Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush on Tuesday warned that the border crisis is “not sustainable” as he explained how his office came to sue the Biden administration over its ending of wall construction, while also tearing into Texas Democrats for fleeing the state.
“I can tell you this is the worst I’ve ever seen it and the statistics bear that out,” Bush told Fox News about the border crisis in an interview, referring to stats that show more than 188,000 migrants apprehended in June.
“Farmers and ranchers are long accustomed to illegal activity but it’s reached a point where it’s not sustainable and we need help from the federal government,” he said.
He announced the lawsuit last week as part of the Texas Defense Task Force, set up by Bush to identify federal overreach and push back against perceived threats to the Texan economy. It sues Biden as well as the Department of Homeland Security on the grounds that ending the wall construction is illegal.
More than 450 miles of border wall, including in Texas, were built during the Trump administration. Opponents of wall construction said it was cruel and