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  • Texas Gov. Abbott hands Biden a frosty welcome letter as the president arrives at border, blasting him for visiting 'SANITIZED' city and demanding more action to tackle illegal immigration

    01/08/2023 3:00:57 PM PST · by DFG · 34 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 01/08/2023 | Rob Crillly
    The Republican governor of Texas delivered a frosty welcome to President Joe Biden in El Paso on Sunday, accusing him of opening the southern border to illegal immigrants and handing him a letter demanding that he take more action to tackle the crisis. Gov. Greg Abbott blasted Biden's visit — his first to the border as president — saying that the city had been cleaned up for his trip. And he characterized the trip as '$20 billion too little and two years too late' in a scathing description of Biden's failure to control illegal migration. 'Even the city you visit...
  • Steve Bannon Rips 'Gutless' Greg Abbott for Migrant Buses to Liberal Cities

    12/29/2022 9:14:45 PM PST · by Fiji Hill · 96 replies
    Newsweek ^ | December 29, 2022
    Former Trump White House chief strategist Steve Bannon railed against Governor Greg Abbott on Thursday, calling the Texas Republican "gutless" for busing migrants to Washington, D.C., in below-freezing temperatures on Christmas Eve. Abbott has come under fire in recent months over the Lone Star State's practice of redirecting asylum-seekers and undocumented immigrants to cities run by Democrats. Liberals have long blasted the move as a "cruel" act of political theater, but the governor is now receiving criticism from some within his own party. Bannon, a longtime ally of former President Donald Trump, slammed Abbott on Thursday in a post on...
  • Texas Clamps Down on Border in El Paso

    12/13/2022 10:26:54 AM PST · by devane617 · 12 replies
    nytimes ^ | 12/13/2022
    EL PASO — Officials in Texas took steps on Tuesday to all but close an international crossing in El Paso, as state police began conducting commercial vehicle inspections of every truck entering the United States. The move resembled one ordered by Gov. Greg Abbott this spring, an effort that resulted in traffic jams that severely interrupted the flow of goods into the United States, with lines of trucks stretching back miles into Mexico. In protest, some Mexican truckers created a blockade to further impede traffic and seek an end to the Texas inspections. Mr. Abbott presented that effort as a...
  • Now Texas Governor Abbott sends TANKS to the border after threatening to send gunboats - as Republican invokes invasion clause to deal with migrants flooding over border

    11/19/2022 8:15:36 AM PST · by dynachrome · 73 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11-18-22 | JOSEPH MICHALITSIANOS
    Texas Governor Greg Abbott is deploying National Guard troops in M113 armored personnel carrier to various positions along the border after earlier threatening to use gunboats in an attempt to quell the influx of migrants at the border. The news comes after Abbott invoked a Constitutional clause on Wednesday warning President Joe Biden that the Lone Star state would go rogue to defend itself from what he calls a migrant 'invasion' at the southern border. Texas Military Department officials ordered the 10 armored personnel carriers on Thursday and announced around 50 soldiers would be trained to operate them. Armored personnel...
  • Texas governor declares ‘invasion’ at border, moves to boost security

    11/15/2022 3:12:50 PM PST · by EBH · 19 replies
    The HIll ^ | 11/15/22 | Jared Gans
    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) declared on Tuesday an invasion is happening on the southern border and moved to invoke invasion clauses of the U.S. and Texas constitutions to allow him to boost security at the border. “I’m using that constitutional authority, & other authorization & Executive Orders to keep our state & country safe,” Abbott said in a tweet. The governor, who was reelected last week, plans to take a variety of actions, including deploying the National Guard to repel and turn back immigrants he says are trying to cross the border illegally, sending the Texas Department of Public...
  • Mayorkas maintains 'border is secure' despite record crossings, FBI sees 'significant criminal threat

    11/15/2022 11:03:57 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/15/2022 | Timothy H.J. Nerozzi
    The FBI and Department of Homeland Security do not agree on the security of the U.S. southern border, judging by testimony before the House Committee on Homeland Security. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas seemed to conflict with FBI Director Christopher Wray on Tuesday when asked whether the border is secure. "Secretary Mayorkas, do you continue to maintain that the border is secure?" North Carolina Rep. Dan Bishop asked, referencing a claim Mayorkas made before the Judiciary Committee this summer. "Yes, and we are working day in and day out to enhance security, congressman," Mayorkas responded.
  • Texas Gov. Abbott Declares Invasion on Border; Invokes US and Texas Constitutions to Deploy Guard Troops to Repel Illegal Immigrants

