"About the president not mentioning the border in his State of the Union, I think it shows that apparently he doesn't care about the border, and they do not want to resolve the challenges we have on the border," Abbott said. "The first 100 days of the Biden administration have been great for the cartels, gangs, and human traffickers exploiting the border."
"We are working for Texas to deploy resources to secure the border," the Texas governor said. "It doesn't come free... It likely will exceed a billion dollars for the state to have to secure the United States... We're paying for this, but I want Texas to secure the border and have the Biden administration pay for it."