Texas Governor Endorses Trump for 2024 Race at US-Mexico Border Event – Near the US-Mexico border, Texas governor Greg Abbott endorsed Donald Trump, emphasizing the former Republican president’s intentions to strengthen immigration policies if he secures the 2024 White House race. In Edinburg, Texas, Donald Trump, the leading contender for the GOP nomination against Democratic President Joe Biden in 2024, traveled together with fellow Republican Abbott.
Together, they visited national guard soldiers, state troopers, and other service members stationed in the area. Abbott expressed concern that Biden’s border policies present a threat to communities nationwide. He attributed the significant reduction in border crossings, achieved during Trump’s presidency, to the former president’s efforts.
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“I’m here to tell you that there is no way, no way that America can continue under the leadership of Joe Biden as our president. We need a president who’s going to secure the border,” Abbott said. Trump said he was honored by Abbott’s endorsement. “This meant a lot to me,” Trump said. “You’re not going to have to worry about the border any more, governor you’re not going to have to worry about the border in Texas or Arizona or anywhere else.”
Since assuming office in 2021, President Biden has overseen over 5 million arrests by US border agents, involving migrants crossing irregularly—bypassing controlled border stations—along the US-Mexico border. These migrants come from diverse global origins, with significant groups escaping economic and political challenges in countries such as Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Venezuela.
Trump has committed to tightening measures against illegal immigration and limiting legal immigration if he secures the upcoming election. His strategy involves reinstating the “remain in Mexico” program from 2019, wherein non-Mexican asylum-seekers seeking entry at the US-Mexico border were compelled to await case resolution in Mexico.
After defeating Trump in 2020, Biden ended the program, vowing to implement more compassionate and organized immigration policies. However, he has faced challenges with unprecedented numbers of migrants illegally crossing the US-Mexico border. Abbott has become a prominent Republican figure on border matters through his initiation of Operation Lone Star, a contentious border security plan that clashes with the Biden administration’s approach and aims to curb migration.