Abbott’s border wall

I have many questions about this, but for this post I will limit myself to three.

Gov. Greg Abbott announced Thursday that Texas will build a border wall along the state’s boundary with Mexico — but provided no details on where or when.

Abbott declared his plans during a press conference in Del Rio. He said he would discuss the plans next week. The Biden administration issued a proclamation that stopped border wall construction on his first day of office.

Abbott announced the news while discussing a slew of border initiatives, such as a $1 billion allocation for border security in the state budget lawmakers just passed and a plan to establish a Governor’s Task Force on Border and Homeland Security with public safety and state government officials.

“It will help all of us to work on ways to stem the flow of unlawful immigration and to stem the flow of illegal contraband,” Abbott said, while seated next to officials from the National Guard, Texas Department of Public Safety and Texas Division of Emergency Management.

At the conference, Abbott also announced plans to increase arrests along the border — and increase space inside local jails.

“They don’t want to come to across the state of Texas anymore because it’s not what they were expecting,” Abbott said before being met with applause from those at the conference. “It’s not the red carpet that the federal administration rolled out to them.”

He also announced an interstate compact with Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey to resolve the border “crisis,” and called on other states to do the same.

1. How exactly is any of this going to be paid for? I know Abbott has promised more details next week, but we just had an entire legislative session, with a budget being passed, and I don’t remember “building a border wall” being part of it. Also, arresting however many people and putting them in jail – who will be paying for that? Even if one can claim that there is a line item in the budget for this, does anyone believe it’s enough?

2. How many lawsuits do you think this will generate? There’s federal-state issues, such as whether states can arrest migrants for trespassing, likely questions about how various funds may be spent on this ill-conceived idea, and who knows what else. Some number of lawyers are going to make a lot of bank on this.

3. We’re totally going to start seeing “Abbott for President 2024” speculation because of this, aren’t we? Time to find a nice Internet-free cabin in the woods, I suppose. More from the Trib here.

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9 Responses to Abbott’s border wall

  1. Manny says:

    The Republican/Fascist/Racist Party always needs a boogeyman to run against. They can’t govern but they do know how to make the cowardly white people feel scared.

  2. Frederick says:

    Well, if Abbott will get New Mexico to pay for the wall, like Trump got Mexico to pay for his, then count me in.

  3. Bill Daniels says:

    Maybe Kamala will finally be forced to visit the border, to see who it is that is trying to stop the hordes of diseased illegals/drug smugglers/terrorists/human traffickers/drug cartel soldiers from pouring into America, so there’s that. And I’m sure AG Merrick Garland will be all over trying to stop anyone from protecting Americans from actual foreign threats.

    Notice how everything the Biden regime has done puts America Last?

  4. Manny says:

    America, according to Gump, the racist, aka Bill Daniels.

    Trash, like Bill, are sick, are an intrusion of covid carrying cockroaches. Bring out the Raid

  5. Bill Daniels says:

    “SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Biden administration said Friday it has dismantled a Trump-era government office to help victims of crimes committed by immigrants, a move that symbolizes President Joe Biden’s rejection of former President Donald Trump’s repeated efforts to link immigrants to crime.

    Trump created the Victim Of Immigration Crime Engagement Office, known by its acronym VOICE, by executive order during his first week in office in January 2017.

    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said it was replacing VOICE with a “more comprehensive and inclusive victim support system.”

    VOICE will be replaced by The Victims Engagement and Services Line, which will combine longstanding existing services, such as methods for people to report abuse and mistreatment in immigration detention centers and a notification system for lawyers and others with a vested interest in immigration cases.

    The new office will add a service for potential recipients of visas designated for victims of human trafficking or violent crimes in the United States.”

    Old and busted: Protecting Americans from foreign predators.

    New and fresh: Protecting foreign predators.

    The ironic thing here, is, Manny, you are just another Spanish surname American to the leftist regime in power. So they don’t give a shit when it’s you or your family that are victimized by illegal aliens, any more than they’d care if me or mine was victimized. And when you are victimized, the government help will be going to the illegals who victimized you, not to you, the actual victim. Congrats….you played yourself.

  6. Jason Hochman says:

    If Trump had kept his focus, and raised taxes, the wall would have been done by now. So this leaves it to Abbott, who has the responsibility, per the state constitution, to stop insurgency, invasion, and crime in general within the state.

    He should be concentrating instead on his science. There is now a covid detector, that can sniff out the deadliest virus in a room. This device can be placed in all buildings. If a building has covid, then it can be sealed off with the occupants, burned, and then the ashes autoclaved and buried 30 feet deep. The site of the building should be treated with lime and acid, and walled off.

  7. C.L. says:

    Absolutely BRILIANT plan, Dr. Hochman.

  8. Bill Daniels says:

    Dr. C.L.:

    The whole world is dumping their garbage here in the US right now, because Biden invited them to do just that. It’s like the Mariel boatlift on steroids. What is YOUR solution? Or is the solution to just pretend it’s not happening and enjoy watching the downfall of the USA from the good seats? I mean, that seems to be the solution from the Biden junta, so you’re in good company, I guess.

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