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Proposal Introduced To Reimburse Texas For Border Security

Holland McKinnie
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Rep. Roger Williams (R-TX) introduced a logical bill that would reimburse Texas for the billions it spent attempting to stem the illegal migrant invasion that the Biden White House continues to ignore.

His legislation, the “Operation Lone Star Reimbursement Act,” would repay his home state nearly $4 billion in taxpayer funds to implement what are federal responsibilities. The Constitution clearly laid that job at Washington’s feet, but Democrats continue to ignore the crisis.

If Williams’ measure passes, the Treasury Department would repay Texas for its expenses.


The bill states the indisputable fact that it is the responsibility of the federal government to secure “borders of the United States at and between ports of entry.”

However, because of Washington’s indifference, “the State of Texas has been forced to continually appropriate funds to secure the southern border of the United States.”

Interviewed by Fox News Digital, Williams noted that Biden tossed aside his duties to defend the nation from foreign invasion.

He called out the injustice of forcing Texas taxpayers to shell out billions to do what is explicitly the federal government’s job. How the court system would see such a measure remains to be seen.


In January, the U.S. Supreme Court surprisingly sided with the Biden White House in an immigration dispute with Texas. Justices ruled that federal officials are free to remove razor wire installed by state officials to protect its citizens. 

This intensified the already fragile standoff between Texas and Washington.

That standoff, according to Williams, is due to his state being forced to take on national responsibilities. His measure declared that the border region is forced to “help maintain safety and security for all citizens.”

Through the billions spent by Abbott and the legislature, the state protects others from human trafficking, illegal drugs, “illicit movement of weapons and contraband, criminal organizations and unlawful entry.”

And the bill keeps growing.

In 2020 and 2021, the state spent over $800,000,000 to secure the southern border. But under President Biden, that total exploded to $2,926,400,000 in 2022 through 2023.

According to Williams’ bill, the state now faces forking over $4.6 billion for 2024 and 2025.

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