Texas residents are “fed up” with the border crisis, Governor Greg Abbott (R) told Fox News.
“The situation right now is far more dire and far more dangerous than it has ever been during the course of at least this century – maybe ever before – and that’s because of these numbers that you heard about people coming across the border but also the danger, and the way that the cartels and the smugglers are operating,” he said.
Abbott went on to describe a common cartel tactic:
“Unaccompanied minors, they surge the border, border patrol officers get fully occupied simply processing…That opens up large gaps of tens or sometimes hundreds of miles where the drug cartels have the ability to get fentanyl across the border.”
Fentanyl is an extremely powerful synthetic opioid that can be deadly even in doses as small as 2mg.
Since January, Border Patrol Agents have seized 95 pounds of the stuff – enough to kill 21 million people. Compare this to last year, when authorities collected just 11 pounds of fentanyl at the US-Mexico border.
“Young unsuspecting Texans are buying drugs that are laced with fentanyl,” laments Abbott. “They are buying a death sentence.”
In its most recent budget, Texas lawmakers allocated more than 1 billion dollars towards what Abbott describes as the “war against those coming across our border because President Biden and his Administration are not getting the job done.”
Members of the Border Patrol and DEA have been an invaluable asset, but White House officials including President Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, and Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas remain “tone deaf” to the severity of the situation.
President Biden’s immigration policies will be directly responsible for overdose deaths throughout America, warnsAbbott, as the fentanyl flooding into Texas is dispersed throughout the nation.
In the meantime, Abbott is working on a proposal to criminalize the manufacture and sale of fentanyl. “The punishment begins as a third-degree felony, which will make this law one of the toughest drug laws in Texas.”
President Biden’s citizenship plan allows all illegals living in the United States as of January 1st, 2021 to achieve temporary legal status in 5 years and to apply for true citizenship after 8 years.