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Abbott Signs Agreement With 4th Mexican Governor

Gov. Greg Abbott late Friday signed his fourth memorandum of understanding in three days with another Mexican governor as part of his commitment to secure Texas’ shared border with Mexico.

The signing came as a fourth bus transporting illegal immigrants released by the Biden administration into Texas reached Washington, arriving Saturday morning.

Abbott met Friday with Tamaulipas Gov. Francisco García Cabeza de Vaca in Weslaco, Texas. They signed a memorandum of understanding designed to prevent illegal immigration from Mexico to Texas and improve the flow of commercial traffic across the international bridge.

The agreements were reached within a week of Abbott ordering enhanced inspections of commercial vehicles as part of the state’s expanded border security efforts through Operation Lone Star. The inspections led to major backlogs, protests by Mexican commercial truck drivers, cartel operatives setting fire to vehicles, and commercial traffic being ground to a halt.

Despite criticism of Abbott’s plan, within a week, an agreement was reached with four Mexican governors in states where international bridges connect Texas and Mexico.

“Border governors can achieve results when we work together and put the safety of our constituents first,” Abbott said. “I am grateful for the partnership of Governor Cabeza de Vaca as we work to secure our border.”

Because Cabeza de Vaca presented such a detailed plan to secure the border, Abbott said the Texas Department of Public Safety would return to its previous strategy of randomly searching commercial vehicles coming through ports of entry.

“While President [Joe] Biden ignores the ongoing crisis at the border, the state of Texas will continue to work with heads of state in Mexico to further strengthen our comprehensive border strategy,” he said.

On April 14, Abbott signed memorandas of understanding with Chihuahua Gov. María Eugenia Campos Galván and Coahuila Gov. Miguel Ángel Riquelme Solís in Austin. On April 13, he signed Texas’ first agreement with Nuevo León Gov. Samuel Alejandro García Sepúlveda in Laredo.

The historic agreements with Nuevo León, Chihuahua, Coahuila, and Tamaulipas were reached in anticipation of an increased, cartel-facilitated smuggling operation expected to occur once Title 42 ends. The Biden administration announced it was ending the public health authority May 23.

The agreements were also reached after Mexican cartel operatives set fire to three tractor-trailers near the Pharr International Port of Entry on Wednesday. The Tamaulipas government confirmed a group of men set fire to the vehicles and its state police tracked them using surveillance cameras and arrested them.

The men are suspected of being part of the Reynosa faction of the Gulf Cartel. The Gulf Cartel primarily controls the trafficking of people and drugs in the Rio Grande Valley Customs and Border Patrol Sector, which along the Texas–Mexico border stretches from the Gulf of Mexico to Lake Falcon in Starr County.

The sector is one of the busiest at the southern border. Its Border Patrol agents are responsible for patrolling over 320 river miles, 250 coastal miles, and 19 counties equating to over 17,000 square miles.

The agreements reached with the Mexican governors “signal yet another historic step taken by the state of Texas to solve the border crisis, keep our communities safe, negotiate with our partners in Mexico, and fill in the gaps left by the inaction of the Biden Administration,” Abbott said. “Until President Biden decides to fulfill his constitutional duty to secure the border, we will continue to do whatever it takes to protect the safety and security of all Texans.”

Texas also is continuing to bus illegal immigrants released by the Biden administration into Texas to Washington. The fourth bus arrived Saturday morning, April 16.

At a news conference with Campos Galván, Abbott said, “The president has not ever come to the border of Texas and seen the chaos that he’s caused. And if he’s not going to come to the border, we’re going to take the border to him.

It’s not just the president. It’s members of Congress also. It’s Congress that’s specifically authorized by the United States Constitution to take action on this. And Congress has not taken action on this either. This is sending a message to both the president and Congress that Texas is tired of being the unloading dock for illegal immigrants.

The new unloading dock is going to be Washington, D.C.”

White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters at a press briefing several hours after the first bus arrived Wednesday, “It’s nice the state of Texas is helping them get to their final destination as they await the outcome of their immigration proceedings.”


