Joe Biden on Sunday traveled to El Paso, Texas in his first visit to the southern border ever.
After 50 years in politics, this is Biden’s first trip to the US-Mexico border at the age of 80.
More than 5 million illegal aliens have crossed over the border on Joe Biden’s watch.
Border facilities are overwhelmed by illegal aliens.
NEW: Video provided to @FoxNews by TX Congressman @RepTonyGonzales shows extreme overcrowding at the Border Patrol Central Processing Center in El Paso, TX. Congressman Gonzales says he took the video on Friday, when 4,600 migrants were in federal custody. Capacity is only 1,040. pic.twitter.com/dpvH0NNseJ
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) December 18, 2022
Biden toured a CBP parking lot and strolled by the border wall for a photo op.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) was not impressed with Joe Biden’s 3-hour, drive-by trip to the southern border.
Abbott greeted Biden on the tarmac and handed him a letter.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott greets Biden upon his arrival to El Paso
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Governor Abbott told reporters that he believes Joe Biden is two years too late.
New: TX Gov. Greg Abbott tells reporters about his interaction with President Biden upon arrival in El Paso. Governor says he gave POTUS a letter and that he believes this visit is two years to late. pic.twitter.com/xhEz9cC7Wi
— Mark Meredith (@markpmeredith) January 8, 2023
“Your visit to our southern border with Mexico today is $20 billion too little and two years too late. Moreover, your visit avoids the sites where mass illegal immigration occurs and sidesteps the thousands of angry Texas property owners whose lives have been destroyed by your border policies. Even the city you visit has been sanitized of the migrant camps which had overrun downtown El Paso because your Administration wants to shield you from the chaos that Texans experience on a daily basis. This chaos is the direct result of your failure to enforce the immigration laws that Congress enacted.” Abbott wrote in his letter to Joe Biden.
“Under President Trump, the federal government achieved historically low levels of illegal immigration. Under your watch, by contrast, America is suffering the worst illegal immigration in the history of our country. Your open-border policies have emboldened the cartels, who grow wealthy by trafficking deadly fentanyl and even human beings. Texans are paying an especially high price for your failure, sometimes with their very lives, as local leaders from your own party will tell you if given the chance,” Abbott wrote.
“All of this is happening because you have violated your constitutional obligation to defend the States against invasion through faithful execution of federal laws. Halfway through your presidency, though, I can finally welcome you to the border. When you finish the photo-ops in a carefully stage-managed version of El Paso, you have a job to do.” he wrote.
Here’s the copy of the letter Abbott gave Joe Biden:
Hand-delivered a letter to President Biden today during his first visit to the border.
His trip is $20 billion too little & 2 years too late.
I’m calling on Biden to do his constitutional duty to protect our nation. pic.twitter.com/cy8xgh5EJ2
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) January 8, 2023