It’s not normal for half of the country to independently create a policy for fighting a crisis. But we don’t live in normal times, do we?
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, along with 25 other Republican governors, on Tuesday announced the creation of the American Governors’ Border Strike Force.
All the governors have put out press releases about the border strike force that seem heavy on the bluster and light on details.
Due to federal rulings, there’s only so much states can do about illegal migration in the face of a federal government eager to open the border and keep it open in order to swamp the country with its future voters.
Gov. Abbott has pushed the limits already. The Border Strike Force doesn’t push any limits except perceptively. It’s an intel sharing operation that’s coordinating the fight against drug trafficking as an even bigger wave of illegal migrants is expected once Biden shuts down Title 42.
Immigration authorities stopped migrants 221,303 times along the Southwest border in March, a 33% increase from a month earlier, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection data released Monday.
The number of migrant encounters has gone up nearly every month since President Joe Biden took office, becoming fodder for political opponents who point to the increase as evidence that this administration is weaker on border security than its predecessor.
Biden isn’t “weaker”, he rejects border security for politically motivated reasons. As does his party and his movement. They’re playing the long game, taking the hit from the unpopular outcome now while betting that the demographic shifts will give them a permanent majority down the road.
Lefties play the long game while Republicans rarely do.
The Border Strike Force will scramble to limit some of the fallout. But if this mass migration continues, how many of these states will even be Republican a decade from now?