Lone Star State does it Alone

Border agents arrest nearly 26,000 migrants at five Texas sectors in less than a week as Gov. Abbott defies Biden and claims new enforcement power…

Of the 26,000 migrants apprehended, according to Monday’s report, 10,000 were in the Texas border town of Eagle Pass. The Del Rio border sector saw the largest share, with 12,000 migrants being apprehended by border agents there. The Rio Grande Valley reportedly falls in second, with the remaining three being the El Paso, Laredo, and Big Bend sectors. The six-day total arrested in the five sectors is more than half the total 40,000 estimated to have been apprehended across the entire southwestern border.

Last week the Republican official signed an executive order directing the Texas National Guard and Texas Department of Public Safety to arrest migrants and return them to the border.

He and other GOP politicians have piled blame onto the Biden administration for failing to secure the southwestern border, as a record surge in asylum-seekers – as recently as in May – threatens to buckle the government’s immigration infrastructure.

State and local governments on the border, as well as humanitarian groups there, have been calling on the White House to mount a stronger federal response and warning their own resources are being stretched to the breaking point.

Of the 26,000 migrants apprehended, according to Monday’s report, 10,000 were in the Texas border town of Eagle Pass.

The Del Rio border sector saw the largest share, with 12,000 migrants being apprehended by border agents there.

The Rio Grande Valley reportedly falls in second, with the remaining three being the El Paso, Laredo, and Big Bend sectors. (Continue…)

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