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Biden’s Policies and the Border Crisis: Texas Governor Stands Firm in the Face of DOJ Lawsuit

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott did not hold back as he took to Twitter on Sunday to condemn the Biden administration’s border policies, which have led to an escalating crisis along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Abbott’s fiery tweets came in response to the Department of Justice (DOJ) filing a lawsuit against Texas over its efforts to secure the border. The governor’s statements highlighted the devastating impact of the administration’s approach, leaving Texans and Americans concerned for their safety.

Through a series of tweets, Governor Abbott of Texas commended the state’s border security for intercepting more than 422 million deadly doses of fentanyl since 2021, substances that he attributed to President Biden’s inadequate border control. Additionally, he highlighted the significant rise in illegal immigrant apprehensions and criminal arrests within the state, underscoring the Biden administration’s inability to address the unfolding crisis effectively.

Governor Abbott proudly announced that Texas authorities have successfully confiscated a staggering 422 million lethal doses of fentanyl since the year 2021. The governor emphasized the severity of this massive drug seizure, pointing out that it constitutes a quantity sufficient to pose a lethal threat to the entire American population.

Furthermore he went on to highlight the state’s significant accomplishments in apprehending 394,200 illegal immigrants and making 31,300 criminal arrests. Abbott directly attributed these impressive law enforcement feats to what he perceives as President Biden’s failure to effectively carry out his duties.

Abbott further warned that the Biden administration would “face the consequences” should the DOJ continue its lawsuit against Texas. The lawsuit was prompted by the state’s use of a floating buoy border barrier to prevent illegal immigration, which the DOJ deemed to be in violation of the Rivers and Harbors Act.

Operation Lone Star, Texas’ coordinated effort to secure the border and combat transnational crime, has achieved significant results. The state’s authorities reported over 394,200 illegal immigrant apprehensions and more than 31,300 criminal arrests, with an astonishing 422 million lethal doses of fentanyl seized during border missions, according to reports from Fox News. Abbott underscored that these actions were necessary due to the administration’s refusal to secure the border effectively.

“The Department of Justice made clear that it is prepared to take the governor to court if he doesn’t immediately remove the unlawful structures in the Rio Grande,” the governor’s statement read.

Abbott has consistently maintained that Texas has the constitutional authority to defend its border. He blamed President Biden for the growing crisis and asserted that Texas would continue to employ all available strategies to protect its citizens and address the challenges caused by the influx of migrants.

“The governor’s actions are cruel and putting both migrants and border agents in danger,” the White House responded. However, Abbott remains undeterred, standing firm in his commitment to addressing the border crisis and defending Texans’ safety.

As the legal battle between Texas and the federal government unfolds, the border crisis remains a pressing issue, and Abbott’s tweets reflect a fierce determination to highlight the damaging consequences of Biden’s policies on border security.

With public safety at stake, the situation demands attention and decisive action to address the complex challenges facing the nation’s borders.

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  1. Gilbert king

    July 24, 2023 at 3:24 pm

    The Democrats are out to destroy the United States of American with the border crisis, wanting all illegals to have a right to vote so they can hold there power.

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EXCLUSIVE: Former Trump appointee explains an ‘America First Strategy’ in the ME

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The author interviewed Ellie Cohanim, one of the authors of the new book: “An America First Approach to US National Security.” Ellie is the former U.S. Deputy Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Antisemitism under the Trump administration. She is currently a Senior Fellow with the Independent Women’s Forum focusing on Iran, Israel, and global antisemitism, and is a national security contributor for the Christian Broadcasting Network. In 2021, Ellie launched and hosted for Jewish News Syndicate 30 plus episodes of the show “Global Perspectives with Ellie Cohanim.” Ellie spent 15 years in media and NGO management before serving in the public sector. How would you define an “America First” strategy in the Middle East?

Cohanim: An America First strategy in the Middle East would seek to advance American national security interests in that region, while maintaining our status as THE global superpower. To do that, the US would ensure that our principal allies in the region, countries like Saudi Arabia and Israel, are economically and militarily strong, and that our adversaries in the region are deterred.

