Texas Gov Greg Abbott urges House Speaker Mike Johnson to take Congressional action to secure US-Mexico border

Mar 29, 2024 | Political News

On Thursday, Texas Governor Greg Abbott met with House Speaker Mike Johnson in Austin to discuss critical matters pertaining to the historic crisis at the US southern border and the disastrous impact President Biden's open-border policies have had on the state.

Gov. Abbott urged Speaker Johnson to pass border security measures and lamented about Congress's inability to do so. The Republican governor also touted the successes of the state's comprehensive border security efforts through Operation Lone Star and asked Johnson to support the state's fight against the Biden administration's efforts to thwart Texas's efforts to secure the border.

According to a press release issued by Gov. Abbott's Office, “Abbott told Speaker Johnson that the border crisis is both unacceptable and avoidable, urging the Speaker to pass border security legislation that will help stop illegal crossings between ports of entry along the southern border.”