The government says it would be illegal to close revenue at the Texas border
(CNN) – Shortly after Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott ordered the closure of six points amid an increase in immigration along the U.S.-Mexico border, he issued a statement “ordering the Department of Public Security and the National Guard to maintain their presence at the entry ports and around it to prevent crosswalks.”
The governor said the approach comes after the Biden administration “changed to a different strategy of abandoning border security”.
“The Biden administration is completely destabilized and is dealing with the border crisis in the same way it was expelled from Afghanistan,” the governor said in a statement.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) told CNN that it did not seek the help of the state of Texas to close entry points on the U.S.-Mexico border.
“The Department of Homeland Security has not sought the help of the state of Texas to close entry points. Doing so unilaterally by the Texas National Guard is a violation of federal law,” said DHS spokeswoman Marsha Espinosa.
Earlier this Thursday, Governor Abbott said he had ordered the Department of Public Security and the state National Guard to close six points. The border between the United States and Mexico Among the increase in immigration.
Republicans took the border crisis seriously and said “agents are drowning in chaos.”
“The crisis at the border is so bad that U.S. customs and border security are asking for their help because their agents are in turmoil. Unlike President Pita, the state of Texas is committed to security. The security of our border and Americans,” the governor said.
Thousands are waiting in Del Rio
Earlier, Victor Escalan, regional director of the Texas Department of Public Safety, said all entry points to Del Rio, Texas, would be closed due to the number of immigrants there.
The number of immigrants waiting for processing reached 9,504 on Thursday afternoon, according to the local sheriff.
“Our partner partners work tirelessly and do what is assigned to them. They have fewer employees. They are tired,” said Val Verde County Sheriff Joe Frank Martinez.
According to Website U.S. Customs and Border Security, “Del Rio Sector, responsible for preventing the smuggling and illegal entry of undocumented immigrants into the United States 394 creates the border between the states of Rio Grande and Lake Amistot, Mexico. .