Hypocritical: Texas Gov. On South African Travel Ban While Migrants Flood Southern Border

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Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott said President Biden’s travel ban on South Africa over the Omicron breakout is “hypocritical,” as illegal migrants continue to enter the country freely through the Southern border. 

“Biden banned travel from South Africa because of the new Covid variant. Immigrants have recently been apprehended crossing our border illegally from South Africa,” he tweeted on Sunday. “Biden is doing nothing to stop immigrants from South Africa entering illegally. Pure politics and hypocrisy.”

On Nov. 26, Biden issued an order suspending entry of immigrants and nonimmigrants to the United States from South Africa and seven other African countries, while the new Omicron variant of COVID-19 rages through the continent.  

“Over 50 illegal immigrants from South Africa and other South African countries under the Biden travel ban have been apprehended by CBP this year, with 18 being apprehended this month alone,” Abbott snarked on Monday. “Biden’s open border policies must end.”

Abbott’s office criticized the White House’s immigration policies in a scathing statement the same day. “President Biden’s hypocritical handling of legal travel and border policies has shown the world that the United States is open—as long as you enter illegally,” the statement began.

“Coming from over 150 countries around the world, including countries covered under the Biden travel ban, President Biden’s hands-off approach to our southern border has opened the floodgates to a 61-year record-high number of illegal immigrants surging into our state,” Abbott’s office continued.

The statement touted Abbott’s efforts to combat the Southern border crisis despite lacking resources from the federal government. “Until President Biden stops the hypocrisy and does his job, Texas will continue stepping up to secure the border and protect Texans.” 

“Since Governor Abbott launched Operation Lone Star in March, the National Guard and DPS have apprehended over 80,000 migrants and arrested 9,700 who committed a state or federal crime, including smugglers and human traffickers, to crack down on illegal crossings of migrants,” his office concluded.

Abbott will face off against Democrat challenger Beto O’Rourke in the upcoming Texas gubernatorial race in 2022.  

  1. Beto, the pretend mexican, is a loser right along with the Clintons, old queenie Nanc, Schmucky, Biden, his weird vice president Kamala, and the rest of the DNC who stole the 2020 election. Rinos like Ducey and the Lt Governor in AZ, etc. and the dimwit nitwits have to GO! And you would think Soros, Zuck Boy, etc. would get sick of pouring money into all the losers of the DNC. What a lineup and what lousy records all of them have. And in 2022 there will be a big change in congress. And elections in the future will be forever watched in minute detail to stop all the many ways the fraud machine with the roulette voting machine operate in every state. Seems to prove if dimwit nitwits can’t cheat, they cannot win!

    And the astronaut is the recipient of the fraud machine in AZ in 2020 and Sin in 2018. Both are going to be voted out. AZ is GOP and TRUMP!

  2. Albert Hess?
    Where are you? Don’t you have anything to say? Your opinion is so important here Super Troll! Of course they don’t want the Nu (omicron varient) to spread it is super mild easy to catch and you still get natural immunity to all covid varieties. Oops then nobody will be afraid enough to take a booster every 6 months! Darn Pfizer, Moderna and J&J stand to lose so much money!

  3. Does the DICTATOR realize that the AMERICAN people KNOW, EVERY TIME he’s in front of the camera, he LIES!!! More & more AMERICANS are jumping off his ship, because it’s SINKING rapidly!!! How can DICTATOR dirty diaper keep lying??? Because msm covers for this jerk!!! Why isn’t ANYONE making him answer questions, that alone shows how dirty this DICTATOR is!!! He’s supposed to talk with Putin on Tues
    That’s dangerous, Putin knows just how weak bid en and his ENTIRE REGIME are, and HE WILL EXPLOIT THAT!!! STOP THE HYPOCRISY AND THE LIES RIGHT NOW, bid en ANSWER QUESTIONS!!! HE’S A DISASTER, IT’S THAT SIMPLE!!!

  4. I’m afraid the steal for the 2022 and 2024 elections have already been rigged and the RINO’s will cinch it for the dems. Just like they did in 2020. It would take a major uprising on the scale of a civil war to fix our country. And when or if that happens we’ll have so many different factions fighting here that we’ve lost our country to evil already.



  6. Too bad Abbot can’t actually step up and do something real.
    His media shit show is merely a bone thrown to the poor Texans that have to endure the ever growing invasion daily while he grandstands.
    I just learned that the National Guard troops , besides being highly restricted from actually being able to do much, are left with no floodwater,nor lodging while Abbot makes sure to “detain and process” the thousands of illegals near main roads so the media and public think he is actually doing something.
    The so-called fence is a freaking joke.


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