Tucker Carlson: 'This is an Invasion of Our Country … Greg Abbott Could Stop It, And He Isn't'

Thousands of illegal immigrants are flooding into the U.S. along the Texas-Mexico border and Gov. Greg Abbott (R) isn’t doing much of anything to stop it, according to Fox News Channel commentator Tucker Carlson. “This is an invasion of our country. We don’t have a border and Greg Abbott could stop it, and he isn’t,” said Carlson on Dec. 19.

It is estimated that about 8,000 illegal aliens are entering the U.S. from Mexico every day, and that number is expected to increase to 14,000 a day this week as Title 42 is lifted. The Supreme Court has issued a stay on Title 42 but that is only temporary, and the Biden administration is committed to ending the policy. 

Title 42 allows Custome and Border Patrol to expel illegals back to Mexico before they even ask for asylum.

On Monday’s Tucker Carlson Tonight, host Tucker Carlson said, “El Paso wasn’t like this just a few years ago. Ask anyone who went there. The question is, why isn’t the State of Texas stopping this? Where’s the Texas National Guard?”

“A few months ago, Greg Abbott, the governor, was running for office,” said Carlson. “He was running against Beto O’Rourke, and he was willing to say anything to get reelected. He was willing to lie and apparently, he did.”


“He said he’d deploy 10,000 troops to the border,” added Carlson. “Oh, but he hasn’t. He just revised it to 5,000 troops. And then he came up with another solution: Just bus thousands of migrants to other states, which is kind of funny. It makes for an amusing cable news segment, but it is still our country, isn’t it? And none of these people are ever leaving.”

Carlson continued, “This is an invasion of our country. We don’t have a border and Greg Abbott could stop it, and he isn’t. So, why isn’t the Texas National Guard stopping this? We can’t answer that question. We’d love to have Greg Abbott come on and tell us.”

“But because Texas isn’t securing the border, the rest of the country is also overrun with people from foreign countries who have no right to be here and whose identity we don’t know,” said Carlson.  “At exactly the moment we do not need a larger population as our economy moves south.”

Although Abbott may have promised during his campaign to send 10,000 National Guard troops to the border to keep Texas safe, the Texas Military Department said on Monday that “more than 400 personnel” would be at the El Paso border by that evening. 

The City of El Paso reports that “the number of people released to the City of El Paso and local non-government organizations (NGOs; i.e., humanitarian agencies) has grown from approximately 250 per day in early August to as high as over 1,000 per day during the month of September 2022. The number fluctuates daily and is currently averaging 900 per day.”

“I’ve been told by officials that there [are] over 50,000 migrants waiting on the other side of the border, waiting to come over,” Rep. Tony Gonzales (R-Texas) told Fox News, as reported by the Washington Times on Dec. 21. 

In fiscal year 2022, there were 2,766,582 border encounters (arrests, expulsions), a record high, and far above the 1.72 million encounters in fiscal year 2021.

According to the Center for Immigration Studies, “in January 2022 there were 11.35 million illegal immigrants in the country — a 1.13 million increase over the 10.22 million in January 2021.”


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