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Last Tuesday, Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) ordered the Texas National Guard to help local law enforcement arrest migrants. This comes as the state continues to experience an influx of non-Americans crossing the US southern border. 

RELATED: Texas Crisis Grows: A Border City in Danger with COVID-19 Outbreak at Migrant Shelter

Texas National Guard Asked To Help Mitigate Border Crossings

Abbott sent his request for additional manpower to help mitigate border crossings. He sent his request via a letter to Major General Tracy R. Norris of the Texas Military Department, according to media sources.

According to Abbott’s letter, the local police force needs help right now. “To respond to this disaster and secure the rule of law at our Southern border, more manpower is needed — in addition to the troopers from the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) and soldiers from the Texas National Guard I have already deployed there — and DPS needs help in arresting those who are violating state law. I hereby order that the Texas National Guard assist DPS in enforcing Texas law by arresting lawbreakers at the border,” he wrote. 

Texas National Guard To Conduct Law Enforcement

Under state orders, national guardsmen can legally conduct law enforcement within the state.

Prior to his request, Abbott repeatedly called out President Joe Biden for his failure to contain illegal border crossings at a national level. Abbott’s order to activate the Texas National Guard is his latest attempt to handle the influx. 

As a result, state officials have reportedly arrested thousands of migrants attempting to enter the United States. In fact, around 189,000 migrants were caught attempting to cross the border in June. Last week, state law enforcement officials upped the ante and started arresting migrants on trespassing charges. This is part of Abbott’s plan to crack down on border crossings.

Texas and Arizona Called For Help

Abbott, along with Arizona Governor Doug Ducey, placed a joint call last June requesting aid from other states in securing the southern border. GOP states such as South Dakota and Florida responded to the call by sending their National Guard soldiers to the border states to help in law enforcement.

“Securing our border with Mexico is the federal government’s responsibility. But the Biden administration has proven unwilling or unable to do the job,” the governors wrote “This failure to enforce federal immigration laws causes banns that spill over into every State,” they added. 

In addition, news reports said that the Biden administration released roughly 50,000 illegal immigrants into the interior of the US. They did so without scheduling a court date for their asylum claims hearing. Migrants were only given instructions to eventually report back to an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office. Of the 50,000, only 13% actually reported back to an ICE agent.

Watch The Hill’s video report that Texas governor Greg Abbott orders National Guard to arrest migrants:

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  • Buckhorn says:

    We should have been doing this as soon as that weasel in the White House decided to do nothing to stop the illegals.

  • Anonymous says:

    Selfish

  • Max says:

    The U.S. has long has policies and procedures in place for foreigners to gain citizenship, and Biden’s actions are nothing more than an end run around the laws to gain votes – plain and simple! Coupled with amnesty and government handouts, Biden is creating a voting block for the left. ALL Americans will suffer as a result – no more than Texans. Bravo to the governor. CLOSE the border!! (and FYI: Most, if not all, are not Mexicans anyway – they’re from Central America and countries in Africa and the mid-east.)

  • ROBERT A. ABADIE says:

    I AM AN AMERICAN 88 YEARS OLD LIVFED THROUGH 3 WARS LIVE ALONE I NEED 24 HR CARE BUTI CANT EVEN GET SOME HOURLY HELP . I JUST LOST B MEDICARE BECDAUSE THEY CHANGED RATES
    I EAT DOG FOOD TOWARD THE END OF THE MONTH NOW THESE SLIMEY LAW BREAKING BQASTARDS CROSS THE BORDER AND THE ARE HANDRE3 MEDICAL ALL HEALTH EVERYTHING RIGHT THRE ALL
    HEALTH PROBLEMS TAKEN CARE OF CASH. ALL BVECAUSE WE YHYAVE A CROOK FOR PRESIDENT WHO BE IN JAIL THIS MINUTE AND A WHORE FOR A VP I SAY CLOSE THE FR ING BORDER AND PLAY A RECORDING EVERY 15 MINUTEWS WSQAYING BORDER CLOSED IF YOU CROSS OVER YOU WILL BE SHOT DEAD AS A TRESSPASSER

  • Guenther says:

    Good job Governor Abbott keep the low lives out. Use all the tools you have available.

