Greg Abbott plans to place tank-like vehicles at the border to meet creepy families seeking asylum

“It’s unclear why the Texas military department plans to deploy the vehicles to the border,” he added. military times and The Texas Grandstand said. “Since the start of Operation Lone Star, the agency has not publicly acknowledged any incident in which the protection provided by the more agile Humvee vehicles deployed there was inadequate.”

But the lack of transparency is exactly how Abbott’s Lone Star operation has worked. He brags about the fucking success of his politics, yet he fought demands for public records that could prove it. ProPublica, Marshall Project and The Texas Grandstand previously reported that Texas boasted of drug seizures by counties that weren’t even receiving Operation Lone Star funds.

And we actually know why these vehicles may soon be roaming American soil (also, where do they come from ?). Texas GOP Governors have often timed their anti-immigrant campaigns when the Democrats are in power or when they seek to be elected. Greg Abbott has already won re-election. So it’s either a political tool against President Joe Biden and his administration, or he plans to run in 2024, or both. Ugh.

“After spending $4 billion in public funds for his disastrous border stunt, Greg Abbott deployed 10 tanks to the Texas border,” tweeted Sawyer Hackett, senior adviser to former San Antonio mayor and housing and urban development secretary Julián Castro. “Border crossings have increased since he launched Operation Lone Star.”

Let’s also not forget that Abbott only launched his operation after Biden became president, even though it was the previous administration’s debunked Title 42 that sparked mounting apprehensions.

The movement of the tank-like vehicles to the southern border “came as no surprise to Fernando García, executive director and founder of the Border Network for Human Rights, who said Abbott was “trying to justify the invasion narrative” by casting asylum seekers and migrants seeking opportunities as violent criminals,” Military Times and The Texas Grandstand continued.

“‘For [Abbott] it is easy to say that there is an invasion and to send troops to the border with a potential consequence of a major situation of human rights violations,” said García. Following his white nationalist declaration last week that the border regions are under an “invasion” and that he is giving himself federal powers that he does not have, House lawmakers representing Texas called for federal intervention.

“Legal authority aside, there is simply no border invasion,” they wrote. “Many immigrants arriving at our border are exercising their right to seek asylum and other forms of humanitarian assistance. They don’t go to war with the United States or Texas.


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