The Biden White House closed four Border Ports of Entry in December, including 2 key railroad bridges in El Paso & Eagle Pass, Texas. The closures gave the appearance that Customs & Border Protection (CBP) was assisting Border Patrol to apprehend illegal immigrants – however, the CBP’s latest monthly update admits that the agents were used to “quickly process individuals.” Shutting down lawful commerce to welcome illegal aliens is unacceptable – and must be prevented.
Governor Greg Abbott yesterday championed Texas’ booming energy industry and highlighted ways the state can continue to defend this critical industry from federal government overreach during a fireside chat at the 2024 NAPE Summit in Houston. The Governor was joined by Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt during the fireside chat moderated by Jacki Deason.
America is still slack-jawed in amazement at last week's blithering antics of President Cornholio. The guy would have to work his way up to being senile, and the fact that he was always stupid and arrogant and malicious just makes his present condition a million times worse. That the guy is manifestly unfit to be president is obvious; what is also obvious is that this guy isn't going anywhere. It's Trump versus Biden all the way to November.
"Working together, we will expand Texas' current operations to decrease illegal immigration and add more soldiers in other areas of the border region," said Gov. Greg Abbott, as he was joined at a press conference in Eagle Pass's Shelby Park by State Reps. Greg Bonnen, Ben Bumgarner, Dustin Burrows, Briscoe Cain, Giovanni Capriglione, Mano DeAyala, Stan Gerdes, Cody Harris, Cole Hefner, Lacey Hull, Stan Kitzman, Stephanie Klick, Jeff Leach, Candy Noble, Matt Shaheen, John Smithee, David Spiller, Lynn Stucky, Kronda Thimesch & Ellen Troxclair.
“The Biden White House must not be permitted to ignore Congress and violate the Constitution. We take every opportunity to hold Mr. Biden accountable for his unlawful overreach,” said Texas Att. Gen. Ken Paxton, after a court ruled in Texas' favor that Mr. Biden's proposed "Asylum Rule" violates both the statutory system Congress established, and the Constitution – a significant development that could provide future precedent for other courts to find Texas has standing to challenge Biden’s unlawful immigration policies.
Both state and federal legislators are actively pushing legislation designed to “protect our children online.” There is, of course, already a federal Children’s Online Privacy Act regulating the online collection of personal information on children under 13 years of age – so the shift toward heavy regulation and liability has been leading some industry-watchers to speculate whether the real motive is to drive up costs for social media so the companies will be put out of business by a weaponized Federal Government.
In 2021, Joe Biden opened an inherited, secure Southern Border that had finally stopped mass illegal immigration. For four years, Donald Trump had battled The Courts, his Democrat Opposition, and the Open-Border Establishment – and somehow through it all had managed to rebuild some of the old Border Fence. He had ended Obama's "Catch & Release" programs, and leveraged Mexico's president into policing his own border and halting the cynical transport of illegal aliens into the U.S. Then came Joe Biden.
"The Agency’s refusal to cooperate with requests for information by Members of the U.S. Senate regarding whistleblower allegations is unacceptable. The CIA has an obligation to be responsive to Congressional Oversight Requests by all members of the Senate, regardless of what committees they are assigned to,” said Senators Ted Cruz & Rand Paul (R-KY,), along with several Republican colleagues in the Senate to CIA Director William J. Burns following a prior request for information related to the CIA’s investigation into the origins of COVID-19.
"The 'Continued Service Series' provides a unique window into the lives of our Veterans who have gone on to serve their communities as elected officials in the Texas Legislature," said Texas Land Commissioner & Veterans Land Board (VLB) Chairwoman Dawn Buckingham, M.D., announcing the first installment of the VLB Series. The Texas General Land Office & VLB started the initiative with the goal of highlighting members of the Texas Legislature who are Veterans of the Armed Forces.
“Under the U.S. Constitution, Governor Abbott has been granted the authority to maintain and deploy the National Guard for domestic emergencies on Texas soil. Gov. Abbott has diligently safeguarded our citizens, with the Texas National Guard at the forefront in halting the incursion. Federalizing Texas troops would be an encroachment on Texas’ constitutionally protected sovereignty. We urge you to reconsider the policies that created this crisis, and urge you to join Gov. Abbott in protecting the American people from this invasion.”
Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced today that he will be sending the state's cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose districts $1.3 billion in local sales tax allocations for February, a 1.6% increase over the February 2023 figures.
December 2023 set a record – 371,000 monthly illegal entries, or 12,000 a day. Several migrants beat up New York Police Officers, and walked. And now, even Al Sharpton calls the unprecedented number of illegal entries an "invasion." Said Sharpton recently: "You're seeing an influx of migrants all over the country that, frankly, have people outraged. Why are you allowing this to continue? .We're looking every day at the invasion of migrants, and they're playing a time game with politics on this?"
Overall, the Texas Oil & Natural Gas Industries rewrote the Record Books for Production, Exports, Crude Oil Supply, and Tax Revenues Generated in 2023. “This type of unmatched, repeat economic performance does not happen by accident,” said Texas Oil & Gas Association president, Todd Staples. “Success is the result of non-stop industry innovation, investment, and operational efficiencies." With Texas now producing more than 42% of the nation’s oil – and hitting records in 6-of-12 months during 2023 – the state saw its highest monthly production levels ever.
Democrats, the Media & Joe Biden are all apoplectic that former President Donald Trump may recapture the White House. But Mr. Biden’s age isn't the primary problem. Rather, its his "remaking America" with uncontrolled illegal immigration and his "our democracy" programs that are focused on – and most importantly are – hurting Independent & Swing Voters. Moderate Americans – and more Blacks & Hispanics than liberals admit – view "Establishment” Democrats & Republicans and the Legal System as unfair.
“Southeast Texas is uniquely placed on the Gulf Coast, its full of the world's cleanest refineries and ports to ship our nation's Oil & Gas to allies across the world, the Sabine-Neches Waterway's projected to be the largest LNG exporter in the U.S. – but President Biden just killed this all with a stroke of his pen. We have the ability to produce energy cleaner, more efficiently, and at lower costs than any other nation in the world – and we need to start acting like it instead of hindering our own ability.”
Illegal immigrants are invading our country, evading our laws, and getting away with it under this Administration. I voted for four bills last week that would crack down on criminal illegal aliens and close loopholes that allow them to avoid deportation.
Since the launch of Operation Lone Star, the multi-agency effort has led to over 497,600 Illegal Immigrant Apprehensions, more than 39,000 Criminal Arrests – with more than 35,200 Felony Charges. In the fight against the fentanyl crisis, Texas Law Enforcement has seized over 458 million lethal doses of fentanyl during this Border Mission, as Operation Lone Star continues to fill the dangerous gaps created by Joe Biden's refusal to secure the border.
“The state of Texas is adding another layer of support to ensure our communities are safe through these Rural Grant Programs, and I’m extremely proud of the work done to help law enforcement offices across Texas get the additional financial tools they need,” said Comptroller Glenn Hegar, after more than 94% of the eligible rural sheriff’s offices and nearly 86% of the eligible prosecutor’s offices applied for grants created by Senate Bill 22 to provide financial assistance to eligible counties.