TX Gov: ‘We Continue To Have Tens of Thousands of People’ Cross Border Illegally Every Month

On Thursday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “The Real Story,” Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) stated that there is an “inadequate supply” of Border Patrol agents and that’s why, “we continue to have tens of thousands of people come across our border illegally, every single month.”

Abbott said, [relevant remarks begin around 2:30] “[A]s you will recall, it seems like the president’s memory is short, because it was just two years ago, at this particular time, when we were dealing with that crush of young unaccompanied minors comes across the border. And now, I was actually in Washington, DC just a couple of months ago, talking with Secretary Jeh Johnson about another new crush, a large number of unaccompanied minors coming across the border. We’ve had that this past fall. We’ve had it this spring, and we continue to have tens of thousands of people come across our border illegally, every single month.”

Abbott was then asked if President Obama had put in Border Patrol agents and technology to try and stop this. He responded, “Well, as we sat down and talked with Jeh Johnson, we were demanding tat they reapportion border agents to the state of Texas, because, it seems to fluctuate where they deploy their resources, and the fact is, the reason why there’s been the tens of thousands of people coming the Texas border is because, one we have an inadequate supply of border agents, but two, not — all they really do is, they arrest them, then hand them over to ICE, and they are released back into the country.”

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