Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas is unleashing chaos at the border.
Now red states are trying to clean up his mess.
But Alejandro Mayorkas was fuming after a Republican state threw him this nasty curveball.
Texas is ground zero for the border crisis created by President Joe Biden with its more than 1,900 miles of shared border with Mexico.
The state is being crushed by a tidal wave of illegal aliens while Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas is refusing to enforce the country’s immigration law.
Texas has taken matters into their own hands by launching an unprecedented state-led border security effort.
Operation Lonestar launched by Texas Governor Greg Abbott deployed the National Guard and state law enforcement to assist with border security efforts.
Because immigration is governed by federal law, Texas officials have had their hands tied trying to stop illegals that enter.
Currently, only federal authorities have the ability to arrest and detain illegals that cross into Texas.
But the Texas legislature is preparing to make a bold move that would empower their state’s authorities to crack down on illegals invading their state.
Republican lawmakers are proposing a bill that would make it a state felony to illegally cross the border from Mexico into Texas and create a new border security police force that could deputize private citizens.
Illegals crossing into Texas could face up to 10 years in prison and fines up to $10,000 for each violation.
Private citizens could join “unit operations and functions” with the same legal protections as police officers and with training and authorization from the Governor would have the ability to make arrests.
By making illegal crossings from Mexico a state felony, Texas law enforcement would have the ability to arrest illegals that entered the state.
Under Mayorkas, the Border Patrol is mainly detaining illegals and then turning them loose with the promise to show up for a future court date.
Texas would have the ability to do the job that the Homeland Security Secretary won’t and treat illegals entering the state like the criminals they are.
Along with the new border security police force, Texas would be able to secure its own border.
Texas Republican House Speaker Dade Phelan said the bill was a “must-pass issue” and that “addressing our state’s border and humanitarian crisis” is a top legislative priority.
Democrats and their open border allies were fuming that Texas was stepping up to secure its border.
“Trying to solve what is fundamentally a humanitarian crisis with a full-frontal military response shows a reckless disregard for the safety of the people in our state and a fundamental misunderstanding of the root causes of the issues at our border,” Roberto Lopez, senior advocacy manager for the Beyond Borders program at the Texas Civil Rights Project, said.
Other border security bills filed in the legislature would continue to work on the state’s border wall and give law enforcement the ability to return illegals to Mexico.
Texas is putting Alejandro Mayorkas to shame by taking bold action to establish border security.