Appearing with Sean Hannity Wednesday, Texas Republican Senator vowed that Texas will start all migrants coming across the border.
“We’re about to change the way Texas addresses the challenges on the border and we’re going to start by helping these 34 counties respond by increasing arrests,” Abbott said.
“The law that I’m going to use will be legal ways in which Texas is going to start arresting everybody coming across the border,” he continued. “Not just arresting them, but because this is not going to be aggravated trespass, they’re going to be spending a half a year in jail, if not a year in jail, as well as other action that I will be announcing next week.”
Abbott’s comments come a day after the governor he issued a disaster declaration “in response to the border crisis, providing more resources and strategies to combat the ongoing influx of unlawful immigrants.”