Republicans demand Biden admin pay back Texans for operation to deal with 'border catastrophe'

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Texas Republican lawmakers Pat Fallon and August Pfluger said Thursday they are proposing federal legislation to reimburse tax dollars to Texans after the state was forced to step up border security through Operation Lone Star.

The House members joined "Fox & Friends First" to discuss "The Lone Star Reimbursement Act," which they say is needed as a result of the Biden administration creating a "border catastrophe."

Fallon explained why he introduced the legislation, arguing "the federal government has abdicated their responsibility to secure the border, so Texas has stepped up."

"It costs $1.4 billion. So Texas shouldn't be disproportionately punished because Joe Biden has made every state a border state. So this bill would reimburse Texas justly for the expense of doing the federal government's work," he said.

The bill would reimburse the state for the operation announced by Gov. Greg Abbott last year which has surged law enforcement to the Texas-Mexico border to stop the flood of illegal immigration.

The bill cites estimates that the Texas Military has so far apprehended and referred over 134,000 illegal immigrants to law enforcement, and has turned back or denied crossing to over 16,000 migrants.

The bill would make $1.4 billion available to Texas ... (Read more)