(EL PASO) Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday ordered the deployment of hundreds of National Guardsmen to the border with Mexico to deal with the expected influx of immigrants, denouncing the “chaos” caused by President Joe Biden.
Under the Democrat’s leadership, the US federal state will lift “Title 42” this weekend, a health measure invoked at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, which allows immigrants crossing land borders to be deported without delay. United States, including asylum seekers.
“With Title 42 ending Thursday, President Biden is opening the red carpet to people around the world,” Greg Abbott said in a statement.
The governor and all Republicans are relentlessly attacking Joe Biden, accused of turning the Mexican border into a sieve.
Greg Abbott announced the mobilization of military helicopters and aircraft as well as “specially trained soldiers for the Tactical Texas Border Force, which will be deployed to border hotspots to help stop and repel large groups of immigrants trying to enter Texas illegally.”
Once Title 42 is lifted, the US government plans to deter immigrants from crossing the border using a range of measures, but US border cities expect thousands of people to try to reach the US starting Friday.
The Texas cities of El Paso, Brownsville and Laredo declared states of emergency locally to increase the means to deal with immigrants already there, especially from Latin America. In El Paso, hundreds are sleeping in the streets on pieces of cardboard.
To prevent the end of “Title 42,” the Biden administration has deployed an additional 1,500 troops to bolster the 2,500 already assisting border police.
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