Governor Abbott Urges Texas Reps to Act on Border Crisis

Tom Handy
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Texas Governor Greg Abbott is calling on State Representatives for a special session regarding the southern border. Abbott wants a special session to begin in two weeks, but it could start sooner.

Governor Abbott spent the past two days in New York City discussing the migrant crisis on the news and at theManhattan Institute 

According to a press release, Governor Abbott said at the Manhattan Institute:

“There are ways in which Texas is stopping people from illegally entering, but the Biden Administration wants those people to come in. This is unsustainable, and those are the words of your Mayor. Those are the words of the Mayors of Chicago and Los Angeles. Those are the words of the Governor of Texas. What’s going on is unsustainable. It’s a crisis that’s chaotic and must stop. While we are waiting on a President who is going to enforce the laws—not even pass new laws—that are currently on the books, Texas is going to continue to use every tool we can to secure the border in the best way that we can.”

Recently Governor Abbott sent buses to border cities to provide assistance as migrants were overwhelming the cities. He now wants to call a special session with Texas representatives. 

Governor Abbott said according to Fox 7:

"So, when we have a special session and have bills proposed dealing with it, we're going to have legislative hearings. And that will surface the information about whether those allegations are true or not. And if they're true, what we can do to stop it."

Del Rio which is close to Eagle Pass has received more migrants than the small city can handle. Governor Abbott recently called the Texas Department of Emergency Management to send more buses to the southern border to provide assistance. 

According to CBS Austin, Representative Eddie Morales, Jr., who covers Eagle Pass wrote Governor Abbott: 

"With a Special Session looming in October, I kindly ask for your consideration in adding border security and more specifically, a migrant processing and jobs plan to your call so that Texas can step up in the absence of Congress' failure to take action for over 30 years."

What do you think Texas representatives can do to help with the border crisis?

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