US Representative Tony Gonzales (R-TX) has heard the cries of the people of Texas. He is not tuning them out like the President is. Instead, he is visiting their locations to learn what is going on. What are they getting right, and what needs the most improvement? Unannounced, so nobody had time to hide deficiencies, he appeared at the Eagle Pass border crossing on September 28th.
With illegals showing up in record numbers, some are streaming right across, others are just walking through and screaming for asylum as soon as they are spotted. It’s a game of getting away if they can or just going into the sweet embrace of asylum. Even if they are in shelters in NYC a week later, it’s still better than where they come from.
The problem is that these border stations are overwhelmed, and they cannot take this level of immigration. It’s overwhelming an already overstretched, underfunded, and severely understaffed US Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) as well as Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) organizations. They need solutions, and they need it now.
Gonzales unveiled to Breitbart Texas his plans to meet with Mexican officials as well. “Yesterday, I was in Washington DC and had breakfast with Secretary of State Anthony Blinken because this has a diplomatic piece to this, working with Mexico to get them to fulfill their agreements. If they are not, what are we going to do about that? It’s evident to me that there is a void there.”
Of particular concern for him is the bridge. Being so underfunded, CBP and ICE have one bridge shut completely down. Something the Biden administration isn’t taking seriously and something Gonzalez says needs to be changed yesterday. “If you’re in the trade business, nobody wants to see that bridge shut down, if you’re in the trade business, you don’t want that railway bridge shut down from a commerce standpoint.”
As another ‘Was this on your 2023 BINGO card?’ moment, Gonzalez is looking to work with Tesla CEO, Twitter owner, and philanthropist of the most eclectic things ever, Elon Musk, on solving the border issue.
In a late-night tweet on X on September 26th, Musk responded to a video of illegals riding a train to cut through Mexico. “I spoke with Rep Tony Gonzales tonight, he confirmed that it is a serious issue. They are being overwhelmed by unprecedented numbers, just hit an all-time high, and still growing! Am going to visit Eagle Pass later this week to see what’s going on for myself.”
With no official timetable for his visit established, it may be a bit longer until Musk visits, and he also will likely keep it unannounced as well and relatively low-key. Given the propensity for 200 or more illegals to just turn up there by midday, it’s not an easy security procedure to establish or a perimeter to secure. Especially with one part of it being a rather lawless border.
Some have started speculating on Musk’s potential efforts. One idea is his living pods. Easily built, set, and maintained, they could quickly be deployed to create overflow housing on a level that tents and trailers never could. They could give families a degree of privacy and also allow for better care at the border instead of passing them on to the Sanctuary Cities that are unprepared to have their wishes granted.
Another idea could be the innovation of the Teslas bus. A long rumored to be in the works once the Tesla Gigafactory is established in Mexico. Even if built stateside, these buses could be Musk’s contribution to moving them around more efficiently, as well as helping to secure his foothold in government automotive contracts for decades to come. Likely on both sides of the border too.
The southern border is an area of grave concern for the US. It is the corridor through which a lot of goods and services travel. It’s not just people and drugs, although those are the areas of the largest concern. With multiple known terrorists and previously deported for heinous crimes individuals showing up at the border, it’s a sign that things are not only too relaxed, but nobody is afraid of the consequences here.
As Rep. Gonzalez hinted at, America has become the lazy parent who simply tells their kids not to do something and says veiled threats as the child continues to do what they want. It’s time for that to change, and as a nation, we need to send a message.