Paxton Criticizes Biden Administration’s Handling of Border Crisis
Texas Attorney General, Ken Paxton, expressed criticism towards the Biden administration for their handling of the border crisis, accusing them of not only neglecting their duties but also encouraging illegal immigration. Paxton’s comments came in response to questions about a migrant caravan currently making its way to the border, and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) sources revealing that December saw record-breaking numbers of encounters at the southern border.
Record-Breaking Numbers of Migrants at the Southern Border
According to CBP sources, December witnessed an unprecedented number of encounters at the southern border, surpassing previous monthly records. With the month not yet over, there have already been more than [insert number] encounters. It is estimated that around 300,000 migrants will be processed this month alone, posing a significant challenge for border authorities.
Department of Justice Warns Texas of Legal Action
Paxton also responded to the Department of Justice’s warning to Texas leaders that the state could face legal action if a new immigration law allowing local law enforcement officers to arrest individuals suspected of entering the U.S. illegally is implemented. This law would grant state judges the authority to order the removal of illegal immigrants from the country. Paxton criticized the threat of a lawsuit, emphasizing that it is the federal government’s responsibility to protect citizens from the consequences of illegal immigration.
Mayors of Sanctuary Cities Blame Texas
Furthermore, Paxton took issue with mayors of Democrat-led sanctuary cities who have been vocal about the recent surge in migrant arrivals. These mayors have been quick to blame Texas for allegedly bussing migrants to liberal cities, despite the fact that the northern cities are only experiencing a fraction of the migrant crisis compared to Texas. Paxton highlighted the irony of their complaints, considering that these cities had created sanctuary policies during the Trump administration and discouraged efforts to secure the border.
Fox News Digital reached out to the White House for a response to Paxton’s remarks, but no comment has been received at the time of writing.