Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott announced on Wednesday that truck inspections at one popular border crossing bridge would end the following pushback from truck drivers in Mexico.
Abbott originally called for increased border crossing vehicle inspections, a move that led to complaints from truck drivers forced to wait hours to haul goods across the border.
Gov. Greg Abbott Removes Vehicle Inspections At Busy Border Bridge After Facing Pressure From Mexico https://t.co/pQIm0fk7uD
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“It’s a mess … that’s most immediately felt by the motor carriers that are trying to get freight to its destination. But, ultimately, that’ll be felt around the country. From Michigan to Manhattan to Minnesota, it’s just the way it works with freight coming up through the border,” CEO and President of the Texas Trucking Association John D. Esparza told the Daily Caller News Foundation.
Abbott and Nuevo Leon Gov. Samuel Garcia met on Wednesday to sign a new agreement to stop the vehicle inspections in exchange for his state to take new security measures to prevent illegal actions at the border.
The new plan comes as Abbott’s Operation Lone Star continues to crack down on Biden’s open border policies. This week, Abbott also sent the state’s first bus of illegal immigrants to Washington, D.C.
The new agreement marks an action far greater than anything the Biden administration has done as Texas defends itself regarding the border.