‘Self-inflicted wound’: Gov. Abbott rips Biden over border crisis

President Joe Biden has already worked to undo virtually every border security and immigration enforcement policy put in place by former President Donald Trump, which has led to a massive surge of migrants seeking entry at the southern border.

According to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R), the growing crisis is a “self-inflicted wound” brought about by Biden’s short-sighted and ideologically-inspired reversals of his predecessor’s policies, Fox News reported.

He knew “exactly what was going to happen”

Gov. Abbott appeared on Fox News’ America Reports during a visit to the southern border and told co-hosts John Roberts and Sandra Smith that Biden was solely to blame for the current crisis that would almost certainly grow even worse in the coming months.

“It is a self-inflicted wound because, going back to what the Border Patrol officers told me themselves, they informed the Biden administration about this all along, and the Biden administration has known exactly what was going to happen if they refuse to continue to implement the policies that were previously in place,” Abbott said.

The governor pointed to the reversal of two policies in particular as being behind the crisis. The first is the “Remain in Mexico” policy which had asylum-seekers wait in Mexico while their claims were adjudicated. The second policy was one in which migrants caught at the border were quickly sent back to their country of origin instead of being released into the United States.

“These two policy changes is what has led to the influx that we’ve seen,” Abbott said.

Abbott revealed that more migrants have been caught illegally crossing the border in the first few months of this year than were caught during the entirety of 2020 in the Rio Grande Valley sector alone, the New York Post reported.

Empowering the cartels

The governor further accused the president of enabling the Mexican drug cartels to make more money through the smuggling of migrants and illicit drugs, largely by preoccupying Border Patrol agents with a flood of migrants, especially unaccompanied children, while simultaneously trafficking criminals and drugs.

“That’s when the drug cartels, they bring in the more dangerous criminals who get paid more to, or they pay more to the cartels to bring them across the border, including these very dangerous drugs and other things coming across the border, including people from very dangerous countries,” Abbott said.

“And so the cartels know exactly what they’re doing — it’s called flooding the zone — preoccupy the Border Patrol, and that’s when they can wreak the havoc that the cartels seek to wreak,” he added.

Abbott had more harsh words for Biden during the border visit, as he said that the president “does not care about Americans. He cares more about people who are not from this country,” The Texas Tribune reported.

The governor’s visit to the border marked the start of a new initiative known as Operation Lone Star, in which the state has surged resources of its own to the border region — particularly from the Texas Department of Public Safety and Texas National Guard — to try and plug the gaps left by Biden’s lax enforcement.

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  1. Biden should immediately reverse those stupid executive orders he did – but he won’t because he and the dumocraps want as many illegals as they can get into our country so they can vote dumocrap. Governor Abbott is absolutely correct – Biden and his whole administration do not care about us real Americans – they only care about themselves and the illegals. Every state, border or not, should sue Biden and totally ignore his executive orders, and uphold the actual laws, and close the borders themselves.

    1. he can;t soros bought biden a long time ago. Now biden just has to sign everything soros’ team puts in front of him.

      soro bought obama a long time ago too.

      Adam schiff kid is married to soros’ kid.

      this is soros’ plan to destroy america and put china on top.

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  3. The Biden adm. will go down as one of the worst in modern history to get elected by dishonesty, we the American people will not forget or forgive the Democratic party for the failures they have shoved on us.

  4. Someone needs to hand out maps to all the leftist and Democratic peoples home so they know where they can sleep and get fed and get medical services…

  5. I believe that the only reason that Biden wanted to be president was so that he could pardon himself and all his family and his co conspirators for their crimes against America and it’s people and our past president. The only problem is that Biden tends to piss more and more Americans off every time he opens his mouth. And the evil Democratic party is being hated more every time they spread their lies in trying to sweep their crimes under the rug. Guess what the democrats are running out of rug.

  6. 1.) REMAIN IN MEXICO. … 2.) FINISH BUILDING THE WALL. … #3.) APPOINT 500 IMMIGRATION JUDGES TO THE BORDER. … #4.) Have A Team That Works on OLD IMMIGRATION APPLICATIONS. … #5.) HAVE A TEAM FOR “NEW” CASES THAT HOLDS COURT AS SOON AS THE ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS ENTER THE USA. #6.) MAKE IMMIGRATION DECISIONS IMMEDIATELY. ( SEND CREDITABLE IMMIGRANTS TO MEXICO to WAIT for a Court Date. #7.) ALSO, DEPORT APPLICANTS THAT DO NOT QUALIFY. …#8.) NO ONE JUMPS IN FRONT OF THE IMMIGRATION LINE. …#9.) YOU MUST WAIT YOUR TURN IN MEXICO. … To do Anything ELSE? Means you are in with the DRUG CARTELS AND SMUGGLERS. 10.) BIDEN’S BORDER. .. IS DISGUSTING HERDING OF PEOPLE LIKE ANIMALS. …11.) TO ALLOW ENTRY DURING A PANDEMIC IS HORRIFIC. SHOULD NEVER BE PERMITTED! … 12.)AND NEVER ENCOURAGED! #13.) THIS IS BIDEN’S FOLLY… A disgusting display of INEPTITUDE! …. Further PROOF BIDEN has No Idea What He Is DOING. SAD FOR AMERICA.

  7. I believe that the open borders policy is a disaster I think that all Americans should stand tall together and say no more illegals If these people were met with a wall of armed Americans we would be able to force them back across the border its our home and if Biden wont protect us we will have to protect ourselves

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    o bad Texas couldn’t afford to finish the wall in their state. We definitely need Our President Trump back!

  9. Biden he was going to do this and then demoncraps build a wall around themselves !!!! To hell with Americans!! We told you what would happen and idiots voting for him are the ones responsible for this crisis!!!

  10. Most people could see disaster coming; however, no one thought it would ever happen since a President with common sense would known better than to have any open border. Unfortunately, Texans are the one suffering at the moment and the rest of the Americans will feel the aftermath. All the good Trump did for American cannot be undone that quickly although the democrats are doing their best. Gas prices are up at every turn and guess why? Unfortunately we need someone in the White House that truly loves America and its citizens. Shame on our current “leaders” and I use the term for everyone to think about. It is only a matter of time before they come for our hard earned saved dollars. Shame, shame, shame! Pray God watches over America and keeps her safe from harm.

  11. Time for Texas and Texans to stand on her own. God bless Texas and God bless all righteous elected officials and our governor, Mr. Greg Abbott. Thank you for standing up to protect our freedoms. Praying for Texas and her citizens at the border and for justice to prevail and rules enforced. I used to live near the border of Texas. So glad I live in central Texas now. I know how real this situation can be.

  12. Some of your articles can not be opened all the way. What can I do to correct this problem?

  13. Where’s the money coming from to get these illegals to the border ??? Who or what is responsible for this travesty !!! Can’t the illegals clean up their own country ??? Why are true Americans being taxed to provide money to them ??? Why is it children – old enough to work and take care of themselves – being placed as a burden on an already overtaxed nation ??? Seems that politicians don’t care about the US citizen !!!

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