Texas Governor Greg Abbott ordered state officials to prepare to create “enhanced security inspection” stations on Wednesday to check vehicles entering Texas from Mexico for illegal drugs. The announcement of the heightened security inspections comes in response to the Biden administration’s order to end the Title 42 coronavirus protection protocol in May.
Governor Abbott announced a series of moves Wednesday afternoon in Weslaco, Texas, to expand Operation Lone Star — the state’s response to the Biden administration’s open-border policies.
“The first involves inspections,” Abbott began. “A zero-tolerance policy for unsafe vehicles for migrant smuggling across the border is being implemented immediately.”
The governor ordered the Texas Department of Public Safety to increase safety inspections on vehicles crossing the Mexico-Texas border. Col. Steve McCraw, director of the Texas DPS, told the governor his order would go into effect at 4 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. He said the state has identified 28 sites to perform these safety inspections and is ready to begin these operations today.
Border Patrol agents and U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers are expected to be overwhelmed with migrant crossings in the days and weeks following the scheduled end of Title 42 in late May. The resources of many federal law enforcement agencies are expected to be stretched as they respond to the expected spike in already record border crossings.
Texas Congressman Michael McCaul (R-TX) told Fox News on Wednesday that the administration expects about 500,000 migrants to cross the border in the weeks following the end of Title 42.
“They’re talking about 500,000 in the next five weeks,” McCaul told Fox News. “That would be 100,000 people a week entering the country. We don’t know who they are.
Mexican cartels have historically used mass migration spikes as a tool to tie up federal law enforcement resources to allow them to move large quantities of fentanyl, methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin and drugs. other illegal drugs across the border, Border Patrol officials previously told Breitbart Texas. .
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