Texas Gov: Since January We’ve Already Had Over 20,000 Illegals Cross the Border

The new Texas Governor, Republican Greg Abbott, is saying that the crisis on the border is not over quite despite that the media is no longer talking about it. He says that already this year over 20,000 illegals have crossed the Texas border.

“We all saw what happened on the Texas border last summer, but we need to understand that the problem is not going away,” Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said on CBS’s Face the Nation on Sunday.

“Already this calendar year, since January 1, we have had more than 20,000 people come across the border, apprehended, unauthorized. And so we have an ongoing problem on the border that Congress must step up and solve.”

(All told in fiscal year 2014, U.S immigration officials removed 213,719 individuals apprehended while attempting to unlawfully enter the United States.)

Schieffer reminded Abbott that there are some 800,000 illegal aliens living in Texas right now. “You don’t have enough buses to send them back to Mexico, and I don’t expect you can put all of them in jail. What are you going to do with them?” he asked Abbott.

“Well, two things,” the governor responded. “One is, the president himself said as these people were coming across the border that he would repatriate them as soon as possible. So, we need to see whether or not the president himself is going to live up to the commitment that he made.”

Abbott also criticized the president for his failures on border security.

Warner Todd Huston

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