Texas Governor, Greg Abbott demands answers about the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border, according to Fox News.
Abbott wrote a letter to Kamala Harris warning of high concerns regarding the integrity of the southern border.
“Now that President Biden has named you Border Czar in charge of the administration’s response, I want to express to you the threats and challenges caused by this administration’s open border policies,” Abbott wrote.
“These policies embolden and enrich cartels, smugglers, and human traffickers who continue to ramp up their criminal operations,” Abbott continued.
“In many cases, these criminals lure unaccompanied minors into inhumane conditions and expose them to abuse and terror.”
As the letter goes on Abbotts urges Harris to visit the border in person.
Abbott asked Harris to identify who is assisting unaccompanied children as they travel toward the U.S. border.
Abbott makes these requests to reveal if children have been forced to carry contraband items into the U.S.
Abbott also requested that Harris provide details regarding the medical screening that is being done on the children and to explain whether the screening will help identify victims of assault and abuse.
“Americans deserve to know what the administration is doing to get answers to these questions and to go after human traffickers,” Abbott wrote.
“Given your new role as the administration’s Border Czar, I urge you to visit the border to see the crisis for yourself and I implore the Biden administration to take swift action to secure the border, crack down on human trafficking, and prevent more children from being trafficked and abused.”
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On March 6, Abbott launched Operation Lone Star, to direct law enforcement personnel and other resources to the border region in Texas, and expanded the program March 17 to help combat human trafficking, FOX 14 of El Paso, Texas, reported.
Harris has recently taken criticism for laughing off questions about migrant issues and for failing to hold a news briefing about the border crisis despite her oversight role.
On Tuesday, Harris spoke with Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei, thanking him for securing Guatemala’s border as migrants travel north toward the U.S.