Mexico US Border Migrants

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, center, speaks during a news conference Tuesday along the Rio Grande in Del Rio. With the border crisis sure to be a 2022 campaign issue, Abbott has not been shy about using it and the state resources he has deployed to the border for photo ops.

A year before Texans will vote in the general election race for governor and other statewide offices, the list of candidates remains incomplete.

The issues those candidates could be debating at this time next year is coming into view — a list topped by continuing practical and political tensions stemming from large numbers of migrants at the Texas-Mexico border and the state’s adoption of the most restrictive anti-abortion law in the U.S., a law to be tested in the real courts and the courts of public opinion.

Ross Ramsey is executive editor and co-founder of The Texas Tribune, a nonpartisan, nonprofit media organization. Contact him at

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Yes Ross dems want to murder life. You are correct. It’s a heartbeat law. If there’s a heartbeat you can’t murder. I know it’s hard for a depraved , soulless leftist mind to comprehend. Yes Ross Texans want accountable elections. So our votes count

Dems want to steal elections the facts and Ross lied for years there was no voter fraud We now know this is dem propaganda. The voting laws don’t discriminate against anyone other than those to lazy to vote

Yes Ross photo ops happen at the border like the racist al Sharpton who was told to leave by Hispanic Americans. Now I will ask Roos and the Facts?? The folks shouting down the racist Sharpton, asked about. I grant children. The facts and Ross have gone silent . They both reported and attacked Trump many times. But Biden gets a free pass

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