Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott slammed President Biden’s visit to El Paso on Sunday, alleging that the president has “no intentions” to enforce immigration rules.
Abbott made the remarks during an appearance on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures” with Maria Bartiromo.
“Biden is there today to look at a cleaned El Paso so that he can do everything he can to help and aid the illegal aliens rather than stop them from coming into our country,” he stated.
Abbott’s comments came after officials in El Paso cleared migrant encampments ahead of the president’s scheduled visit on Sunday. According to the Ny Post, cleanup took place at the city’s central bus terminal and the shelter outside Sacred Heart Church.
According to the report, six buses carrying largely Venezuelan migrants departed the city for Mexico’s Ciudad Juarez, with police taking other migrants back to Mexico over a pedestrian crossing.
Former Republican Rep. Mayra Flores also criticized the city’s attempt to remove migrant camps ahead of Biden’s visit.
“Why not show him what our border communities and law enforcement authorities deal with on a regular basis?” she suggested.
In a Twitter message on Friday, the National Border Patrol Council spoke out against the El Paso improvements just before Biden’s arrival.
“El Paso is being cleaned up as though nothing unusual ever happened there. And just in time for Biden’s “trip to the border,” the organization tweeted. “We propose merely landing in Des Moines, Iowa and telling Biden it’s El Paso. He will never know the difference.”
Border Patrol agents are dismayed by Biden’s approach, according to National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd, who spoke to Fox News on Saturday.
“We’re beyond irritated that it’s taken him two years. We’re beyond upset that he let this get this bad,” Judd added. “He’s not going to the border on his own. He would have done it a long time ago.”
Judd believes Biden is visiting the border now owing to pressure from the media and certain other Democrats, like Nyc Mayor Eric Adams, who has criticized Washington’s mishandling of the problem.
Biden’s most recent proposal on immigration included a plan to let 30,000 individuals each month from Venezuela, Haiti, Cuba, and Nicaragua enter the United States. The policy would also broaden Title 42 expulsions to encompass all four nations.
Opponents contend that the adjustments offer no genuine answer to people crossing the border. Instead, the Biden proposal shifts the statistics while failing to reduce the aggregate number of migrants entering the United States.
The Supreme Court has upheld Title 42. Customs and Border Protection officers informed legislators that around 50,000 immigrants were preparing to enter the United States illegally after Title 42 expired in December.
Chief Justice John Roberts issued an order that delayed a lower court ruling, which the justices extended to give the court time to evaluate both parties’ arguments.