    11/15/2022 10:58:51 AM PST · by Macho MAGA Man · 40 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | November 15, 2022 | Kristinn Taylor
    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) declared an invasion on the Texas border with Mexico, invoking the U.S, and Texas constitutions. Over five million illegal aliens have crossed the U.S. southern border with Mexico since Joe Biden assumed the presidency on January 20, 2021 and threw out President Trump’s successful policies that had secured the border. The flood of migrants at the border continued in October with nearly 300,000 contacts/gotaways reported by Customs and Border Patrol. Abbott: “I invoked the Invasion Clauses of the U.S. & Texas Constitutions to fully authorize Texas to take unprecedented measures to defend our state against...
  • Texas governor declares invasion at border, invokes constitutional powers in historic action

    11/15/2022 9:35:38 AM PST · by redguyinabluestate · 79 replies
    Just the news ^ | 11/15/2022 | By John Solomon
    Frustrated by an unending crisis fueled by drug and human trafficking at the southern border, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday declared his state was under an invasion and invoked special powers granted under the U.S. and Texas constitutions. Abbott said his declaration would begin efforts to: Deploy the National Guard to the border to repel illegal immigrants, and the Texas Department of Public Safety to arrest and return illegal entrants to their home countries; Build a border wall in multiple counties; Deploy gun boats to secure the border; Designate Mexican drug cartels as foreign terrorist organizations; Enter into a...
  • Texas Gov. Greg Abbott calls for investigation of Harris County over election irregularities

    11/15/2022 6:51:47 AM PST · by Twotone · 10 replies
    Just The News ^ | November 14, 2022 | Ben Whedon
    Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday called for an investigation into Harris County's handling of its elections during the November 2022 midterms. "I'm calling on the Secretary of State, the Attorney General's Office, and the Texas Rangers to initiate investigations into allegations of improprieties in the way that the 2022 elections were conducted in Harris County," he said in a press release. The county in question includes the city of Houston, a major metropolitan area represented in Washington by several different congressional districts that include part of the county's boundaries. Abbott pointed to "missing keys, insufficient paper ballots in...
  • Pro-Life Texas Governor Greg Abbott Defeats Pro-Abortion Beto O’Rourke

    11/08/2022 7:54:30 PM PST · by Morgana · 21 replies
    Life News ^ | November 8, 2022 | Steven Ertelt
    Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has won re-election in Texas, defeating Democratic challenger Beto O’Rourke. The pro-life governor defeated his pro-abortion challenge after a race where O’Rourke used abortion as the main issue of his campaign. Abbott was first elected in 2014 to the position that Republicans have held in the state since 1995. The Democrat’s top television ad attacked Abbott for protecting babies from abortion. O’Rourke, appearing to conserve his cash for later in the campaign, skipped running any biographical spots and made a light buy on Aug. 25 for an ad attacking Abbott-backed laws that virtually ban abortion in...
  • Ahead Of Midterm Elections, Biden Snaps At Rally: ‘No More Drilling! There Is No More Drilling!’

    11/07/2022 5:44:09 AM PST · by Red Badger · 52 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | NOVEMBER 7, 2022 | Staff
    President Joe Biden (D) snapped at a young woman who attended a political rally that he hosted on Sunday at Sarah Lawrence College in New York for gubernatorial candidate Kathy Hochul. “No more drilling. There is no more drilling,” Biden snapped at a young woman in the crowd. “I haven’t formed any new drilling.” “There are at least five more years of offshore drilling,” the woman shouted back. “— in the Atlantic or the Pacific but in the Antarctic and off the gulf of New Mexico.” “That was before I was president,” Biden responded. “We’re trying to work on that...
  • Watch: Trump Releases Ad Highlighting America First Candidates Days Before Midterms

    11/04/2022 8:55:12 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/4/22 | JORDAN DIXON-HAMILTON
    Former President Donald Trump released an ad urging voters to support America First Republican candidates to “help save America,” just days before next week’s midterm elections. The video starts with audio of Trump saying that next week’s election is a “referendum” on President Joe Biden, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D), and Democrat Senate Leader Chuck Schumer (D).” “The radical left Democrat Congress is destroying our country,” Trump said. “You’re going to elect an incredible slate of True America First Republicans up and down the ballot.” The video displayed text encouraging voters to vote Republican while the montage of Trump’s audio...
  • Ted Cruz Tells Sean Hannity Transporting Migrants Is Illegal – but Advocates for It Anyway

    09/18/2022 12:02:05 AM PDT · by NoLibZone · 41 replies
    Yahoo news ^ | Katie Campione
    Texas Senator Ted Cruz argued during a Friday appearance on Fox News that transporting migrants across state lines could be illegal — yet still praised the recent actions of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis of sending migrants to Martha’s Vineyard and advocated for more similar moves. Cruz, who is a lawyer and graduate of Harvard Law School, was asked by Fox News host Sean Hannity on Friday to weigh in on the situation “from a legal standpoint.” “Let’s say I went down to the border and I brought a big truck with me, and I picked up a bunch of illegal...
  • Harris: 'If We Agree' We Must 'Address' Immigration Problem, then Abbott Should 'Participate in a Solution' (8 min video)

