The border crisis remains in full swing as the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently reported more historic numbers. Over 2 million arrests and encounters have been tallied for 2022.
Republican leaders across the country are concerned that our porous border is an invitation to criminals. The drug cartels in particular have been taking advantage for years.
But now, one southern state leader is making a strong move — and it could in turn make every U.S. citizen a lot safer.
For a long time, conservative politicians and regular everyday Americans have been worried about the flow of drugs from Mexico and Central and South America.
Most recently, a new fentanyl epidemic has swept the nation, and the Biden administration has appeared to avoid the issue. To many, it’s just more evidence that our government cares little about the border.
However, Governors like Greg Abbott have long since stopped begging the federal government for help.
They’ve been taking strides to protect their residents from the constant influx of illegal immigrants, and Mr. Abbott often leads that charge.
From Fox News:
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Wednesday he has signed an executive order designating Mexican drug cartels as terrorists in his state.
Abbott made the announcement during a press conference on border security, appearing alongside members of law enforcement.
Abbott specifically cited the fentanyl issue, and reminded everyone that the drug is being produced and distributed in large quantities by Mexican drug cartels, which have been a thorn in America’s side for decades.
The bottom line is that these drug cartels are terrorizing the country. That means they should be labeled appropriately, according to the Governor.
As he said in a statement:
Texans are victimized by Mexican cartels that produce and import (fentanyl). So, cartels are terrorists. And it’s time that we started treating them that way.
So today, I have issued this executive order designating cartels as terrorists in Texas.
The order says the Texas Department of Public Safety must “identify gangs that are supporting Mexican cartels and work to seize assets as well as disrupt cartel networks.”
Abbott has further told all Texas agencies to focus on the fentanyl crisis, which includes watching schools and workplaces. This will also involve using social media and public service announcements to educate the populace.
As he stated clearly, “truly one pill can kill.”
Lastly, Gov. Abbott sent a letter to President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, requesting that they also classify the cartels as terrorist organizations.
That may not happen, though, as this administration’s lack of action regarding the border or any form of illegal immigration is well-documented. And according to many, there are no signs that the situation is improving.
If nothing is done, expect the border crisis to remain a major topic for the midterm elections — and it could result in a definite shift in power in D.C.
- Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed an executive order that classifies Mexican drug cartels as terrorist organizations.
- Abbott is reacting to the recent fentanyl epidemic, and is directing state agencies to crack down on the cartels that supply the drug.
- He also sent a letter to President Biden and VP Harris, demanding they also categorize the cartels as terrorists.
Source: Fox News