Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced Saturday that his anti-illegal immigration policy has come into effect, allowing law enforcement to apprehend and return migrants to the southern border. Abbott tweeted: 'Today the Texas Department of Public Safety began arresting illegal immigrants and returning them to the border with Mexico.
'Biden's border policies are crushing local communities up and down the border.' According to the governor's office, members of National Guard and the Texas Department of Public Safety have been charged with implementing the policy. Abbott issued an executive order on July 7, empowering officers to arrest migrants. In total, around 10,000 officers and soldiers have been deployed as part of the scheme.
Texas shares a more than 1,200 mile long border with Mexico. Abbott's decision to enact the policy comes a week after 53 migrants were found dead in a sweltering tractor-trailer in San Antonio.
There's a good article about his efforts here, although why we'd give a fuck about anything the President of Mexico has to say is beyond me: