As the migrant crisis persists Texas Governor Abbott delivers a strong warning to sanctuary communities

Republican Governor of Texas, Greg Abbott, issued a strong statement on Monday, pledging to continue transporting migrants to sanctuary cities in the state until the federal government takes decisive action to address the escalating border crisis. In a post on X, Abbott emphasized that Texas has already transported over 102,000 migrants to these cities, arguing that overwhelmed Texas border towns should not bear the brunt of what he sees as President Biden's open border policies. Abbott asserted that the transportation mission would persist until the Biden administration secures the border.

This commitment from Abbott comes amid an ongoing dispute between his administration and the Biden administration regarding border enforcement and Texas's authority to protect itself from the influx of migrants straining law enforcement and immigration resources. The feud traces back to 2021 when Texas initiated Operation Lone Star to bolster resources at the border in response to the escalating migrant crisis.

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Tensions escalated further as the Biden administration filed lawsuits against Texas, challenging an anti-illegal immigration law empowering state and local law enforcement to arrest illegal immigrants. Additionally, the administration contested Texas's placement of buoys in the Rio Grande, arguing that immigration enforcement falls under federal jurisdiction and accusing Texas of interference.

Recent developments include a Supreme Court ruling, with a 5-4 decision on an emergency appeal, temporarily overturning a lower court's injunction preventing the federal government from removing razor fencing installed by Texas along the border near Eagle Pass during ongoing litigation.

Following this ruling, Abbott asserted his state's constitutional authority to defend itself against an invasion, accusing the executive branch of breaching its constitutional pact with the states by neglecting to enforce federal immigration laws. Former President Donald Trump voiced support for Abbott, encouraging states to deploy their National Guards to the border and expressing willingness to collaborate closely with Texas to counter the perceived "invasion" if he were to be inaugurated again in January 2025.

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