The Border is Getting Wild
Since Texas seized control of the border from the federal government, tensions between them and the feds have increased to a boiling point. As of about an hour ago, Biden’s declared 1PM CST deadline for Texas to turn the border over to federal authorities came and went…with nothing happening.
Biden has threatened to federalize the Texas National Guard, except Abbot has said publicly they are prepared for that. To wit, they have other state law enforcement officials working alongside the guard and so far 10 other states have sent troops from their national guard units to assist at the border, with more arriving every hour.
So even if Biden follows through on his order, he’d have to nationalize, at the current moment, the guard troops of 10 states in order to even attempt to regain federal control of the border.
Doing so would be political suicide as to show how brazenly the President wants the inflow of immigrants to continue with no apparent benefit to the US. More and more his polling on the issue is plummeting and his opponent is gaining ground. Fighting tooth and nail to continue letting more immigrants into the US would not poll well or help him in his reelection campaign.
This is a fascinating situation and very tense. There are rumors that Biden has threatened to use force if necessary on Twitter. He seems stuck between a rock and a hard place. Taking control of the border at all costs to allow the influx of migrants would inflame a huge number of Americans while backing down makes him look incredibly weak in the face of over 25 states who now support Texas.
One of the most interesting situations we’ve faced recently and for once the media is actually covering the details somewhat accurately. Keeping a close eye on this one since it has the possibility of spilling over into something very, very bad.