As the Biden border crisis rages on, hoards of illegal aliens are continuing to enter the United States. 

This week, a video posted by citizen journalist Auden B. Cabello showed hundreds of illegal aliens paddling through the Rio Grande into Eagle Pass, Texas. 

Republican Texas Land Commissioner Dawn Buckingham commented on the video, saying Texans deserve safety, not an open border crisis. 

The Biden Administration is allowing this #bordercrisis to continue and holding them accountable is non-negotiable. Texans deserve safety from this nightmare.

Meanwhile U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas testified before the U.S. House Homeland Security Committee this week that the border is not open, and continues to defend the Biden administration’s border policies. 

“The Department continues to implement a border security strategy focused on enforcement, the expansion of lawful pathways, and agreements with regional partners,” testified Mayorkas. “The plan has increased the number of law enforcement personnel along the border and expedited removals of noncitizens without a legal basis to remain in the United States thanks to enhanced enforcement processes and historic international agreements.”

Furthermore, Mayorkas has claimed on multiple other occasions that the border is not open, including in a May 10 press conference, where he ignored a reporter from The Daily Caller questioning him.

While the Federal government is slow-rolling ways to manage the border crisis, the Texas legislature is passing legislation to help border cities.

In the Texas Legislature, lawmakers passed Senate Bill 4, which creates a new state crime for entering Texas illegally and authorizes Texas law enforcement to arrest and prosecute those who cross the border illegally anywhere in Texas. The measure is now being sent to Gov. Greg Abbott’s desk for final approval. 

Meanwhile, Senate Bill 3 provides $1.5 billion for the maintenance, operation, and construction of border barrier infrastructure. That measure is being sent back to the Senate for approval due to an additional amendment added in the House.

The fourth special session expires on December 6.

Emily Medeiros

Emily graduated from the University of Oklahoma majoring in Journalism. She is excited to use her research and writing skills to report on important issues around Texas.