Governor Abbott Tells President Biden the Federal Government Failed Texas

Tom Handy
Governor Abbott and governors supporting Operation Lone Star and President BidenPhoto byX (Twitter)

A little over two years ago, Texas Governor Greg Abbott declared a disaster declaration over the southern border of Texas and Mexico. On Thursday, September 21, Governor Abbott renewed that declaration over the illegal crossing of people crossing the border. 

Governor Abbott declared that 58 Texas counties were included. 

In his proclamation, Governor Abbott wrote:

WHEREAS, I, Greg Abbott, Governor of Texas, issued a disaster proclamation on May 31, 2021, certifying under Section 418.014 of the Texas Government Code that the surge of individuals unlawfully crossing the Texas–Mexico border posed an ongoing and imminent threat of disaster for a number of Texas counties and for all state agencies affected by this disaster; and
WHEREAS, I amended the aforementioned proclamation in a number of subsequent proclamations, including to modify the list of affected counties and therefore declare a state of disaster for those counties and for all state agencies affected by this disaster; and
WHEREAS, the certified conditions continue to exist and pose an ongoing and imminent threat of disaster as set forth in the prior proclamations;
NOW, THEREFORE, in accordance with the authority vested in me by Section 418.014 of the Texas Government Code, I do hereby renew the aforementioned proclamation and declare a disaster for Bee, Brewster, Brooks, Caldwell, Cameron, Chambers, Colorado, Crane, Crockett, Culberson, DeWitt, Dimmit, Duval, Edwards, El Paso, Frio, Galveston, Goliad, Gonzales, Hidalgo, Hudspeth, Jackson, Jeff Davis, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kerr, Kimble, Kinney, Kleberg, La Salle, Lavaca, Live Oak, Mason, Maverick, McCulloch, McMullen, Medina, Menard, Midland, Pecos, Presidio, Real, Refugio, San Patricio, Schleicher, Sutton, Terrell, Throckmorton, Uvalde, Val Verde, Victoria, Webb, Wharton, Wilbarger, Wilson, Zapata, and Zavala Counties and for all state agencies affected by this disaster.  All orders, directions, suspensions, and authorizations provided in the Proclamation of May 31, 2021, as amended and renewed in subsequent proclamations, are in full force and effect.
In accordance with the statutory requirements, copies of this proclamation shall be filed with the applicable authorities.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto signed my name and have officially caused the Seal of State to be affixed at my office in the City of Austin, Texas, this the 21st day of September, 2023.  

The proclamation came just as El Paso and Eagle Pass were getting overwhelmed with migrants crossing the border. 

On Wednesday evening, Governor Abbott declared there was an invasion as he deployed the Texas National Guard, the Texas Department of Public Safety, and local law enforcement agencies according to News Nation Now. 

Governor Abbott also posted on X, formerly Twitter, the invasion letter he wrote to President Joe Biden. 

Abbott said the federal government has failed to support Texas according to the U.S. Constitution.

Do you think the federal government has failed Texas?

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