As Texas’ border towns prepare for the possible removal of Title 42, Gov. Greg Abbott says, “Texas is providing much-needed relief to communities overwhelmed by President Biden’s open border policies” by busing illegals into the U.S.

Title 42—a common reference to the March 2020 pandemic health order the Trump administration issued to quickly expel illegal border-crossers—is currently under review by the U.S. Supreme Court and is set to expire Wednesday unless the court intervenes.

“This crisis is about to blow wide open,” Texans for Strong Borders President Chris Russo told Texas Scorecard.

Abbott’s busing scheme has delivered more than 15,000 illegal aliens to cities such as D.C., New York City, Philadelphia, and Chicago—a mere drop in the bucket compared to the hundreds of thousands who have entered Texas illegally in the past two years, leaving devastation in their wake.

Border security activists are calling for bolder action by Abbott, with Alliance for a Safe Texas President Sheena Rodriguez saying, “Strongly worded letters and social media posts will not save Texas. The time for Bold Unprecedented Executive Action from our State Government Officials is now!”

Forty-one Texas counties have declared an invasion on the Texas-Mexico border and urged Abbott to repel the ongoing invasion: Kinney, Goliad, Terrell, Parker, Wise, Edwards, Atascosa, Presidio, Tyler, Live Oak, Rockwall, Johnson, Wilson, Hardin, Chambers, Ellis, Orange, Liberty, Throckmorton, Madison, Jasper, Van Zandt, Wichita, Clay, Jack, Hunt, Montague, Hood, Wharton, Burnet, Collin, McMullen, Hamilton, Lavaca, Ector, Leon, Navarro, Waller, Fannin, Harrison, and Shackelford.

Securing the border and protecting Texans is one of eight GOP legislative priorities for the upcoming session, and citizens can contact their elected officials to request further action.

Sydnie Henry

A born and bred Texan, Sydnie serves as the Managing Editor for Texas Scorecard. She graduated from Patrick Henry College with a B.A. in Government and is utilizing her research and writing skills to spread truth to Texans.