies
    NY Post ^ | 02/09/2024 | Allie Griffin
    The Texas Department of Public Safety has made over 39,000 criminal arrests, apprehended more than 480,000 migrants in the country illegally, deterred more than 95,000 illegal entries, engaged in more than 4,300 bailouts and filed more than 19,000 charges for smuggling, according to the governor. The Texas National Guard has also turned back more than 90,000 people who were trying to cross the border illegally, Abbott said. The combination of those measures has proven successful at trimming the number of people crossing into the US through the state. “The results are amazing,” Abbott told reporters.
  • Governor Noem stands firm on border security, pledges support to Texas

    01/31/2024 1:05:27 PM PST · by Tench_Coxe · 3 replies
    PIERRE, S.D. - After a recent trip to the United State's southern border, South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem addressed the South Dakota Legislature in a speech that pledged her support to Texas. Find the video of the speech below as well as a transcript of what she said. (snip) Thank you for calling this joint session of the legislative body today so I may address both chambers on a matter of grave importance to the people of South Dakota and the United States of America. It is no secret that our country is being overwhelmed with en masse illegal immigration....
  • Gov. Greg Abbott says he is “prepared” for a conflict with federal authorities (interview with Tucker Carlson)

    01/26/2024 10:21:21 AM PST · by janetjanet998 · 47 replies
    In an interview from India, Gov. Greg Abbott says ten other states have sent national guard to the Texas border, and others will follow. Abbott says he is “prepared” for a conflict with federal authorities.
  • You Vote: Do you approve of the Texas border security efforts?

    01/26/2024 11:57:30 AM PST · by FormerLib · 20 replies
    Just The News ^ | January 25, 2024 4:15pm | Just the News staff
    Take a moment to let them know how you feel at vote here at Just the News.
  • Texas' Latest Border Move Is a Giant Middle Finger to the Biden Admin

    01/24/2024 2:41:44 PM PST · by lightman · 73 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 24 January A.D. 2024 | Spencer Brown
    "This is not over," pledged Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott in a post on X earlier this week after the Supreme Court sided with the Biden administration on an emergency appeal order allowing federal agents to dismantle razor wire installed by Texas at the Mexican border. "Texas' razor wire is an effective deterrent to the illegal crossings Biden encourages," Abbott reiterated, correctly contrasting Texas' efforts to do the work of securing the border abdicated by the federal government with the Biden administration's policies that have intentionally incentivized and made it easier for illegal immigrants to enter and be released into...
  • Chicago Residents Reject Blaming Greg Abbott for Migrant Crisis

    01/24/2024 1:02:12 PM PST · by DallasBiff · 11 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 1/23/24 | Nick Mordowanec
    Numerous Chicago residents, including multiple Black Democrats, have sued the city in response to the influx of migrants, and they blame President Joe Biden, not people like Texas Gov. Greg Abbott. Abbott has been arguably the loudest voice against the Biden administration's immigration policies, which resulted in about 300,000 migrants—nearly 10,000 per day—coming into the United States through Mexico in December alone. Federal border agents encountered about 2.5 million migrants in total last year, according to data from Customs and Border Protection (CBP), surpassing the previous record high from a year earlier.
  • Pro-"pAlESTiNe" protester gets pummeled by Texans after disrupting Texas governor Greg Abbott’s speech [YeeHaw]

    01/16/2024 8:08:42 AM PST · by Conservat1 · 16 replies
    On X ^ | Jan 14, 2024
    JUST IN: Pro-Palestine protester gets pummeled by Texans after disrupting Texas governor Greg Abbott’s speech.Gotta love Texas.The incident happened at a campaign event in Collin County.The incident happened on the same day as pro-Palestine protesters tried breaching the… pic.twitter.com/QBsHADHgAd— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) January 14, 2024
  • BORDER SHOWDOWN: Texas Must Give Feds Access by Jan. 18, or Else, Says Biden Admin

    01/16/2024 12:51:21 PM PST · by qaz123 · 143 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16Jan | Price
    A strongly worded letter from the Department of Homeland Security to the State of Texas demands access to the U.S.-Mexico border on land seized by the State in Eagle Pass. DHS officials ordered the State to cease and desist its efforts to block Border Patrol’s access in and around Shelby Park “and remove all barriers to access” by the end of the day on January 17.
  • Texas has moved over 100,000 foreign nationals to 'sanctuary cities,' including 37,100 to NYC

    01/16/2024 5:00:04 AM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 34 replies
    Just The News ^ | By Bethany Blankley
    Since April 2022, more than 100,000 foreign nationals who have illegally crossed the border have been bused or flown from Texas to six sanctuary cities. This equates to roughly 5% of those who illegally entered Texas in fiscal 2023 alone, the highest number on record, The Center Square exclusively reported. Gov. Greg Abbott began busing foreign nationals who illegally entered the U.S. and were unlawfully released by the Biden administration into Texas, he argues, to provide relief to border communities, including at least 50 that declared disasters citing the border crisis. The first self-described sanctuary city to receive foreign nationals...
  • Denver Mayor: Abbott Doesn’t See Migrants Are Following Statue of Liberty, Also Stop Sending Us So Many of Them

    01/13/2024 9:10:41 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/13/2024 | Ian hatchett
    On Friday’s broadcast of CNN’s “The Source,” Denver Mayor Mike Johnston stated that Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) doesn’t see people crossing the border as people “who are trying to do exactly what the Statue of Liberty says, which is, send us your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” He also stated that he hopes Texas stops sending migrants to Denver during the winter storm and “A strategy of having folks just sent to New York and Chicago and Denver I think is not setting them up for success or setting our cities up for success.”
  • Pritzker urges Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to stop migrant dropoffs amid winter storm: ‘I plead with you for mercy’

