Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott stated that shipping containers were placed on the U.S. – Mexico border in El Paso Texas on Tuesday to discourage migrants trying to cross into the Texas city. Greg Abbott.
“Texas is adding shipping containers to the US-Mexico border in El Paso,” Abbott tweeted Wednesday “This is in addition to the razor wire and National Guard. Together, the strategies are causing illegal immigration at that location to plummet.”
Texas is adding shipping containers to El Paso’s border with Mexico.
This is in addition, to the razor wires and National Guard.
The combined strategies cause illegal immigration to that area to plummet.https://t.co/YPTJlkca5m
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) December 29, 2022
The governor’s update on Twitter linked to a San Antonio Fox 29 report that featured photos and video footage from the makeshift barrier.
El Paso’s border crossings rose in the weeks before Title 42 was to be ended on December 21. Border Patrol can turn away migrants under this policy to stop the spread COVID.
This policy has been used over 2.5 million times According to the Associated Press: To expel migrants seeking asylum in America and to turn migrants away at the border.
An average of 3.2 million people visited the city in 2012. 2,400 migrants per day The city declared an emergency after the incident occurred for seven days. Texas National Guard personnel were sent to the area to provide safety and protection.
Title 42 was temporarily rescinded by the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court temporarily held Title 42 in place. ruled Tuesday was the last day that the policy will be in force until the case is heard next spring.
Customs and Border Protection officials advised lawmakers that roughly 50,000 foreigners are waiting to cross into the United States when Title 42 ends. The court’s move will keep the policy in place for now, with thousands of migrants gathered along the Mexican side of the border awaiting entry.
Abbott’s announcement also came shortly after he provided an update to announce that Texas has bused 15,900 migrants to sanctuary cities in 2022.
Abbott shared the update via Twitter, along with details about the number of migrants sent each to the four cities. There were over 8,900 migrants that were bused from Washington, D.C. to New York City, more than 4,900 to New York City, more 1,500 to Chicago, plus 690 to Philadelphia.
Texas has bused more than 15,900 migrants into sanctuary cities:
▪️ Over 8,900 to DC
▪️ Over 4,900 to NYC
▪️ Over 1,500 to Chicago
▪️ Over 690 to Philadelphia
Texas is taking unprecedented actions to assist our overburdened border communities, while Biden remains silent.
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) December 28, 2022
Texas is not the only one that uses shipping containers for a barrier to the southern border. Republican Arizona Governor. Doug Ducey ordered double-stacked shipping containers to be lined across sections of his state’s border earlier this year to reduce migrant crossings.
Ducey died later sued Biden administration for placing shipping containers on federal property. In December, he agreed to remove the shipping containers from federal property.
The Arizona government agreed to stop all activity on National Forest System lands. “any purpose relating to installing shipping containers along the international border,” According to a court document.
Customs and Border Protection recorded November saw 233,740 migrants encounters, which was the highest number ever recorded for this month. This was 30% more than the 178,845 migrant interactions recorded in November 2017.
The New York Post reported that many of the November migrants were from communist countries, including Cuba and Venezuela.
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