We can't wait for Washington to do it," said Steven McCraw, director of the Texas Department of Public Safety.
Green, along with 56 GOP lawmakers, wrote to Biden to voice their "serious concerns" about Harris' appointment regarding those entering the U.S. at the border illegally.
GOP Rep. Lance Gooden of Texas, said Democrats would rather spend the money building a fence "around this building in D.C." than completing the border wall.
There will never be enough "reception centers," processing capacity or judges to handle the influx.
Republicans are pushing for Biden to act on immigration as record numbers of children are crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.
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President Joe Biden's critics have seized on the burgeoning crisis along the southern border as the White House continues its victory lap following the passage of a nearly $2 trillion coronavirus relief package in a partisan vote.
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Mass amnesty with no increase in border security and the promise of less enforcement will have one side effect: unifying and galvanizing Republicans.
A radio tower used by Customs and Border Protection in Kingsville, Texas, has become home to a group of hundreds of vultures who have coated the structure in urine and feces.
"When we collect the DNA, we know that there's a lot of people that come and go into the United States. And there are thousands of crimes that are committed that are unsolved on a regular—on a yearly basis. DNA will help us solve those crimes," Brandon Judd claimed.
"The dark miracle of this administration is that it's taken immigration—a subject on which basically there's a consensus on the part of people about what to do—and turned it into a wedge," he said.
"As a country, we have to acknowledge that this is how people are being treated here and decide that we are better and we must do better," Representative Ilhan Omar tweeted on Thursday.
"If you know anything about the old west when they circle their wagons that's usually when they're under attack and that's what we feel like right now, that we're under attack."
"What we should be doing is focusing on technology, manpower and physical barriers where it makes sense," said Republican Congressman Will Hurd from Texas.
"Whether or not [Trump] gets $1.6 billion from Congress, whether or not he gets $2.5 billion or $5.7 billion, he's going to do whatever he legally can to secure that border," Trump's acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney said.
Despite Trump's comments, El Paso has not been considered one of the most dangerous cities in the U.S. and violent crime actually increased after a border fence was built.
"We lost the election in November and now we've lost six weeks to get our strength back, to get our position back," GOP Representative Peter T. King of New York said.
The new proposal far exceeds Democrats' past offers for border security funding.
Undocumented migrants pay more than $20 billion in taxes annually, according to the IRS.
The president repeated some of the White House's main talking points but left out important context, such as the way most drugs actually enter the U.S., which is through legal points of entry.
"[Republicans] are seizing gov operations [and] innocent people's pay until they get what they want," the progressive congresswoman wrote on Twitter.
"Mexico and the U.S. have done—and can do—great things together, but the one thing Mexico will not be doing with the U.S. is building a wall along our common border," Arturo Sarukhan said.
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