Texas versus Biden, Mexico and a request to the United States. The fight against drug trafficking and delays in transport deliveries.
Both Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) and the Texas National Guard implemented, together with different agencies, Operation Lone Star, which aims to stop the smuggling of weapons, drugs and people into Texas. The mission has generated great results, but it has affected the trucks that transit the area where the waiting time reaches more than 24 hours, causing immense queues of up to 14 miles in which almost 20 thousand transporters see their deliveries delayed. .
It is these security inspections that have generated 394,200 illegal immigrant detentions, 31,300 arrests and more than 29,100 felony charges. Numbers that mark one side of the coin. On the other hand, the Government of Mexico assured that 1.9 billion dollars of cargo is left trapped at the crossing and unable to reach its destination on time.
The situation escalated to the highest levels of Mexico. So much so that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE, Chancellery) of the neighboring country sent another letter highlighting the damage to bilateral trade given that the ports of entry are closed in the regions of: Tijuana, Baja California with San Diego, California; Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua with El Paso, Texas, and Piedras Negras, Coahuila with Eagle Pass, Texas.
Thus, it was requested that the US Government be able to “mediate with the Government of Texas, to stop the exhaustive inspections of cargo trucks.” These inspections are carried out at the Zaragoza-Ysleta, Guadalupe-Tornillo International Bridges and at the Ciudad Acuña crossing. -From the river.
Andrés Manuel López Obrador, president of Mexico, accused Republican Greg Abbott of obstructing free trade and carrying out arbitrary inspections of trucks.
Operation Lone Star
The bilateral conflict that brings together Mexico and the United States at a necessary dialogue table generates one more break: that of Joe Biden with Greg Abbott. So much so that the Texas Governor’s Office reports that: “Operation Lone Star continues to fill the dangerous gaps created by the Biden Administration’s refusal to secure the border. Otherwise, every individual detained or arrested and every gram of drugs seized would have reached communities in Texas and the country due to President Joe Biden’s open border policies.”
The President of the United States was forceful and sent a letter through his Department of Justice where he made it clear that he is going to sue the State of Texas “for the floating marine barriers placed in the Rio Grande to deter illegal crossings near Eagle Pass.” However, in a thread on Twitter, Abbott clarified that Texas has sovereign authority and can defend the Texas-Mexico border.
“The tragic humanitarian crisis at the border was created due to Biden’s refusal to secure the border,” the Governor detailed in a post and continued: “We will continue to implement all strategies to protect Texas and Americans, and the immigrants who risk their lives. See you in court, Mr. President.”
Thus, the conflict that brings together thousands of truck drivers does not seem to close its chapter or find a solution. At least for the moment.
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