    10/11/2022 5:30:56 PM PDT · by bitt · 36 replies
    breitbart ^ | 10/11/2022 | ian hanchett
    During an interview aired on Monday’s edition of NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” Vice President Kamala Harris reacted to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) busing migrants to her residence in Washington, D.C., by stating the move is “an absolute dereliction of duty.” because “If you see a problem and if we agree that we need to address it, then, if you’re a leader, participate in a solution,” which she argued the Biden administration has done by proposing a bill for “a pathway for citizenship…to fix a broken immigration system, which was broken under the previous administration.” Harris stated, “I...
  • Adams admits the migrant crisis is ‘unsustainable’ — when will other Dems recognize reality and do something?

    10/11/2022 11:36:29 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 5 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 10, 2022 7:33pm | Karol Markowicz
    In January 2017, signs appeared throughout yuppie Brooklyn. In the windows of cafés and shops, a man with pleading eyes and a baby in his coat stared at us with the words “Refugees welcome here.” What did it mean? That refugees could also come and buy the $7 lattes that the brownstone set were buying? Like most people who put signs in windows, the Brooklynites didn’t actually mean it. Refugees were welcome here because it was a poke in the eye to Trump, who wanted to build a wall and make Mexico pay for it, not because refugees could actually...
  • Abbott says he’ll keep sending migrant buses despite Adams declaring ‘emergency’

    10/07/2022 1:35:21 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 28 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 7, 2022 1:55pm | MaryAnn Martinez and Nolan Hicks
    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott defiantly declared Friday that he will continue to ship migrants from the southern border to the Big Apple — as Mayor Eric Adams issued a state of emergency over the flood of asylum-seekers. “Sanctuary cities like New York City experience a FRACTION of what Texas border communities face every day,” Abbott seethed on Twitter. “We’ll continue busing migrants to NYC, DC, & Chicago to relieve our overwhelmed border towns until [President] Biden does his job to secure the border.”
  • ‘Nothing too minor to stop them’: NYPD ticketing migrant buses from Texas

    10/07/2022 1:31:35 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 77 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 7, 2022 | Larry Celona, Jack Morphet, Bernadette Hogan and Lee Brown
    The NYPD pounced on buses bringing border-crossers to the Big Apple from Texas on Friday — part of a desperate effort to slow the overwhelming flow of more than 17,000 migrants that spurred Mayor Adams’ state-of-emergency declaration, according to sources. The Post saw a team of NYPD Highway Patrol officers waiting near the Port Authority pulling over four buses that had just dropped off dozens of migrants starting at around 6:15a.m. They then spent around an hour meticulously searching each bus for any possible infractions, including logbooks, tire treads, fluid levels and even windshield wiper placement. Some of the drivers...
  • Hogan hits DeSantis over migrant ‘publicity stunt’: ‘A terrible idea

    10/06/2022 8:17:33 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 46 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/06/2022 | Brad Dress
    Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) on Thursday said it was a “terrible idea” for fellow GOP governors Ron DeSantis (Fla.) and Greg Abbott (Texas) to bus and fly migrants to progressive cities in a move to pressure President Biden to address a surge of migrants at the border. “I thought it was a mistake to basically do publicity stunts of busing people from the border into other states,” Hogan said during an appearance Thursday in New Hampshire. “Gov. DeSantis, who had nothing to do with the issue … grabbed fifty people and sent them to Martha’s Vineyard as a publicity...
  • No Peep From Capehart As Beto O'Rourke Equates Abbott With Mass Murderers

    10/02/2022 1:34:07 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 19 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    On his MSNBC Sunday show, Capehart had on Beto O'Rourke. After losing to Ted Cruz in a senatorial run, then flaming out early in the 2020 Democrat presidential primary, O'Rourke is poised to make it a trifecta of failures, as he trails Gov. Greg Abbott badly in the Texas gubernatorial race. So, in his closing statement in the segment, an apparently desperate O'Rourke dug deep in his slimebag, and emerged with this foul accusation. "We have more school shootings than any other state because these kids are defenselss, not just against people with AR-15s, but a governor who will do...
  • Watch Live: Greg Abbott and Beto O’Rourke debate in Edinburg at 7 p.m.

    09/30/2022 4:47:46 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 35 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | SEPT. 30, 2022 | Texas Tribune Staff
    For the first and likely only time before the November election, Gov. Greg Abbott and Democratic challenger Beto O’Rourke are set to face off in a televised debate. The two will appear onstage at 7 p.m. Central time Friday at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in Edinburg. The debate will be on local Nexstar television stations across the state, and The Texas Tribune will livestream the debate here.