Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush warned Tuesday that the border crisis is not “sustainable” as he explained how his office came to sue the Biden administration for its completion of the brick building, while tearing into the Texas Democrats for to flee from the state.
“I can tell you this is the worst I’ve ever seen, and the statistics confirm it,” Bush told Fox News about the border crisis in an interview citing statistics showing more than 188,000 migrants arrested in June. .
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“Farmers and ranchers have long been accustomed to illegal activity, but it has reached a point where it is not sustainable and we need help from the federal government,” he said.
He announced the trial last week as part of the Texas Defense Task Force, set up by Bush to identify federal overreach and push back against perceived threats to the Texas economy. It is suing Biden as well as the Department of Homeland Security on the grounds that the completion of the wall construction is illegal.
More than 450 miles of the border wall, including in Texas, were built under the Trump administration. Opponents of wall construction said it was cruel and ineffective, while proponents said it was a vital part of a border strategy to stop the flow of illegal immigration.
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Bush told Fox that a wall is one of a number of tools that can be used to stop the flow of illegal immigration to the United States
“It is a very effective tool for combating illegal activity, drug cartel pressure and at least being able to direct illegal activity in a direction where federal, state, county and local law enforcement agencies can better ban and contain the threat that community and people around the country, ”he said.
He said the lawsuit arose after his office was contacted by farmers near Rio Grande City. The unfinished wall was on a stretch of land that would have been along the state lands if it had been completed.
A farmer “noticed waves of migrants coming across his land rented from the states of Texas, so we began to build the case, as a good lawyer does, evidence to bring this case against the federal government,” he said. .
By setting up cameras and other tools, it showed that about 1,500 migrants moved across state land, which was maintained at the border every month.
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Bush’s announcement comes after Gov. Greg Abbott said last month that Texas was moving forward with its own efforts to build a wall – announcing a $ 250 million advance on the project. It is also funded by public donations, and nearly $ 400,000 was raised in the first week.
“I think my message to people who are not in Texas is to come and learn more about the costs and burdens we absorb because people get tired of it and they want help from their national government.” said Bush.
He also described the Texas Democrats, who fled the state to deprive the state legislature of a quorum to vote on electoral integrity legislation as “absolutely shameful.”
“I think it’s extraordinarily disappointing, not only for the way we govern in Texas, but for their constituents, and we should change the Constitution so that a legislator who finishes his job in the middle of a special session does not have to be paid unemployment benefits. and should not be paid, ”he said.
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He said he thought what he called a “PR stunt gone wrong” had hurt them politically, and also fluctuated with their choice of beer.
“I think a lot of voters, including Democrats here in Texas, are upset that their leadership has fled the state, gone in private jets and blown up Miller Lites,” he said. “I don’t know what the most offensive part of it is – maybe it’s Miller Lite. As good Texas beer drinkers, there’s plenty of good Texas beer they could have had.”