  • Fester Carbuncle. says:

    Send them to Washington DC.Every last one.

  • Richard Manfredi says:

    ANYONE IN TEXAS WHO VOTES FOR A DEMOCRAT SHOULD BE COMMITED TO AN INSANE ASYLUM.
    IT IS BAD ENOUGH LIBERAL YANKEES FROM THE NORTHEAST FLED THERE IN DROVES , YOU ARE ALSO GETTING THE SAME CROWD FROM : CA, OR, AND WA STATES.
    BRUSH UP ON YOUR SPANISH BIDEN WANTS ALL OF SOUTH AMERICA TO MOVE THERE.

  • Brian Koenig says:

    Robert is absolutely right. Our so called president has abandoned the American people. He’s made our country weak and has now made illegal immigrants super citizens. Harris is worthless has tits on a bull, she’s over her head, unqualified for the job, but like all the demacrats, power hungry. If your a religious person, you know what the bible says is coming true. There’s a word that all Democrats fear, TRUMP. Scares than to death. Robert my heart goes out to you. No one in this country should ever should have to resort to eating dog food because of our government policies. Robert bless you for all you’ve done for our country. I’m ashamed that our countries leadership has come to this but I’m very proud of you Robert, you truly are a great American. God bless.

  • Susie Carlock says:

    We have laws.. enforce those laws! Arrest them pack them in a bus and drive them back across the border. Hand them over to their police. If we have to do this all day .. it’s still cheaper than feeding and housing them. We have the right to arrest law breakers. Democrats just want the illegal vote so they can turn our America into a communist country. Common sense flew out the window when they put Biden in the White House.

  • JOE COOL says:

    SEND THEM BACK!!!!!!!!

  • Chas says:

    Covid spreaders! Being airlined and bused throughout the USA to spread more COVID-19 but yet that diaper changing leader has no clue as he is not really running the county other than a mouth peice! God help our great country! As for Robert, a country that can’t seem to take care of there own first, ought to be ashamed of itself! This administration and the crones like pelosi who are tearing this country apart for there own self gradifacation should be tried for treason and arrested!

  • The professor says:

    It’s only going to get worse everyone needs to contact their state representatives governors senators congressman I live in a democratic state so whatever I do it falls on deaf ears but we have to do this sleepy Joe is going to ruin this country

  • The professor says:

    And God bless you Robert Abadie

  • Lester Frank Swanson says:

    Our make believe president is violating his oath of office where he swore to enforce the laws of the United States passed by the congress. He has failed miserably at everything he has touched but securing our southern border and enforcing immigration laws has been the worst. His 1st 6 months in office has been shameful and an embarrassment to our country. I’m sure all the other world leaders are paying attention that he can’t even put a full sentence together without his notes!

  • Jim Klimaski says:

    Covid spreaders are the Trump Republicans who won’t get vaccinated.

    This country is built on immigrants – except for the original native Americans. Probably your ancestors came here to flee oppresion,famine, war. Go read a real history of the United States. People have immigrated here, got settled – usually with free land – and they then complained about those who came after. Most of these immigrants didn’t speak English. This country grew and prospered because of immigrants, many of whom came here with nothing – like my grandparents.

  • sherril henderson says:

    If the dumb ass dems had left thing alone we would not be having this problem. Wish we had Trump back in office right now. There should be some arrest for what happened in the election in 2020.

  • Roxanne says:

    Absolutely, Texas must secure the border. We do not know, who is coming in.

  • Christine says:

    Yes, Please use every tool you have available! This has to stopped and undo the damage that’s already been done!! The Biden administradion hates our country and Trump so much that they are willing to demolish our beautiful country (for now). We are all going to suffer, but what are their plans after the demolition and rubble?? I’m SURE they have one!!

  • David says:

    Hey Jim, if the vaccine worked maybe people would get it! Why aren’t the illiegal immigrants being required to get it? No papers no vaxx, no problem right?! So the unvaxxed have to get vaxxed to protect the morons that have been? That makes a lot of sense. You have ZERO critical thinking skills. But hey, thanks for the laughs!

