By Bethany Blankley (The Heart Sq.)
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott endorsed former President Donald Trump Sunday within the Rio Grande Valley, ciing border safety and nationwide safety as his major causes for doing so.
The governor and former president additionally delivered Thanksgiving meals to Texas Nationwide Guard troops, Texas Division of Public Security troopers, and different service members stationed on the border over Thanksgiving in Edinburg, Texas.
They did so, Abbott stated, as a result of the Texas regulation enforcement officers serving by his border safety mission, Operation Lone Star, “shouldn’t be right here right now. The one cause they’re right here is as a result of the president isn’t securing our border.”
“If the president enforced the present legal guidelines, our border can be safe,” Abbott stated, referring to President Joe Biden. “The president can safe the border,” he stated, which is “why I’m formally endorsing Donald Trump for president.”
“Should you return 4 years, in the past we had the bottom border crossing in historical past,” Abbott stated, noting 5 insurance policies Trump put in place. They have been: Stay in Mexico, Title 42, eliminating the Obama-era catch and launch coverage, constructing the border wall, and telling overseas nationals “if you wish to come right here, come legally.”
“Then got here [president] Joe Biden, who eradicated all of these insurance policies and what has occurred to our nation has been catastrophic,” he stated.
Abbott cited the greater than 8 million individuals who’ve illegally entered the U.S., excluding gotaways, since Biden’s been in workplace. Greater than 10 million, together with gotaways, have illegally entered based on knowledge beforehand printed by The Heart Sq.. They whole greater than the person populations of 41 states.
Greater than 1.9 million have illegally entered Texas since January 2021, based on knowledge The Heart Sq. beforehand reported.
Abbott stated they whole greater than 4 Manhattans and three Chicagos.
“If you’re in Chicago and New York and are bored with open border insurance policies, you want a brand new president,” he stated. “We’ve been doing what we’ve been doing as a result of Biden is such an abject failure.”
Abbott additionally stated, “essentially the most regarding factor for fellow Individuals is the quantity coming throughout on the terrorist watch record,” referring to the 736 recognized, suspected terrorists (KSTs) apprehended by CBP officers in fiscal 2023.
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From fiscal 2020-2023, 1,586 KSTs have been apprehended, based on CBP knowledge.
Those that haven’t been caught are believed to be among the many roughly 1.7 million gotaways who’ve illegally entered nationwide since Biden first took workplace. Nevertheless, the quantity is estimated to be nearer to 2 million, The Heart Sq. beforehand reported.
The variety of KSTs, Abbott stated, is “recognized to be an all-time file however what we have no idea is the quantity who weren’t apprehended.”
“[President] Joe Biden is inflicting a possible terrorist risk towards America,” he stated. “Joe Biden has failed at nationwide safety. There is no such thing as a method that America can proceed underneath the management of Joe Biden.”
The governor endorsed Trump, who he stated will safe the border, restore regulation and order and implement world peace.
Trump thanked him for his endorsement, saying, “I’m going to make your job a lot simpler.” He stated Texas will be capable to give attention to different issues as an alternative of securing its shared border with Mexico.
Trump additionally stated he expects 15 million folks to illegally enter the nation by the point Biden’s first time period is over.
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Trump has beforehand pledged to reinstate his earlier insurance policies, shut down the border, and proceed rebuilding the border wall. In August, he stated the very first thing he’ll do as president is shut down the border and deport “lots of of 1000’s of criminals which were allowed into our nation.”
International nationals who’ve illegally entered the U.S. have been reported to have come from over 170 international locations, “from locations many individuals have by no means heard of coming into our nation,” Trump stated. “They’re coming in from psychological establishments, they’re coming from prisons. They’re emptying their prisons from throughout South America. They’re emptying out their psychological establishments. Terrorists are pouring in and we do not know [who they are].”
Trump stated he “had the strongest border within the historical past of our nation. I constructed virtually 500 miles of wall. I had one other 200 to construct. We constructed it, all they needed to do was set up it,” he stated, referring to Biden halting border wall building on his first day in workplace.
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