Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton recently sounded a warning of another migrant caravan headed to the southern border.
Paxton said that local authorities “aren’t able to keep track” of the illegal immigrants who cross the border.
“This is going to affect the entire nation because these people are moved around secretly overnight on planes and buses. Some of them have Covid. Some of them are drug runners. They are potentially criminals.
:They could be terrorists. We don’t know. We just know that they that they’re being moved all over the country.”
A “caravan” of migrants, between 1,000 and 3,000 people, mostly Central American, continue their journey toward the southern U.S. border. Many of the individuals are families with children.
The caravan follows the path of a highway leading up the Pacific coast of Chiapas, Mexico’s most southern state.
Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott launched “Operation Lone Star,” which uses state resources to fund border enforcement.
The operation devotes more than $2 billion in state funds toward building a border fence, state police deployments for the National Guard, and efforts to arrest and then jail migrants on state charges, including trespassing.
Battle over border continues
At the end of October, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) arrested a Texas state policeman serving “Lone Star” duty. The policeman, Pablo Talavera, will face the charge of conspiracy to sell narcotics.
A criminal complaint filed against Talavera accused him of escorting “loads of money and methamphetamine, heroin, and cocaine on behalf of his father and uncle’s drug trafficking organization, which allegedly operated in Tennessee.”
Approximately 70 percent of the national guardsmen and state police deployed on orders from Gov. Abbott are deployed to rural Val Verde and Kinney counties.
According to Kinney County Judge Tully Shahan, “Biden is diffusing all of these people in our country to change our culture. The left is on the way.”
A county commissioner added to the judge’s statement saying, “These people are obviously bringing diseases. There’s leprosy, tuberculosis, measles, chicken pox, they’ve had some show polio, and Covid as well.”
A lack of clarity and persistent divisions have brought confusion about the large-scale flows of migrants. Recent reports shine a light on the deep disagreements within the Biden administration over what extent and how quickly to dismantle the migration and hardline border policies left by the Trump administration.
The inter-agency division exists between “those who are more progressive and those who are more enforcement-minded,” said a source speaking to CBS news. Progressives and immigration advocates continue to butt heads with “Biden’s inner circle.”
According to the source, “These battles have led to paralysis, which has allowed things to get worse in several areas.”