Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott vows that if President Joe Biden should fire them, the state will hire the horseback Border Patrol officers who were accused of hitting migrants with their reins in Del Rio, Texas.
During an interview on Fox News Sunday, Abbott said he would support any Border Patrol agents who were to lose their job under the Biden administration, adding that the Biden administration’s immigration policies are what caused the massive influx of migrants that have overwhelmed border officials.
“If Biden fires the Border Patrol Officers who were securing the border on horseback, Texas will offer them a job,” Abbott said. “They can bring their horses too.”
“We will put them on the front line to do Biden’s job to secure the border,” he added.
Biden threatened that after an investigation into the incident there would be consequences for the horseback Border Patrol units who tried to stop Haitians from illegally entering the U.S. from Ciudad Acuña, Mexico.
Abbott said the Biden administration failed miserably to enforce the laws at the border leaving Texas to expended state resources to address the flood of migrants arriving at the southern border.
“If he takes any action against them whatsoever — I have worked side by side with those Border Patrol agents — I want them to know something. If they are at risk of losing their job by a president who is abandoning his duty to secure the border, you have a job in the state of Texas,” Abbott said. “I will hire you to help Texas secure our border.”
An estimated 209,000 migrants attempted to cross into the U.S illegally in August, as reported by Customs and Border Protection data. More than 1.3 million migrants have been encountered at the southern border since January.