Sensesing that have a President that is Unwilling to challage them?
They ARE moving to slowly wrestle some of border enforcement into their own hands…..
The US Border patrol STILL handles the lions share of border crossings …..
Careful to NOT challage the Supreme Court….
They ARE NOT afraind to exploid the politics of the situation….
The Texas Republican Governor HAS outmanueved the Biden admin by alos exporting the migrant situation up to Blue states , who have had to hussle to keep up the flow of legal mogrants to their cities….
Locked in a legal battle with the Biden administration over immigration enforcement, Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas said on Sunday that he was expanding his effort to establish state control over areas near the Rio Grande in an effort to deter migrants.
Mr. Abbott, flanked by 13 other Republican governors, said that Texas would not limit its high-intensity efforts to the small municipal park along the river in Eagle Pass where the state has taken over and limited access for federal agents. A top Texas official said state law enforcement officers were also looking to move in on riverside ranch land north of the city that migrants have continued to use for crossing.
Texas has deployed National Guard troops and state police officers up and down the Texas border since 2021, and began stringing concertina wire along the banks of the river the next year. What changed last month in the park, known as Shelby Park, is that Texas began preventing federal agents from routine access to the riverbank or from using the park to detain and process large numbers of migrants.
“As we speak right now, the Texas National Guard, they’re undertaking operations to expand this effort,” Mr. Abbott said during a news conference at the park. “We’re not going to contain ourselves to this park. We are expanding to further areas to make sure we expand our level of deterrence and denial of illegal entry into the United States.”…
The Republican governors met at the border as the Senate was preparing to release details of its plan to address the high number of illegal border crossings, which topped 300,000 in December alone. The Biden administration has backed legislative action, but some Republicans have appeared unwilling to go forward after former President Donald J. Trump said that doing so would help Democrats in November.
Several Texas Democrats, in a telephone news conference on Sunday, said that Mr. Abbott’s event was about politics rather than a desire to fix the immigration system. “Democrats on this call want to make migration more legal, orderly and humane,” said U.S. Representative Greg Casar of Austin. “It is these very Republicans that want to keep it as dangerous and as illegal as possible”
The assembled governors said that they backed Texas in its confrontation with the federal government. As they spoke, scores of National Guard troops stood silently with assault-style rifles across their chests. “This is a fight that all of us have to engage in,” said Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders of Arkansas….
Not only is Texas fighting to be able to maintain the concertina wire it has put up in some areas, but the state is also preparing to enforce a new state law, taking effect in March, that will make it a state crime to enter Texas from Mexico without authorization. The Biden administration has challenged the new law in court; a hearing on whether to halt enforcement is set for Feb. 13….
President Biden Is losing support on his border actions…..