Abbott taunts Biden over inaction on border amid lawsuit

By Jen Krausz on
 July 25, 2023

Texas Governor Greg Abbott taunted President Joe Biden over his handling of the border on Sunday as his state faces a federal lawsuit for its actions to stop immigration.

"Texas Has Seized More Than 422 Million Lethal Doses of Fentanyl Since 2021. More than enough to kill all Americans," the Texas governor wrote on Twitter. "We have also made 394,200 illegal-immigrant apprehensions and 31,300 criminal arrests. All because Biden is not doing his job."

Abbott also said the government would "face the consequences" if the Biden DOJ did sue the state over using floating buoy barriers, as it had threatened to do.

The governor also praised his state's effort to curb immigration, Operation Lone Star in a statement on Friday.

"Since the launch of Operation Lone Star, the multi-agency effort has led to over 394,200 illegal immigrant apprehensions and more than 31,300 criminal arrests, with more than 29,100 felony charges reported. In the fight against fentanyl, Texas law enforcement has seized over 422 million lethal doses of fentanyl during this border mission," it read.

The operation aims to "fill the dangerous gaps created by the Biden Administration's refusal to secure the border," he added.