Texas Governor Abbott vows to build a wall on the Mexican border
Republican Governor Greg Abbott said that due to doubts about the legality of this move, the wall will ensure the “safety” of the community.
The Republican governor of Texas in the United States announced plans to build a wall on the border with Mexico, which aroused criticism from human rights organizations and advocacy groups.
However, Greg Abbott did not provide details about his plans to build the new one. obstacleHe also launched a radical campaign aimed at arresting immigrants and asylum seekers. This move may lead to another conflict with the Biden administration over immigration issues.
Abbott did not say how many new barriers will be built in Texas, will be installed along the state’s 1,930 kilometers (1,200 miles) border, or what will be when he announces the news in a room full of sheriffs on Thursday Looks like the city of Del Rio. He promised to reveal more information next week.
One of Texas’s largest border counties, Hidalgo County Judge Richard Cortez (Richard Cortez) said on Friday that he believes the goal is to create new barriers that would give state police a reason to arrest walking around or The immigrants who destroyed it-then put them in jail for six months.
“I understand why he did this. It was a tool that made him a Class B misdemeanor,” Cortez said. He doubted whether the prison would stop immigrants hundreds of miles away and risk their deaths to travel to the United States.
Abbott spokesperson Renae Eze did not provide more details about the barrier plan on Friday, and referred questions about the arrest to Abbott and Arizona Governor Doug Ducey in a letter sent to other governors on Thursday, asking them to enforce their own law. The team was sent to the border. The letter tells the governor that their officials will “have the power to arrest immigrants who illegally cross the border into our territory.”
Legal experts said that the U.S. Supreme Court has made it clear that the power to enforce immigration laws is in the hands of the federal government, including efforts to crack down on Republicans in Arizona a decade ago.
The Secretary of Homeland Security, Alejandro Mayorkas, declined to comment on the Texas Governor’s plan when he visited an urban cybersecurity center in Los Angeles shortly after Abbott’s announcement.
After Biden took office, the construction of the border wall was suspended. On Friday, his administration announced a plan to transfer funds from former President Donald Trump. Signature project.
Abbott will be re-elected next year, and he has not ruled out the possibility of running for the White House in 2024. Since Biden took office, the immigration issue has become a core issue. He said that the new government has not slowed down the flow of immigration. The more action. Intersection.
“In the long run, only Congress and the President can repair our broken borders,” Abbott said in Del Rio. “But at the same time, Texas will do everything possible, including starting arrests, protecting our community, keeping cartels and smugglers out, and ensuring the safety of your community.”
Although it has eased since March, the large number of people present at the border poses a serious challenge to the Biden administration. During his visit to Guatemala City this week, Vice President Kamala Harris sent a message to those considering going: “Don’t come.”
Abbott began closing more than 50 shelters in Texas earlier this month, which housed approximately 4,000 immigrant children, and believes that the federal government cannot force the state to continue issuing permits in response to federal problems. The Biden administration threatened to sue unless the order is revoked.
The Trump administration built more than 725 kilometers (450 miles) of border wall, almost all of which replaced smaller designs or dilapidated parts.
Cortez said he will support Abbott to help build more prison capacity, but hopes that the county will be responsible for the additional space. At the farther Starr County border, Judge Eloy Villa stated that his 270-bed prison was close to its capacity, but there was still room, and that Abbott’s description of the border was consistent with what he saw in his area. The situation is different.
Stephen Yale-Loehr, who teaches immigration law at Cornell Law School, said the federal government may question whether the state has the right to set up barriers at the border.
“Although states can do certain things with immigrants under state laws, in my opinion, it is impossible to set up barriers or arrest immigrants at the border,” he said.