President Biden’s administration is facing criticism from Texas Governor Greg Abbott over their handling of the southern border crisis. Governor Abbott has accused the Biden Administration of failing to adequately address the influx of migrants at the southern border and has taken actions to address the crisis on his own.
The number of migrants crossing the southern border into the United States has been on the rise in recent months, with many of them coming from Central American countries. The situation has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic downturn it has caused in many of these countries.
In response to the crisis, the Biden Administration has implemented a policy known as “Title 42,” which allows for the rapid expulsion of migrants without allowing them to apply for asylum. The policy, which was first implemented under the Trump Administration, has been criticized by immigration advocates for violating the rights of migrants.
“The Biden Administration’s use of Title 42 is a violation of the rights of migrants and undermines the principles of our nation,” said Gov. Abbott. “We cannot sit idly by while the federal government fails to address this crisis.”
In response to the administration’s handling of the border crisis, Gov. Abbott has deployed the Texas National Guard to the southern border to assist with border security operations. He has also taken steps to open up state-run facilities to house migrants, and has called on the federal government to provide additional resources to address the crisis.
“We are taking action to address the crisis on our southern border,” said Gov. Abbott. “The federal government must do their part to address this crisis and secure our border.”
The Biden Administration has defended its use of Title 42, stating that it is necessary to protect public health during the pandemic. The White House Press Secretary, Jen Psaki, has also announced that the administration is working on a comprehensive approach to address the root causes of migration in Central America.
“The President is committed to a comprehensive approach that addresses the root causes of migration, including poverty and violence in Central America,” Psaki said. “We are also working to expand the capacity of the immigration system to process migrants in a humane and efficient manner.”
The situation at the southern border continues to be a major concern for the Biden Administration, as well as for governors such as Abbott. It remains to be seen how the administration will address the crisis and what actions will be taken by the governor of Texas to address this crisis.