Postal: How has the United States’ standing in the Middle East differed between the Trump and Biden administrations?

Cohanim: Under President Trump, for four years we had peace, stability and prosperity in the Middle East/North Africa (MENA) region. Under President Biden, in just three tumultuous years there has been war in the region, which holds the potential for becoming a regional conflict and even a nuclear confrontation. Meanwhile, the US’ status in the region and the world has diminished due to Biden’s disastrous mishandling of the Afghanistan withdrawal, his emboldening of the Islamic Republic of Iran, and his weak response to Iranian attacks on our personnel and assets in the region. 

 

Postal: Do you think the United States and Israel are/were in a stronger position to deter Iran’s nuclear and territorial ambitions in Biden or Trump’s administration?

Cohanim: America’s position of strength has not changed under either administration vis-à-vis the Islamic Republic of Iran. What has changed is our Iran policy. Under President Trump’s administration, the US contained and constrained Tehran. Trump applied a “Maximum Pressure” sanctions campaign which left the Iranian Regime with only $4 billion in accessible foreign currency reserves by the end of his term, giving the Iranians less cash and less ability to fund their terror proxies and their nuclear program, and Trump eliminated Qassem Soleimani. While all President Biden needed to do was to continue implementing such successful policies, his administration instead did the exact opposite.  Under the Biden administration, Israel, our leading ally in the region, was attacked for the first time directly from Iranian soil. This was an unprecedented escalatory attack by the Iranian regime, and could only happen under the Biden administration.

Postal: In your chapter of the book, you discuss the weakening of US relations with Israel and Saudi Arabia under the Biden administration. How has the Biden administration affected the likelihood of future normalization between Israel and Saudi Arabia, and deals between Israel and other Muslim countries (i.e., new Abraham Accords)?

Cohanim: The good news is that the Abraham Accords have withstood the test of multiple Hamas provocations against Israel, and now the current war. Despite numerous claims from the Biden administration regarding “successful” efforts to normalize ties between Saudi Arabia and Israel, I do not think that the Biden administration will be able to clinch such a deal. In the Middle East, people have a long memory. Saudi Arabia’s de-facto ruler Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) has not forgotten President Biden’s snub when he first came into office, and Biden’s incredibly poorly advised behavior towards the Crown Prince when he made his first visit to the Kingdom as president. The last thing the Crown Prince wants is to hand Biden his first foreign policy success with a Rose Garden peace deal ceremony. So, I do not believe President Biden can broker Saudi/Israeli normalization.

However, I am also convinced that it is a matter of “when” and not “if” such a peace deal will happen between those two countries, as it serves both of their interests to make such a deal. The Saudis understand better than anyone that it is the Islamic Republic of Iran that threatens the Kingdom’s security and stability, not Israel.

Postal: What do you think of the Biden administration’s latest statements withholding arms to Israel?

Cohanim: President Biden will go down in history for his abject moral failure in not standing by Israel while she fights a five-front war. Biden has shown his despicable personality for trying to keep his anti-Israel arms embargo concealed until he could first deliver a speech on the Holocaust. Biden’s behavior is despicable on so many levels.

Ultimately, Biden is betraying the American people. He came into office presenting himself as a “centrist Democrat,” but has proven repeatedly to be beholden to the radical, extremist, pro-Hamas wing of his party.

Postal: How does the Biden administration’s support of a Palestinian state differ from the Trump administration’s support of a Palestinian state under its Peace to Prosperity framework?

Cohanim: The Biden administration stated that they will “unilaterally recognize” a Palestinian state. What the borders of that state are and who would lead it, nobody knows. 

The Trump administration’s “Peace to Prosperity” was a detailed plan that was premised on the realities on the ground in Israel. The plan required that the Palestinians reach benchmarks proving a real desire to live in peace with their Israeli neighbors. It included over $50 billion in investment in the region, which would have been a road to prosperity for all. Perhaps most significantly, the Palestinian state envisioned under the Trump plan would have been demilitarized, the wisdom of which could not be more clear following the October 7 massacre and attack.

The author would like to thank Ellie Cohanim for participating in this interview.

 

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