Texas Governor Appeals Federal Emergency Denial

Border crisis management is the federal government’s job, Governor Abbott says.

 Texas Governor Greg Abbott requested a federal emergency declaration for the Southern Border immigration crisis on September 20. The request was denied on September 29, and Governor Abbott announced that he would appeal the decision that same day. On Thursday, the Texas governor submitted his letter of appeal, which conveyed an urgent and clear message to the federal government.

“Local officials and Texas citizens are fatigued and running out of resources to respond to the ongoing border crisis,” Governor Abbott wrote. “Securing the border is a federal responsibility. Texas will stand with the federal government in responding to this border crisis, but should not have to stand alone or withstand the financial burden without federal assistance.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Governor Abbott as he cares for the people of Texas during the border crisis.
  • For the Federal Emergency Management Agency as they address crises across the country.
  • That President Biden would consider the responsibility of the federal government to maintain border security.

Sources: The Hill, NPR


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