TEXAS — Gov. Greg Abbott and the State of Texas are serious about building a border wall to protect its citizens as the nation watches President Joe Biden’s policies facilitate a crisis of overwhelming, mass migration. The Lone Star State has committed $1.1 billion toward the project with a down payment of $250 million.
“The Governor, Lieutenant Governor [Dan] Patrick, Speaker [Dade] Phelan, and Senator [Jane] Nelson, and Representative [Greg] Bonnen signed a letter during the press conference authorizing the transfer for $250 million as a down payment to launch the construction of the border wall and hire a program manager and contractors,” according to a Wednesday news release from Gov. Abbott’s office.
The Republican governor noted that Biden has abandoned Texans.
“The Biden Administration has abandoned its responsibilities to secure the border and Texans are suffering as a result,” Abbott declared, according to the Western Journal.
“The problems along the border are only getting worse due to President Biden’s inaction. Property is being destroyed, deadly drugs and illegal weapons are being smuggled into communities throughout the state, law enforcement is having to redirect their resources, and county judges and mayors are facing skyrocketing expenses,” he articulated.
Continuing, Abbot said, “Texas is doing more than any state has ever done to protect the border, but it is clear that more is needed. In the Biden Administration’s absence, Texas is stepping up to get the job done by building the border wall. Through this comprehensive public safety effort, we will secure the border, slow the influx of unlawful immigrants, and restore order in our border communities.”
The governor of the Lone Star State also tweeted the announcement.
Texas is doing more than any state has ever done to protect the border.
In the Biden Administration's absence, Texas is stepping up to get the job done by building the border wall.
— Gov. Greg Abbott (@GovAbbott) June 16, 2021
Most noteworthy is future funding, which was part of the disclosure.
“Governor Abbott also noted that the state budget allocates 1.1 billion dollars towards border security — a record for the State of Texas.”
Law Officer previously reported that Gov. Abbott declared a state of emergency due to the crisis. The latest action proves his declaration is more than symbolic. He has seen the atrocities that have occurred in border towns and on ranches, along with the toll it has taken on Texas citizens and the state’s infrastructure. So now Texans are taking action as the current leadership in the federal government wanders around in a malaise of inaction.