Border Crossings Shift: Arizona and California Overtake Texas, Governors Rally for Support
New CBP data indicates a shift in illegal border crossings, with Arizona and California surpassing Texas. Republican governors gather for support as Texas takes proactive measures.
Recent data from Customs and Border Protection (CBP) reveals a shift in illegal border crossings, with Arizona and California surpassing Texas. As a group of Republican governors gears up to visit the Texas border, more states are pledging support, sending manpower and resources. Despite progress in Congress, evidence suggests changes at the border are influencing the crisis.
In Dripping Springs near Austin, the “Take Our Border Back” convoy protested federal handling of the situation, emphasizing support for legal immigration. Simultaneously, Governor Greg Abbott will host 14 Republican governors at the southern border, with red states rallying behind Texas‘ efforts.
Customs and Border Protection sources note a significant drop in crossings in sectors like Eagle Pass, Texas, from December to January. Arizona and California now witness the majority of crossings. Texas‘ proactive response aligns with increased enforcement by Mexico.
While border issues persist, Immigration and Customs Enforcement conducted operations in 25 major cities, apprehending non-U.S. citizens accused of serious crimes. Additionally, a released Al-Shabaab terrorist, who crossed illegally, raises concerns about border security.