PA Senate approves bill calling for Shapiro to support Texas’ actions on Southern Border

07 February 2024- Sen. Judy Ward (R-30) joined Pennsylvania Senate colleagues today in passing a measure calling for action to address the crisis at America’s southern border and supporting the rights of states to protect their citizens.

Senate Resolution 234 voices support for the actions of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to secure the border amid federal inaction by the Biden administration.

“What is going on at America’s southern border is a national crisis and must be stopped,” Ward said. “I was proud to support this resolution. Gov. Abbott has stepped up in the wake of President Biden’s inaction and fought to protect the citizens of Texas and the nation. Today, Senate Republicans voiced their support for Gov. Abbott and call on Gov. Shapiro to support Gov. Abbott’s efforts to protect the border and keep the citizens of Pennsylvania safe.”

In addition to calling for the Biden administration to stop impeding Texas’s efforts to limit illegal immigration, the resolution encourages Pennsylvania Gov. Josh Shapiro to join dozens of other governors from across the country who have announced their support of Abbott. The Biden Administration, the legislation says, is continuing to fight Abbott’s lawful exercise of his constitutional authority to defend his state and its citizens. 

According to the U.S. Center for Immigration Services, the country’s illegal immigrant population grew to 12.8 million by October 2023, up 2.6 million since January 2021, when President Biden took office and used executive orders to move financial resources away from the border, suspend deportations and end the Remain in Mexico policy.