Home > Boards > The Lounge > Politics > Liberal Free Chat Zone (NOLIB)

TX State Troopers Take Matters Into Their Own

Public Reply | Private Reply | Keep | Last ReadPost New MsgReplies (1) | Next 10 | Previous | Next
al44 Member Profile
Member Level 
Followed By 62
Posts 56,270
Boards Moderated 2
Alias Born 03/29/01
160x600 placeholder
Top Company News of the Day
Axel Springer, whose $1 billion acquisition of Politico is expected to close next week, is also planning foreign-language editions.
Corn Rises as Farmers Hold on to Harvests -- Daily Grain Highlights
Front Month Nymex Natural Gas Fell 2.79% This Week to Settle at $5.4100 -- Data Talk
Front Month Nymex RBOB Gasoline Rose 5.08% This Week to Settle at $2.4864 -- Data Talk
CureVac Shares Down 12%
Housing Starts and Existing Home Sales on the Docket -- Data Week Ahead
Twitch Confirms Source Code Leak; Passwords Not Exposed
U.S. Oil-Rig Count Rises by 12 in Latest Week, Baker Hughes Says
Genentech: FDA Approves Tecentriq as Adjuvant Treatment for Certain Lung Cancer Patients
FTSE 100 Index Ends the Week 1.95% Higher at 7234.03 -- Data Talk
DAX Ends the Week 2.51% Higher at 15587.36 -- Data Talk
STOXX Europe 50 Index Ends the Week 2.50% Higher at 3628.05 -- Data Talk
EURO STOXX 50 Index Ends the Week 2.69% Higher at 4182.91 -- Data Talk
CAC 40 Index Ends the Week 2.55% Higher at 6727.52 -- Data Talk
STOXX Europe 600 Index Ends the Week 2.65% Higher at 469.39 -- Data Talk
Rising Demand Just One Factor in Inflation, Supply Chain Woes
Lockheed Martin Currently Up Nine Consecutive Days, On Track for Longest Winning Streak Since October 2017 -- Data Talk
FTSE Closes Up, But Loses Strength of Morning Opening
U.S. Consumer Sentiment Decreased in Early October -University of Michigan
Leonardo Says It Didn't Supply Airbus With Components From Embattled Subcontractor -- Update
VC Daily: Question: What Makes Decentralized Finance Attractive to Investors?
Caterpillar Names First Chief Sustainability and Strategy Officer
ITA Begins Operations as Italy's New National Flag Carrier
LumiraDx Shares Rise 13% Premarket on EUA Submission to FDA
al44 Member Level  Thursday, 09/23/21 09:56:37 AM
Re: None
Post # of 367785 

TX State Troopers Take Matters Into Their Own Hands, Create 'Steel Barrier' of Hundreds of SUVs to Protect Border
September 22, 2021

Texans are doing the job that the Biden administration won’t do.

The state Department of Public Safety and the National Guard used hundreds of state-owned vehicles — most of them apparently SUVs — to create a barrier to help stop the surge of illegal immigrants into Texas, according to the KXAS-TV in Fort Worth.

Gov. Greg Abbott said during a news conference Tuesday afternoon that Texas must use “unprecedented” measures to stop the influx. The SUV barrier appeared outside Del Rio, where about 15,000 migrants, mostly Haitians, have entered the U.S. from Mexico in recent days.

“They have created a steel barrier preventing people from being able to cross the border,” the Republican said, according to KXAS.

“One day there were countless people coming across the border, then the DPS put up all these DPS vehicles, and suddenly, in an instant, people stopped crossing the border in this location,” he said. “That strategy is working.”

“When you have an administration that is not enforcing the law in this country, when you have an administration that has abandoned any pretense of securing the border and securing our sovereignty, you see the onrush of people like what we saw walking across this dam that is right behind me,” the governor said in Val Verde County, according to KTVT-TV in Dallas.

Initially, there were 14,600 Haitians in Del Rio, according to Abbott, the number eventually declining to about 8,600.

The Daily Mail, citing a Department of Homeland Security source, said 1,083 of them had been returned to Haiti and more deportation flights were scheduled Wednesday.

Up to 5,000 Haitians were released into the United States, Abbott said. That’s contrary to a Biden administration pledge to prohibit Haitian entry into the U.S. from Mexico.

“If you come to the United States illegally, you will be returned, your journey will not succeed, and you will be endangering your life and your family’s life,” Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said at a Monday news conference, according to The Associated Press.

Despite the statement that the migrants would immediately be deported, many were released and told to report to an immigration office within 60 days, according to Abbott.

Meanwhile, the Biden administration’s desire to project a kinder-gentler image regarding immigration (especially against the profile of its villain, former President Donald Trump) hit a snag with pictures of Border Patrol agents on horseback using whips to round up migrants — according to many establishment media outlets, at least.

The “whips” were actually long reins on the horses.

HORSE LESSON FOR NOVICES: The horse-mounted Border Patrol guys down in Del Rio are riding "western" style so they are using what's known as a "split rein" to control the horse. It's where the reins are attached to the bit but aren't attached to each other.

The reins are held in the rider's hands. They are usually long enough to perhaps APPEAR whip-like and occasionally a rider will use it to spur the mount a bit. But reins are not whips. Border Patrol doesn't carry whips.

But image is everything with some people, and some Democrats were aghast that while their party is in charge, border agents could be seen acting like … acting like … well, Republicans or something.

Actually, border agents were just doing their jobs, using horses, long known to law enforcement as effective in crowd control.

And nobody was being whipped.

Except the sovereignty of the nation.

Republicans, by the way, expressed some sympathy toward the Haitians, according to the Daily Mail, because the migrants were led to believe they would receive asylum in the U.S.

And why not?

In May, the Department of Homeland Security announced that Haitians could receive Temporary Protected Status in the country, meaning they wouldn’t be deported and could apply for authorization to work.

On Monday, the Biden administration said they couldn’t come in. Some were deported, but by Wednesday — no surprise — there were reports that thousands had been released into the U.S.

The great tragedy of U.S. immigration policy — such as it is — is its ongoing inconsistency. Obey our laws, we say, but if we need Democratic votes, or cheap labor, or whatever, we can always (wink, wink) make some special arrangements.

Oh, and no matter what the Biden crew says, it’s always wise to trust your lyin’ eyes.

That’s just what Abbott’s people did.

Which is why they created a steel barrier to protect the southern border.

Thank you, Texas. Well done.


What part of "shall not be infringed" is unclear?

Public Reply | Private Reply | Keep | Last ReadPost New MsgReplies (1) | Next 10 | Previous | Next
Follow Board Follow Board Keyboard Shortcuts Report TOS Violation
Current Price
Detailed Quote - Discussion Board
Intraday Chart
+/- to Watchlist
Consent Preferences