According to Texas Governor Greg Abbott, the open sieve we call a southern border still has a lot of holes. Â Appearing on CBS’s “Face the Nation” Abbott had this to say:
“Already this calendar year, since January 1, we have had more than 20,000 people come across the border, apprehended, unauthorized. And so we have an ongoing problem on the border that Congress must step up and solve.”
Governor Abbot was adamant that Congress needs to solve the overall immigration problem, but that immediately, the border needs to be secured. Â To help with this task, Gov. Abbott has ordered an additional 500 officers to the area, more technology and more Texas Rangers (not the baseball team).
Texas is one of the 26 states currently suing the Obama Administration over the illegal executive actions taken by Barack Obama regarding allowing illegals already in the country to stay.
Abbott filed a lawsuit on behalf of 26 states challenging President Obama’s decision to go around Congress by unilaterally giving millions of illegal immigrants permission to temporarily stay in the U.S. and get Social Security numbers so they can work here as well.
A federal judge recently put Obama’s plan on hold, and Abbott said he expects the case to “continue through the court process all the way to the Supreme Court.”
Abbott said it is “essential” to win on constitutional grounds, “because what we have here is a situation where the president has violated the rule of law and really contradicted the Constitution by actually making up the law and imposing his own standards on the immigration system.
Don’t mess with Texas.