Reprinted with permission from - The Epoch Times By - Bethany Blankley

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KAJ
7 months ago

Thanks Gov Abbott for doing something. F J B

charlesw04
7 months ago

I find it hard to understand that AMAC doesn’t block this scam and doesn’t leave a means for other commentors to block or mute them.

Rl
7 months ago

Buses need to take them right back to Mexico NOT farther into the U.S

Linda
7 months ago

What happened to the AMAC weekly video that was aired on Fridays?

jake the snake
7 months ago

funny how abbott can do that and trump could do that but magically the democrats can not.

Georgeann
7 months ago

They moved them right out of DC to a neighborhood near anyone USA. These swamp creatures never laid eyes on these leeches coming to this country.

Owen Shrock
7 months ago

I hope Gov.Greg Abbott keeps in mind one of Ron Reagan’s favorite sayings…Trust but verify, when he makes these deals with the Mexican Governors. I applaud him for trying to do something to curb the flow of illegals, especially since our federal government doesn’t have a clue on how to govern period.

God help the USA

Sara
7 months ago
Reply to  Owen Shrock

NOW I am told that I am not allowed to vote for this comment! What gives with AMAC? This angers me as much as when I am told that I already voted on a comment when I had not.

Sara
7 months ago
Reply to  Owen Shrock

By the way…I agree with you Owen

Judi
7 months ago

Some of our problems would be solved if they would just cut off all money and freebies to these freeloaders.

Casey C Matt
7 months ago

Mexico has a governor named, “Cabeza de Vaca”? Cow head is one unusual name. But then the United States has a president often called “Cabeza de Chinga”, so Mexico still stands in the shadow of the great United States!!

Candace Gonzalez
7 months ago
Reply to  Casey C Matt

It’s actually “head of the cow”.

R.Clements
7 months ago

And what is the difference might I ask?

Judy K.
7 months ago

Lol, but still…..

David Millikan
7 months ago

Don’t forget to send ILLEGAL ALIENS to the Obama’s house too.

Casey C Matt
7 months ago
Reply to  David Millikan

Too late…….who do you think mows the Obamas lawns, does their laundry, trims their toenails for goodess sake?
Ilegal immigrants……….the new slave class. Thanks Democrats!!!

David Millikan
7 months ago

Deport ILLEGAL ALIENS straight to SWAMP QUEEN pelosi’s house and on Capital Hill EVERY DAY till DICTATOR Beijing biden STOPS and SECURES the Border. Send ILLEGAL ALIENS to Communist Harris home, Hillary Clinton’s home, Crying Schumer’s home, Governor Newsom’s home, and to Governors of NY, Chicago, Seattle, Portland, and Los Angeles.
Don’t stop sending ILLEGAL ALIENS to DICTATOR Beijing biden till he SECURES THE BORDER.

MJB
7 months ago
Reply to  David Millikan

Boy would I love to see the faces of some of these people when illegal aliens start getting off the bus in front of their homes. What is it they say about payback?!

Hal
7 months ago

Finish and maintain the “wall,” stop electing DemocRats to local as well as National offices, and demand a National Budget Balancing Amendment with terms than punish the politicos if they fail to follow the dictates the legislative laws and abuses thereto that result in failure to follow the limits of a balanced budget. At present, the financial responsibility is negligible in the Congressional performance of our National government. This country CAN operate efficiently with a balanced budget amendment …. the politicos try to make you believe this can’t be done effectively …. but what they are saying is that THEY can’t do it effectively because it cuts out most of their political chicanery. As a Nation we refuse to set standards that are reasonable (for laws and their financial management), honest, and manageable because the voters naively allow it.

Casey C Matt
7 months ago
Reply to  Hal

Just throw up a never ending wall of lead. I am sick and tired of this new slave class infesting our country, driving down wages, driving up medical costs, driving up taxes to pay for their unbelievable entitlement benefits..
It is time for torches and pitchforks at the White House…….if not worse!

Hal
7 months ago
Reply to  Casey C Matt

I sympathize with your frustration altho it might be a bit more likely to raise objections from DemocRats (especially those that work on rigging votes) and some religious organizations. But change/reform of this issue is reaching dangerous proportions.

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