Texas Governor Greg Abbott unveiled the state’s latest initiative to address the immigration crisis attributed to the Biden administration. Abbott introduced the “Texas 10 Most Wanted Criminal Illegal Immigrants List.

“ Upon taking office, President Joe Biden dismantled effective border policies, leading to record-high illegal immigration, including dangerous criminals and terrorists,” Abbott stated on Wednesday. “These illegal immigrants now feature on our 10 Most Wanted Criminal Illegal Immigrants List. Texas, as a law-and-order state, will work with Texans to ensure these criminals are taken off our streets and imprisoned to protect our communities. We will continue to take unprecedented action to safeguard Texans from this border crisis.”

The list includes individuals accused of:

  • Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child
  • Indecency with a Child by Sexual Contact
  • Assault of a Public Servant
  • Murder with a Deadly Weapon
  • Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child Under 14
  • Sexual Assault
  • Terroristic Threat
  • Burglary with Intent to Commit Another Felony
  • Attempt to Commit Smuggling of Persons for Pecuniary Benefit

 

Under Operation Lone Star, Texas law enforcement arrested over 43,400 criminal aliens crossing from Mexico, leading to nearly 39,000 felony charges.

Colonel Steve McCraw, director of the Texas Department of Public Safety, emphasized, “Criminals entering the U.S. illegally and committing crimes in Texas pose a threat to public safety. Individuals on this list are likely to reoffend, and DPS seeks public help to apprehend them before they do.”

This announcement came after President Biden signed an executive order he believes will address the border crisis. However, Texas border-town mayor Rolando Salinas expressed skepticism, calling it “election-year optics.”

Governor Abbott criticized Biden’s executive order as a “smokescreen for failed border policies,” saying it “invites thousands of unvetted illegal immigrants to cross the border daily, legalizing millions already here and encouraging more to come.”