The world has gone a bit crazy in Texas….
Ex-President spent Billions on a wall that wasn’t finished, was nowhere near effective and there are now reports that migrants are tearing thru the new wall sections….
In what seems like a political joke right out of the Donald Trump book of bull shit?
The Texas Governor wants to use taxpayer money and donations to waste on a wall that isn’t gonna stop or even slow illegal border crossing….
He’s running for re-election….
When Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas announced last week a vague ambition to pick up where former President Donald J. Trump left off and complete the construction of a multibillion-dollar wall along the border with Mexico, many in the state were puzzled. A wall is costly and, in Texas, would require cutting a swath across private ranches, difficult terrain and some urban areas.
On Wednesday, Mr. Abbott revealed how he would pay for it: Donations.
Flanked by lawmakers at the State Capitol, Mr. Abbott, a staunch Republican who has found himself defending his conservative credentials in recent months, said the state was “stepping up to get the job done.”
But his announcement was dismissed by critics and immigration advocates as political theater and an obvious attempt to appease right-leaning voters ahead of his re-election bid next year.
“If the governor wants to blow hot air on TV, he can do that,” said David Donatti, a staff attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union of Texas. “I truly don’t think he has thought this through. The governor is not a king. We have checks and balances in the state of Texas.”…
….whoever wins the election won’t have jurisdiction to enforce immigration laws, which are the sole responsibility of the federal government, said Domingo Garcia, the president of the League of United Latin American Citizens, one of the oldest Latino civic organizations in the nation.
“It’s illegal, unconstitutional and immoral,” Mr. Garcia said.
His organization and other advocacy groups said legal challenges were likely, should Mr. Abbott push forward. And in Democratic circles, the plan was mocked and condemned. In a tweet, Sawyer Hackett, a party strategist, referenced the epic winter storm that left more than 150 Texans dead and collapsed the state’s power grid, plunging millions of Texans into brutally cold conditions inside their homes.
“Governor Greg Abbott says Texas will spend $250,000,000 on a ‘down payment’ for a state border wall,” Mr. Hackett wrote. “He’s also asking for donations of land and cash. The state has spent $0 to help Texans pay the $18B surge in utility bills.”