    Heres some “science” for you.

    The swine flu killed 700,000 people around the world in 2009 and 2010. In the US, it infected 61 million Americans, hospitalized over 300,000 and killed more than 18,000, including children and young people. There was no panic. No hysteria. And it was downplayed by the media. No lockdowns. No social distancing. No masks. Obama was President.
    Similar story with the Arian flu when Eisenhower was President. It infected millions of Americans and killed over 116,000.
    The Hong Kong flu during Johnson/Nixon’s reign in 1968 was similar to covid in that it was especially lethal for people over 65. It infected tens of millions of Americans and killed over 100,000. Worldwide, it killed over 4 million. Again, no panic or lockdowns or social distancing.
    What a different world we live in. By now the commies have been indoctrinating our youth for decades and setting the scene to take over. This was deliberate.

  • Chas says:

    @Jim klimaski…not a republican! I am an independent voter…! Many Dems and the left are not get vaccinated,…get over the Trump thing and go educate your foolish self!

  • Mike says:

    The illegals that are being let across our boarders are covid spreaders. Most if not all have COVID-19. These illegals are not being check when they are coming in rather then set free!many of them are also bring in durgs and killing are children. Many also will be taking away many good paying jobs from legal Americans! Send these COVID-19 spreaders back to there own country. We are a nation of laws and broader:s just like every other country!!! Get in line and wait your freaking turn if you want to come here!!! And these progressive’s woke nut jobs want to change this country, then there’s plenty of other countries that will accept you. Love it or leave it!!!

  • Sam says:

    What about arresting the democrts that shrugged their legal responsibilities? Coward.

    Hey Jim, here’s a little history for you since you know it all! Immigraion policies began in the 1800’s. And have been modified through the years. You know, have a job prior to arrival, sponsorship from a fmily, have a certain amount of money. Not have infectious diseases, you know, litle things. All countries have policies. I guess they’re racists?! Let me see you waltz intonIran, China, New Zealand, Iraq, china, Japan, Saudi Arabia. Oh, and make sure you tell them you want free money, assistance, free healthcae, and tell them you have an infectious disease whenyou get there. You’re a funny guy!

  • AliCat says:

    Why not just stop with the bullshit and shoot on sight? Problem solved.

  • Mary says:

    We nee to stop the flow of COVID, drugs ,gangs keep them in Mexico until cleared we need to build the wall to protect the family’s living on the boarder. To the Democrats if this is such a great idea to bring them here then place them in your front yard your property is big enough for a few tents and bushes to squat behind. You are totally letting this country down, veterans school children small business owners there is nothing good come out of your decisions

  • Mary says:

    Great job governor keep up the fight maybe next president

  • Skip says:

    I would like to see another Trump in the white house. Wouldn’t it be nice if the next president was a Trump and a woman. Wouldn’t that be a thorn in the democrats ass.

  • BEVERLY WORLEY says:

    The President has 1 job! Provide Safety and Security to the American Citizens. The Canadian Border is closed. Although Fully vaccinated, I may soon have to start wearing a mask again, However, and, this is Really an important and I think, often overlooked distinction–ILLEGAL people flooding our Southern Border with NO proof of Vax, No Legitimate reason to be in this country are being given Every Benefit I’ve worked 71 years for.
    My Grand Parents were LEGAL immigrants There is a Huge Difference Between Legal Immigrants and Illegal People breaking into our Country through our Unsecured Southern Border from some 44 or more other nations! Mr President Biden–Do your job! Secure our Border!

  • Jeff says:

    I think if you let go fresh water crocodiles in the Rio Grande we would have less river crossings

  • Ethan says:

    I am no lawyer nor from Texas. But if a guy rounds up a bunch of strange people and helps them cross a nations boarder, then he is called a coyote. So why doesn’t that same train of thought not apply to the buses leaving federal land onto Texas highways…Stop a bus or 2, arrest a few drivers like a coyote and if anything you would stop the flow of the people threw-out the USA. As far as the illegals in the bus go…..sorry got nothing. This is a “HOT MESS”

  • Other side says:

    Jim climaski u r a joke .

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