WATCH: Texas Gov. Abbott Provides Big Update On Border Following Biden Executive Order

WATCH: Texas Gov. Abbott Provides Big Update On Border Following Biden Executive Order

Texas Governor Greg Abbott told Fox News on Sunday that there has been no noticeable change at the border since President Joe Biden’s June 4, 2024 executive order targeting immigration. He then claimed that migrant crossings are actually “accelerating.”

Abbott appeared on “Sunday Morning Futures With Maria Bartiromo” to discuss the southern border crisis and Texas’ efforts to secure its border. The host asked if there had been any changes at the border since Biden announced an executive order, which supposedly will pause new asylum requests when daily migrant crossings exceed a seven-day average of 2,500 and will resume processing when the numbers drop below a daily average of 1,500.

“None whatsoever,” Abbott said. “Listen, people need to understand that what Biden has done, he’s not doing anything to actually secure the border. In fact, it’s the opposite because he’s actually authorizing more people to cross the border illegally. Think about this: when you get to that 2,500 number of people crossing the border a day that he says he will allow, but only then stop the asylum process, when he stops the asylum process, there’s nothing that Biden is doing that actually is preventing anybody else from crossing the border.”

“There’s no type of enforcement mechanism in place. So as a long as the Biden administration refuses to provide any type of enforcement, any type of blockage of people crossing illegally, all this new Biden policy is going to do is to actually attract and invite even more people to cross the border illegally. You’ve seen on videos ever since the Biden order went into place: there’s no slowing down of people crossing the border; in fact, it’s just accelerating.”

“So this is gaslighting our fellow Americans when Biden gets up and says this is going the stop people from coming across the border, when he says this is going to secure the border — in fact, it is making the border illegal crossings worse,” Abbott said.



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