Appearing on Fox Nation’s “Fox and Friends Monday,” British TV personality Piers Morgan ripped into President Joe Biden’s handling of the border crisis, calling the situation “pretty terrifying.”
Specifically, Morgan called the Biden Administration’s handling of the situation “completely insane” and argued that America is headed in a very dark direction if it’s to have an open border, saying:
“It’s completely insane. I remember all the fury about this with Donald Trump and his efforts to try and put some kind of curb on what’s going on at this border. And he was vilified as being a racist, an anti-American and a bigot, and so on. But frankly, is this the option that you just effectively have an open border? Because if you do, then America is heading to a very dark place.
“You just can’t do this. We have a problem on our borders in this country [Great Britain], but it involves tens of thousands of people per year coming over on boats, migrants, some of whom are legitimate asylum seekers, many of whom are just trying their luck, right?
“But the scale of what’s going on at your southern border is frankly pretty terrifying. And the idea that Joe Biden, who’s been a politician for five, six decades now, doesn’t think this is a real emergency and crisis is also terrifying.”
Because of the Biden Administration’s “completely insane” handling of the situation, Texas Governor Greg Abbott has stepped in to attempt to staunch the tide of humanity flowing across the border. He’s doing so with the formation and deployment of a tactical border force, which he announced by saying:
“With the ending of Title 42 on Thursday, President Biden is laying down the welcome mat to people across the entire world, but Texas is deploying our new Texas Tactical Border Force. The Texas National Guard is loading Blackhawk helicopters and C-130s and deploying specially trained soldiers for the Texas Tactical Border Force, who will be deployed to hotspots all along the border to help intercept and repel large groups of migrants trying to enter Texas illegally. The Texas Tactical Border Force will bolster our Operation Lone Star efforts to secure the Texas border amid the chaos caused by President Biden’s elimination of Title 42.”
Governor Abbott’s office gave a few more details on the new border force in its report on the creation of it and the spiraling border situation, saying:
The deployment of the new Texas Tactical Border Force represents the third phase of the Governor’s increased border security mission as President Biden ends Title 42. Following today’s press conference, two units of hundreds of trained service members departed for the border to El Paso and the Rio Grande Valley. The same operation is planned tomorrow, with two more elements of hundreds of soldiers deploying to the Rio Grande Valley.
The first completed phase began last month with the shifting of Texas National Guard soldiers and assets, such as drone teams and razor wire barriers, to hotspots along the Texas-Mexico border. On Sunday, a second phase was implemented with the deployment of two quick reaction forces composed of military police units, one in El Paso and one deployed today from San Antonio to the Rio Grande Valley.
The new Texas Tactical Border Force is in addition to Governor Abbott’s historic Operation Lone Star border security mission, which was first launched in March 2021. Under Operation Lone Star, Texas has deployed thousands of Texas National Guard soldiers and DPS troopers to the border and apprehended more than 373,000 illegal immigrants, arrested over 28,000 criminals, and seized more than 400 million lethal doses of fentanyl—enough to kill every man, woman, and child in America. The Texas Tactical Border Force and Operation Lone Star are part of Governor Abbott’s comprehensive border security strategy that includes providing relief to overrun border communities by busing migrants to sanctuary cities, as well as building our own border wall.
With Title 42 ending this Thursday, the Biden Administration estimates up to 13,000 migrants will illegally cross America’s southern border every single day, which could total more than 4.7 million new illegal immigrants in the next year, or roughly the population of Houston’s Harris County.
White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, instead of thanking Governor Abbott for trying to staunch the flow of illegal immigrants into America, described his response as “political theater,” saying:
This is just about political theater for him. This is not really dealing with this issue. It’s about creating more chaos. It’s about creating more confusion at the border. That’s what he wants to do. That’s what he chooses to do.
And that’s not what we want to do. We’re see- — we’re do — we’re u- — we are — put into place a robust plan, multiple a- — multiple agencies. You’ve seen Mayorkas on the border very recently. He was on Sunday’s show just this Sunday to talk about what we’re doing. The DHS has been very clear. The State Department has — has had press conferences. The Pentagon briefed on this just last week.
We’re using the tools that we have in front of us to deal with this issue. Republican officials want to do something else. They want to campaign on this issue. They want to do political stunts. That’s what we’re seeing from the governor — governor of Texas.
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