The Lone Star State isn't waiting for the politicians in D.C. to see how they can use the border crisis for their own political advantage. Instead, they're casting off reliance on the federal government (always a good thing) by building the darn wall themselves.
"The influx across the border is out of control, and the Biden administration has shown that [it] is not going to step up and do its job," [Gov. Greg Abbott] said before attending a border summit in Del Rio, Texas. "And amidst reports of even more people coming in across the border, we know we have to step up and do more."
Del Rio "is suffering from some of the largest increases" of illegal immigrants, he told the news outlet. "They're seeing a lot of very bad dangerous people come across the border. People that they are afraid of encountering, people who are causing damage to their fences, their livestock, their crops, their neighborhoods, and their homes."
Here was Gov. Abbott making the announcement:
If you've been watching too much mainstream media and haven't seen how bad the border crisis is, here's a recent video made by human traffickers showing one of countless daily runs. They even made sure to include a Hillsong Worship song! How progressive!
And here's a visual metaphor for how the Biden administration has responded:
Meanwhile, this was Abbott's ultimatum:
"If you come to Texas, you're subject to being arrested. You're not going to have a pathway to roam the country. You're going to have a pathway directly into a jail cell."