    01/12/2024 1:29:48 PM PST · by Tench_Coxe · 166 replies
    Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Friday sent Texas Gov. Greg Abbott a sweeping letter about the ongoing migrant crisis, urging him to stop dropoffs during a dangerous winter storm.“While action is pending at the federal level, I plead with you for mercy for the thousands of people who are powerless to speak for themselves,” Pritzker said in the letter. “Please, while winter is threatening vulnerable people’s lives, suspend your transports and do not send more people to our state.”
  • Chicago Mayor Johnson: It’s ‘Evil-Spirited’ Gov. Abbott Attacking Cities ‘Led by Black Leaders’

    01/08/2024 10:34:40 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/08/2024 | Pam Key
    Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson said Sunday on MSNBC’s “PoliticsNation” that he believed it was “evil-spirited” that Gov. Greg Abbott (R-TX) is sending migrants to cities “being led by black leaders or leaders of color.” Johnson said, “We have this international crisis that really requires federal intervention that local government is being asked to subsidized. Local government is not designed or built to handle such a crisis. Since I’ve been in office, we’ve had well over 500 buses show up to the city of Chicago, in fact, closer to 600 right now, over 855 flights have come to Chicago. Now, the...
  • Dems Blame Texas for Migrant Crisis [semi-satire]

    01/07/2024 10:00:26 AM PST · by John Semmens · 18 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 7 January 2024 | John Semmens
    Mayor Brandon Johnson (D-Chicago) went on CBS's "Face the Nation" to complain that "Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) is determined to sow seeds of chaos by sending his migrants to my city. If President Biden wanted these migrants in Chicago he would have flown them here himself. By thwarting the President's intentions Gov. Abbott is guilty of insurrection." Mayor Eric Adams (D-New York) wants $700 million in compensation from the Texas bus companies that are transporting migrants to his sanctuary city because "they need to pay for the cost of caring for the people they are dropping off in our...
  • Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Slams NYC Mayor Eric Adams Over Laughable Lawsuit, Uses Left's Standards Against Them

    01/04/2024 8:22:01 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Red State ^ | 01/04/2024 | Bonchie
    Mayor Eric Adams of New York City announced a laughable lawsuit on Thursday, suing 17 different charter bus companies for $700 million. His claim? That they didn't "pay to care for" the illegal immigrants they transported to blue bastions at the behest of Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas. (See: New York Mayor Adams Suing Bus Companies Over Expenses of Housing Illegal Immigrants)New York City has and will continue to do our part in the asylum seeker crisis. But we can't bear the costs alone — and we won't let those complicit in @GovAbbott's scheme get away with violating our state...
  • TX Gov. Abbott: Sanctuary City Mayors ‘Should Be Embarrassed Because It Is Utter Hypocrisy’

    01/04/2024 10:37:45 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/24/2024 | Jeff Poor
    Thursday on Fox Business Network’s “Varney & Company,” Gov. Greg Abbott (R-TX) criticized the hypocrisy of blue state governors and mayors who have criticized him and his state’s effort to send illegal immigrants to their so-called sanctuary cities and states. “Some of the mayors of big sanctuary cities in America — they blame you for what’s going on, blame you for the migrants going to their cities,” FBN host Stuart Varney said. “You’re smiling, but would you like to give us a response?” “Yes, I mean, they should be embarrassed because it is utter hypocrisy,” Abbott replied. “For all —...
  • Texas Governor: ‘Mayorkas is Pathetic’ for Blaming Record Border Crossings on Climate Change

    01/03/2024 10:39:29 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/03/2023 | Bob Price
    Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) said Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas “is pathetic” in response to the secretary’s comments on MSNBC blaming the record-shattering December migrant apprehensions on climate change. “The REAL reason illegal immigration records are being set is because Biden refuses to enforce immigration laws,” Abbott added. Climate change? Mayorkas is pathetic. The REAL reason illegal immigration records are being set is because Biden refuses to enforce immigration laws. We will send more buses and planes. We will continue building the razor wire walls that Biden wants to tear down. https://t.co/Z0j9MVS74c — Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) January...
  • How Greg Abbott Forced Democrats to Change

    01/03/2024 10:53:56 AM PST · by DallasBiff · 46 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 1/3/24 | Andrew Stanton
    Texas Governor Greg Abbott has reshaped the U.S. political landscape on immigration by busing migrants from Texas to Democratic-led sanctuary cities. Abbott, a Republican, in 2022 began busing migrants from the U.S.-Mexico border to sanctuary cities that protect undocumented immigrants from deportation, amid an influx of migrants arriving to the southern border. There were more than 2.4 million encounters at the U.S.-Mexico border during the 2023 fiscal year, up from roughly 1.7 million in 2021, according to data from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). The governor has faced substantial backlash over the policy, as critics accuse him of using...
  • Several Chicago suburbs vote to limit unscheduled migrant bus drop-offs from Texas

    01/03/2024 10:11:14 AM PST · by DallasBiff · 42 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/3/24 | Alisha Ebrahimji, Melissa Alonso and Andy Rose,
    Chicago suburbs pass their own ordinances Lawmakers in Chicago suburbs in recent days have approved new laws similar to the busing ordinance in the nation’s third-most-populous city that aims to streamline migrant drop-offs and stop buses from leaving new arrivals “in the middle of traffic, on random street corners and at O’Hare International Airport,” Chicago officials have said. Texas has sent over 28,000 asylum-seekers to Chicago since August 2022, according to Friday numbers from Abbott’s office. “This was a tough one, because we don’t want to look like we don’t care, but we have to move forward and get a...