Texas Gov.-elect Greg Abbott (R) on Thursday said he is “very concerned” about the state’s migration patterns.
Speaking during a town hall meeting with reporters at a Tulsa, Oklahoma, diner, Abbott said he was also concerned about Texas’ relationship with Mexico, which has been the subject of increased border enforcement since Trump’s election victory.
“I am very concerned,” Abbott said.
“We’ve got to work with Mexico and we’ve got a big deal with China.”
“It’s not going to be the same in 10 or 20 years,” Abbott added.
He said the state would have to deal with the “entire Mexican government” if it wants to avoid an “incident.”
The state’s fiscal year began on Thursday.