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Enhanced inspections have forced several Mexican states to negotiate on border security, we will continue inspections if they don’t

During Thursday’s broadcast of Fox News Channel’s ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’, Texas Governor Greg Abbott (right) said heightened security inspections of commercial vehicles entering Texas from Mexico have , unsurprisingly, caused the governors of several Mexican states to demand relief from the traffic delays caused by the inspections, and that, while these states are asking for relief, “we demand that they implement security measures that will reduce illegal immigration across the border”.

He added that the governors of several Mexican states have either reached an agreement or are in talks with Texas to implement security measures. Abbott also promised that if the Mexican states do not step up security, “we will continue to exercise our right to inspect every vehicle crossing that bridge into the state of Texas, regardless of the economic consequences that this represents for Mexico. “.

Abbott said the inspections “had the predictable result, which is that they blocked traffic for miles…basically, crushing the economic conditions in those states as well as the country of Mexico and having serious economic consequences for businesses in Mexico. And the predictable result is that these governors of states tied to the state of Texas would be knocking on our door asking for help. And as they beg for help, we demand that they implement security measures that will reduce illegal immigration crossing the border.

He continued, “There are different standards that we will apply to different states related to the state of Texas. Yesterday we announced an agreement with the governor of Nuevo Leon. Today we are working out details with two other states adjacent to Texas, they have border crossings in Texas, which will have different measures that improve security, which [stop] the flow of illegal immigrants from their states to the state of Texas, and then there will be another state governor that we will deal with tomorrow to try to work out the details with him. Overall, we expect and demand that, on the Mexican side, they finally step up and stop these low water crossings and other actions that allow these illegal immigrants to cross the border. If they don’t, we will continue to exercise our right to inspect every vehicle crossing that bridge into the state of Texas, regardless of the economic consequences for Mexico.

Abbott added that “you can see increased migration attempts in other states like New Mexico and California where they’re less resilient than Texas.”

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