As such, critics of order pointed to it as another form of the “catch and release” policy the federal government has adopted under Biden.
BREAKING: Texas Governor @GregAbbott_TX has issued an executive order authorizing Texas DPS & TX National Guard to apprehend illegal immigrants and return them to the border. His office tells me they will be returned to ports of entry on the U.S. side, *NOT* to Mexico. @FoxNews pic.twitter.com/0SAAdxyoAq— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) July 7, 2022
pic.twitter.com/Ch4jID7Ljb — Center for Renewing America (@amrenewctr) July 7, 2022Officials from several South Texas counties have called upon Abbott to formally declare the crisis at the state’s international border as an “invasion.” Other Republicans in border states have proposed state measures to fill the immigration enforcement role the federal government has neglected. Republican Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake has proposed an interstate compact of border states that would coordinate on security and actively deport illegal migrants. This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.