Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued a statement on Vice President Harris’ upcoming visit to Texas’ southern border, stating the Vice President is “ignoring the real problem areas along our southern border …”
“Vice President Harris is ignoring the real problem areas along our southern border that are not protected by the border wall and are being overrun by the federal government’s ill-thought-out open border policies. She will fail in her mission if she refuses to speak to residents of the Del Rio sector whose homes and ranches are being overrun by gangs and smugglers.
Abbott said Harris was named border czar more than 90 days ago, “and in that time Texans have had their homes broken into, property damaged, and guns pointed at their heads as cartels, smugglers, and human traffickers profit off the Biden Administration’s reckless open-border policies.”
Abbott, in March, launched Operation Lone Star to combat the record-high influence of people and crime. He said Texas Department of Public Safety has arrested more than 1,700 criminals, apprehended more than 41,000 migrants and “seized enough fentanyl to kill over 21 million people.
“Texas has been and continues to step up to protect Texans and Americans.”