Gov. Greg Abbott Strikes Deal on Border Security With Another Mexican State


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Via:  magicschoolbusdropout  •  one month ago  •  8 comments

By:   Patricia McKnight - Newsweek

Gov. Greg Abbott Strikes Deal on Border Security With Another Mexican State
"the best border security plan" he's seen from any Mexican official

This isn't small news, but ......... the Estimated Costs of what Gov. Abbott did is more important. to some.

Funny how "Cost's" only bother those " Type " Folks, when it's "SOMEONE ELSE" ! 

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T exas Governor Greg Abbott reached a historic agreement with Mexican state leaders with what he referred to as "the best border security plan" he's seen from any Mexican official.

On Thursday, Abbott met with Chihuahua state governor Maria Eugenia "Maru" Campos and signed a memoranda of understanding (MOU) between the two states to enhance border security. The agreement comes as border states prepare for the Biden administration to end   Title 42, a policy used to expel over 200,000 immigrant families and asylum-seekers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

"These MOUs with the State of Chihuahua and the State of Coahuila signal yet another historic step taken by the State of Texas to solve the border crisis, keep our communities safe, negotiate with our partners in Mexico, and fill in the gaps left by the inaction of the Biden Administration,"   said Abbott in a statement.   "Until President Biden decides to fulfill his constitutional duty to secure the border, we will continue to do whatever it takes to protect the safety and security of all Texans."

In the signed MOU,  Campos said the state of Chihuahua is ready to address the influx of migrants to Texas related to Title 42. She noted that it's important to have close ties with Texas as they share an important trade border that deals with nearly $60 million in commerce annually.

"I am concerned about the same interests that the Texas Government is worried about: drug trafficking, people smuggling, money laundering and most of all migration,"   Campos said.

Campos announced the setup of a $200 million technological safety platform called the Sentinel Program. The new program will allow Chihuahua State   Police   to track vehicles from the moment they leave the industrial park in Juarez until they cross the border into Texas.

Campos also moved the state's safety headquarters to Juarez where they will be adding thousands of cameras, drones and other safety measures. Information picked up in surveillance will be shared with Texas authorities.

Before the agreement with Campos, Abbott directed Texas Department of Public Safety officers to perform enhanced security checks of commercial trucks last week, which caused major traffic delays exceeding five hours at some border crossings. The additional checks dropped commercial traffic by 60 percent and subsequently caused supply-chain disruptions,   according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Abbott also met with several other Mexican leaders including Nuevo León Governor Samuel Alejandro García Sepúlveda on Wednesday to discuss a similar agreement aiming to enhance border security. The governors signed MOUs to conduct enhanced safety inspections of vehicles crossing international ports of entry into Texas,   according to a statement released by Abbott.

On Thursday, after meeting with Campos,   Abbott met with the governor of Coahuila   and announced a security pact with that state as well.

On Friday, Abbott's traffic-clogging immigration order faced intensifying backlash, the   Associated Press reported . When the governor first ordered the inspections, he did not say lifting them was conditional on border arrangements with Mexico.

State troopers inspected more than 6,000 commercial vehicles over the past week, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. Nearly one in four trucks were pulled off the road for what the agency described as serious violations that included defective tires and brakes. The agency did not mention any drugs or migrants turning up in their inspections,   according to the   Associated Press.

In the first six days after the order, Texas troopers issued more than 12,000 citations to truckers.


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1  seeder  magicschoolbusdropout    one month ago

Governor Abbott made and implemented a "border security plan", unlike Czar Harris, whom accomplished NOTHING on the border.

Professor Guide
2  1stwarrior    one month ago

Guess Abbott needs to re-read Article 1, Section 10 of the U.S. Constitution which sez he ain't authorized to do this.

No State shall enter into any Treaty, Alliance, or Confederation;

No State shall, without the Consent of Congress, . . .enter into any Agreement or Compact with another State, or with a foreign Power

Professor Principal
2.1  Texan1211  replied to  1stwarrior @2    one month ago

If true, how long before Biden's JD files suit?

Professor Guide
2.1.1  1stwarrior  replied to  Texan1211 @2.1    one month ago

If he had a good JD - soon.  But, with Garland????? Doubt it.

Freshman Expert
2.2  seeder  magicschoolbusdropout  replied to  1stwarrior @2    one month ago

memorandum of understanding  ( MoU ) is a type of agreement between two ( bilateral ) or more ( multilateral ) parties. It expresses a convergence of will between the parties, indicating an intended common line of action.  It is often used either in cases where parties do not imply a legal commitment or in situations where the parties cannot create a legally enforceable agreement. It is a more formal alternative to a  gentlemen's agreement .

One advantage of MoUs over more formal instruments is that, because obligations under international law may be avoided, they can often be put into effect without requiring legislative approval.

Sean Treacy
Professor Expert
3  Sean Treacy    one month ago

Good for Abbott to show some leadership on the topic.  The President and his party who control Congress are happy with chaos and open borders. 

Professor Principal
3.1  Texan1211  replied to  Sean Treacy @3    one month ago

God knows this Administration sure isn't showing any leadership on the topic.

Greg Jones
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4  Greg Jones    one month ago

Dems cried about "kids in cages", but utter nary a word about 37,000 unaccompanied minors.


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