(CNN) – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) told CNN that it did not seek the help of the state of Texas to close entry points on the U.S.-Mexico border.
“The Department of Homeland Security has not sought the help of the state of Texas to close entry points. Doing so unilaterally by the Texas National Guard is a violation of federal law,” said DHS spokeswoman Marsha Espinosa.
Earlier this Thursday, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said the Department of Public Security and the state National Guard had ordered the closure of six entry points. The border between the United States and Mexico Among the increase in immigration.
Republicans took the border crisis seriously and said “agents are drowning in chaos.”
“The border crisis is so serious that U.S. customs and border security are seeking our help because their agents are in a state of disarray. Unlike President Pita, the state of Texas is committed to security. The security of our border and Americans,” the governor said.
Thousands are waiting in Del Rio
Earlier, Victor Escalan, regional director of the Texas Department of Public Safety, said all entry points in Texas’ del Rio would be closed due to the high number of immigrants.
The number of immigrants waiting for processing reached 9,504 on Thursday afternoon, according to the local sheriff.
“Our partner partners work tirelessly and do what is assigned to them. They have less staff. They are tired,” said Val Verde County Sheriff Joe Frank Martinez.
According to Website U.S. Customs and Border Security, “Del Rio Sector, responsible for preventing the smuggling and illegal entry of undocumented immigrants into the United States 394 creates the border between the states of Rio Grande and Lake Amistot, Mexico. .
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