Border Crisis

TEXAS TOUGH: Abbott Appoints Border Czar, Out to Make State 'Least Desirable Place' for Migrants

posted by Hannity Staff - 2.01.23

There’s a new sheriff in town.

According to a report from The Daily Wire, Texas Governor Greg Abbott has appointed award-winning border patrol agent Mike Banks as the Lone Star State’s official border czar.

“For nearly two years, the State of Texas has taken unprecedented, historic action under Operation Lone Star in response to the Biden Administration’s refusal to secure the border,” Abbott said in a press release. “To continue doing what no other state in the history of our country has done to secure the border, I hired Mike Banks as the State of Texas’ first-ever Border Czar.”

“As an award-winning Border Patrol Agent, with decades of federal law enforcement and border security experience, Mike is the perfect choice to oversee Texas’ fight against the surge of illegal immigration, lethal drugs, and deadly weapons flowing into our state and nation,” Abbott continued. “I have no doubt that Mike’s strong record of leadership and wealth of experience will provide Texans—and Americans—the level of border security expertise they deserve from a proper Border Czar.”

“Protecting our nation’s border is something I have dedicated the last 23 years of my life to, and I am very passionate about it, Banks said. “I look forward to strengthening our relationships with law enforcement partners and the community, leveraging all that we can to further protect our great state of Texas and the United States.”

“For me, the #1 priority is to make the State of Texas the least desirable place for illegal immigration to cross,” Banks says.

More than 250,000 migrant encounters were logged along the southern border in the month of December —the highest number ever recorded.

More over at The Daily Wire:

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