GOP Gov. Abbott, Mexican Gov. Strike Agreement To Secure Part Of Texas-Mexico Border


Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) announced Wednesday that he’s reached an agreement with the governor of the Mexican state of Nuevo León to secure part of the Texas-Mexico border.

“Governor Samuel García signed a memorandum of understanding between the State of Texas and the Free and Sovereign State of Nuevo León to enhance border security measures that will prevent illegal immigration from Mexico to Texas and improve the flow of traffic across the Colombia Solidarity International Bridge,” said a press release from Abbott’s office. “The agreement goes into effect immediately.”

Announcing the agreement, Abbott slammed President Joe Biden for rolling back vital border security measures, such as Title 42.

“Texans demand and deserve an aggressive, comprehensive border security strategy that will protect our communities from the dangerous consequences related to illegal immigration,” the Republican said. “Until President Biden enforces the immigration laws passed by Congress, Texas will step up and use its own strategies to secure the border and negotiate with Mexico to seek solutions that will keep Texans safe.”

“This historic memorandum of understanding between Texas and Nuevo León is a major step in the Lone Star State’s efforts to secure the border in the federal government’s absence,” Abbott added.

The press release noted that “governors from Tamaulipas, Coahuila, Chihuahua, as well as the Chief Officer for the North American Unit at the Mexican Secretariat of Foreign Affairs, have been in contact with the Office of the Governor and the Texas Secretary of State about signing similar memorandums.”

Earlier this month, Governor Abbott promised to send illegals immigrants pouring into his state to Washington, D.C. — a promise he delivered on this week.

“With the Biden administration ending Title 42 expulsions in May, Texas will be taking its own unprecedented actions this month to do what no state in America has ever done in the history of this country to better secure our state, as well as our nation,” Abbott said, The Daily Wire reported.

“To help local officials whose communities are being overwhelmed with hordes of illegal immigrants who are being dropped off by the Biden administration, Texas is providing charter buses to send these illegal immigrants who have been dropped off by the Biden administration to Washington, D.C.,” the governor explained. “We are sending them to the United States capital where the Biden administration will be able to more immediately address the needs of the people that they are allowing to come across our border.”

Related: Texas To Start Busing Illegal Immigrants To Washington, D.C., As Biden Scraps Trump-Era Border Policy

Related: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Slams Biden’s ‘Lackluster Leadership’ At The Border

Related: Arizona Rep. Andy Biggs Challenges Gov. Ducey To Follow Texas To Bus Illegal Immigrants To U.S. Capitol: ‘Time They See Reality’

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