Greg Abbott Asks Governors To Help Texas Solve Migrant Crisis

Matt Lillywhite

Governor Greg Abbott recently asked Governors to help Texas solve the migrant crisis...

Texas Governor Greg Abbott proudly applauded several other states for helping Texas during the migrant crisis. "Idaho, Florida, Nebraska, & Tennessee have answered the call to support our historic border security mission," he said on Twitter. "Every state is a border state under Biden's open border policies. I urge other Governors to join our response to Biden's border crisis."

Other States Are Helping Greg Abbott Tackle The Migrant Crisis

Governor Greg Abbott recently wrote a letter urging the nation’s Governors to provide support. "This crisis does not stop in our state,” reads the letter. “In the federal government’s absence, we, as Governors, must band together to combat President Biden’s ongoing border crisis and ensure the safety and security that all Americans deserve.

Several states have already answered Greg Abbott's request to help Texas tackle the migrant crisis. Nebraska, for example, is sending state troopers to the southern border. "Our nation has a serious and unchecked threat on its hands following President Biden's decision to end Title 42," said Governor Jim Pillen. "Nebraska is committed to using every tool in its tool box to help stop the influx of illegal immigration at our southern border. Illegal immigration hurts our nation's security, undermines the rule of law, and threatens the wellbeing of our state."

Tennessee has also supported Texas Governor Abbott. “The men and women of the Tennessee National Guard are always ready to serve their country anywhere, anytime,” said Brigadier General Warner Ross, Tennessee’s Adjutant General. "The Tennessee National Guard is proud to serve and support our state partners in safeguarding the United States along the U.S. Southern border.”

Florida is also helping to secure the southern border. "National Guard service members arrived in Texas over the weekend," said Greg Abbott on Twitter. "Thank you to @GovRonDeSantis for deploying troops to support our border response. While President Biden refuses to secure the border, we’ve stepped up to fill the gaps he created."

Greg Abbott's Response To The Border Crisis Has Been Criticized By Government Officials In Several States

Since April 2022, Texas has bused over 9,500 migrants to Washington, D.C., according to data published by the Governor's office. The Lone Star State has also sent migrants to Chicago, New York City, Philadelphia, Denver, and several other cities around the country.

New York City Mayor Eric Adams criticized Governor Abbott for his response to the migrant crisis. "Governor Abbott is once again deciding to play politics with people's lives," he said. Adams also described Greg Abbott's behavior as "devoid of any concern for the well-being of asylum seekers."

Eric Adams then asked Joe Biden and the Federal government to step in and provide support. "New York City will continue to do all it can to handle this influx, but this crisis is more than one city can handle. With a vacuum of leadership from border states, we need the federal government to step in and provide us with support and to prevent this cruelty from continuing.”

Over in California, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti took a subtle jab at Greg Abbott for bussing migrants around the country. "We always, in Los Angeles, have welcomed and integrate immigrants. They're the lifeblood of our city and we would welcome folks here and do our best to help people," he said. "The idea that folks are just going to put people on busses and drop them off with zero help and spend money on plane rides and on busses instead of helping refugees and asylum seekers seems to be a very unbrotherly thing to do."

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