President Joe Biden is considering a plan that would require migrants crossing the southern border into Texas to remain within the states, according to a new report. The new plan is effectively a declaration of war on Texas that would saddle the Republican state with millions of migrants while protecting Democrat states.
The effort was first shared in a report with the Los Angeles Times regarding migrants making asylum claims in Texas.
Report: Joe Biden Considers Requiring Illegal Aliens to Remain in Texas https://t.co/7z3uLnP8Qw
— John 👽 (@JxhnBxnder) September 8, 2023
"Biden administration officials who spoke anonymously to the Los Angeles Times said the plan is being considered so that if newly arrived border crossers fail their initial asylum screenings, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents can more easily locate and deport the illegal aliens within Texas since they would be close to the United States-Mexico border," Breitbart News reported.
"An added benefit for blue state governors and blue city mayors, such as New York City’s Eric Adams, is that the Biden administration would use the Remain in Texas program to shield sanctuary states and cities from waves of illegal immigration that have spurred chaos in recent months," it added.
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) September 8, 2023
"DHS officials have discussed targeting Central American families in the program, because those are countries where the U.S. can deport significant numbers of people," the Times reported.
"DHS continuously holds policy and operational discussions on how to leverage our authorities to ensure a fair, humane and effective immigration process that efficiently removes those without a lawful basis to stay in the country," a Department of Homeland Security spokesperson said.
Biden considers forcing migrant families to remain in Texas.
This scam was tried years ago & was shot down by a judge.
We will send Biden the same swift justice.
And, we will add even more buses of migrants to Washington D.C.https://t.co/732FdGZ8jB
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) September 8, 2023
Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott blasted the response on social media Friday.
"Biden considers forcing migrant families to remain in Texas. This scam was tried years ago & was shot down by a judge," Abbott wrote.
"We will send Biden the same swift justice. And, we will add even more buses of migrants to Washington D.C." he added.
Any effort to enforce Biden's speculated plan would likely end in a quick legal battle. Abbott and other Texas conservatives would also likely push against the plans.
Biden may be looking for new answers to his border crisis, but keeping migrants in Texas is simply not going to happen.