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The Texas Immigration Plan Worsens

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The newly re-elected Texan Governor, Greg Abbott, announced his plan to continue busing migrants to metropolitan cities, adding Philadelphia to the list. Abbott made this declaration on November 15 in response to the new wave of immigrants near the southern border between Texas and Mexico.

“I invoked the Invasion Clauses of the U.S. & Texas Constitutions to fully authorize Texas to take unprecedented measures to defend our state against an invasion,” Abbott tweeted. Abbott, who is known for criticizing the federal government’s approach to the border crisis, posted an eight-step plan on social media. His plan included deploying the National Guard and Texas Department of Safety to criminalize trespassing migrants and drug cartels, as well as finalizing the construction of a border wall. The Federal Court was quick to block this request, with Judge Emmet Sullivan calling it an “arbitrary and capricious [move] in violation of the Administrative Procedure Act.”

It was later revealed that Abbott placed this request under Title 42, a policy enacted on public health concerns during the coronavirus pandemic. In response, Sullivan released a two-page order stating, “all orders and decision memos issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or those by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services suspending the right to introduce certain persons into the United States.”  Abbott took his reaction to social media. "This will further signal to cartels, human smugglers, & illegal immigrants that the border is wide open inciting more violence & lawlessness. Disastrous,” Abbott tweeted.

According to Axios, “over 10,000 migrants have been transported from mostly Texas to predominantly Democrat-run cities in a bid to test their social safety nets and challenge President Biden's border policies.” In addition, Abbott's busing plan has cost Texans about 12 million dollars in transportation. Destination cities like New York and Washington D.C. site a failure to handle the influx of migrants and are practically begging for immigration reform. 

Indeed, the most recent immigration reform was enacted in 1986. This Immigration Reform and Control Act legalized more than 2 million undocumented residents and criminalized the hiring of illegal immigrants. Moreover, according to NPR, “U.S. Customs and Border Protection reported 2.3 million migrant apprehensions at the southern border in the last 12 months — surpassing the record high set last year [2021].” Demonstrating that the future of immigration reform is uncertain, with most southern states maintaining republicans in power. While, Democrats, who successfully maintained power in the Senate, are likely to focus on the 2024 Presidential Elections upon recent news of Trump’s candidacy.




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