Val Verde County commissioners unanimously voted to file a lawsuit against President Joe Biden after the county withstood a flood of 30,000 migrants earlier in September.
“Because Border Patrol facilities were already over capacity, they had to place the illegal immigrants underneath the international bridge, resulting in third-world conditions while temperatures continued to reach 100 degrees every day,” Townhall noted.
Beau Nettleton, one of the county commissioners, said immigration reform has been talked about as long as he can remember.
“Both parties have had control of Washington at one point or another over the last 20 years, and we have failed to do anything about it other than create the mess that we have today,” Nettleton reportedly said. “It is inexcusable, and it is time that we get together with other counties and cities along the border and stand up and do something.
“I am all for people coming to this country legally; that’s what built this country. This is not a legal process. This is not the right way to do it. To put these communities — we had 50% of the population of this city was sitting underneath our international bridge. How is a town of this size, with our tax base, supposed to deal with that problem when it wasn’t our problem to start with? It is a complete failure of everything that’s going on in Washington for not just the last couple of years but for many, many years.”
Readers can watch the moment the commission voted to sue Biden below:
Val Verde Co. Judge Owens says they are going through a difficult time— Here’s the unanimous vote.
—Video by local TX 830Times. pic.twitter.com/Hfzyx2j6A7
— Ali Bradley (@AliBradleyTV) September 28, 2021