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Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said President Joe Biden’s immigration policies are incentivizing unaccompanied minors to travel to the U.S. border, The Dallas Morning News reported.
Abbott visited the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas, where thousands of migrant teenagers will be held temporarily beginning this week, The Dallas Morning News reported. Abbott said he plans to investigate whether the migrants traveling to the border are brought through human trafficking and described the situation at the southern border as a crisis.
“I urge President Biden: Do not traumatize these children by enticing them to make this trek,” Abbott said, The Dallas Morning News reported. “The Biden administration opened the floodgates … They were completely unprepared for this.”
“We have an obligation to pursue all crimes against children” DPS director McCraw says. Challenge is IDing indicators of abuse/trafficking/etc. Important to pursue those things to ensure no crimes committed.#txlege
— Wes Rapaport (@wesrap) March 17, 2021
Abbott said he wants to discuss human trafficking with the teenagers, The Dallas Morning News reported. He accused the Biden administration of “enticing” migrants to travel to the U.S. where minors could be vulnerable to “traffickers, to abuse and to terror.”
“America needs to know how these children — some are you