‘They Have Their Heads In The Ground’: TX Gov. Abbott Blames ‘Open Border’ Biden For Surge Of Fentanyl

Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott went scorched earth on Joe Biden over his failure at the U.S.-Mexico border.

During an interview on Fox News, Abbott blamed Biden for “open borders” and ignoring a growing surge of deadly fentanyl at the southern border.

“Open-border Biden is what is bringing this in … I’ve got to tell you, I’m angry but more importantly, we have farmers and ranchers and residents in those areas that are extremely angry,” Abbott said.

The governor said “most of this fentanyl does not stay in Texas” but is being distributed nationwide.

“It takes just two milligrams in order to kill somebody,” Abbott said. “This is going to be a deadly, dangerous situation across the country. Deaths that are caused by Biden’s open-border administration.”

“The situation right now is far more dire and far more dangerous than it has ever been during the course of at least this century, maybe ever before,” he continued.

Abbott claimed he has heard “nothing from the president, nothing from the vice president, nothing from [Department of Homeland Security] Secretary [Alejandro] Mayorkas. They have their heads in the grounds as it concerns these dangers … They don’t want to do anything about it.”

Abbott said, “at the higher levels in the Biden administration, they are completely tone-deaf and non-responsive to this deadly situation.”

According to data released by Customs and Border Protection, April was the second consecutive month in which border agents encountered more than 170,000 illegal immigrants.

 

Data released last month by CBP indicated that border agents have seen a 233 percent increase in the amount of fentanyl seized at the southern border compared to last year, Fox News reported over the first three months of the year.

According to CBP, 639 pounds of fentanyl were seized in March, up from 245 pounds in March 2020.

 

 

Through the first three months of the year, CBP reported that it had seized more than a ton of the drug, snaring 2,098 pounds of fentanyl. In the first quarter of 2020, 629 pounds were seized.

According to newly released data, a whopping 178,622 were stopped by federal law enforcement at the U.S.-Mexico border who were trying to illegally enter the country.

That number is the highest amount in more than two decades.

The April total is up 3% from 172,331 in March, which was a 20-year high for the number of people who tried to get into the United States by sneaking over between land crossings or were denied entry at border checkpoints.

Here’s the most terrifying stat of all: In 2020, only 459,000 migrants were apprehended trying to illegally enter the U.S.

In the 2021 fiscal year alone, nearly 750,000 people have been encountered trying to enter the U.S. from Mexico.

Texas Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton is always suing Biden’s administration for allegedly releasing Covid-infected illegal aliens into the United States.

According to Breitbart, Immigration and Customs Enforcement have carried out 75% fewer “priority” arrests, and arrests the Biden administration deems “non-priority” cut by over 80% to the same time frame in 2020.

 

 

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