Border Patrol in Texas isn’t restricting the invasion of illegal immigrants so they’re being restricted from that area as National Guard steps in!
I can almost hear the seething and rage from the left. Can you?
Washington Examiner reports:
In an effort to reduce illegal border crossings, Gov. Greg Abbott (R-TX) ordered Texas troopers to seize control of a public Eagle Pass park overnight, defying the wishes of city officials.
Eagle Pass Mayor Rolando Salinas said the Texas Department of Public Safety informed him on Wednesday morning that the state received an emergency declaration from Abbott to take “full control, custody” of Shelby Park.
“That is not a decision that we agreed to. This is not something that we wanted. This is not something that we asked for as a city,” Salinas said in a Facebook video post Wednesday evening. The video shows the Texas National Guard fencing off the park from the public.
When Salinas asked DPS why the state was seizing the park, they said, “The mission is to prevent undocumented people from crossing into Eagle Pass.”
Eagle Pass has reported a record number of migrant crossings, quickly becoming one of the most heavily trafficked sections of the U.S.-Mexico border. House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) and dozens of Republicans visited the area last week, threatening to withhold financial aid for Ukraine or Israel unless the border is secured.
Poor Mayor Rolando. He’s not getting his wish to let the invasion continue.
NEW: The Texas Military Department confirms the TX National Guard has seized control of Shelby Park in Eagle Pass (city property where mass illegal crossings are), and is restricting Border Patrol from accessing the area, saying the Feds “perpetuate illegal crossings”. This is… pic.twitter.com/29UqFmWDsx
— Bill Melugin (@BillMelugin_) January 12, 2024
JUST IN: Texas National Guard has seized Shelby Park in Eagle Pass, preventing Border Patrol officers from entering the area as the border crisis continues to spiral out of control.
Good to see Texas taking matters into their own hands 🔥
Eagle Pass Mayor Rolando Salinas says… pic.twitter.com/ozULqqXtXA
— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) January 12, 2024
My hope and prayer is that this catches on like wildfire and other states and cities do the same.
I’m sure it will. Taking bold decisions that require courage usually inspires others.
And this is beyond overdue. The light at the end of the tunnel is starting to peek through.