Texas Governor Greg Abbott Signs Executive Order Designating Mexican Drug Cartels as Terrorist Organizations

Texas Governor Greg Abbott Signs Executive Order Designating Mexican Drug Cartels as Terrorist Organizations


On September 21, 2022, Texas Governor Greg Abbott enacted an executive order that officially classified severla Mexican drug cartels as foreign terrorist organizations.  On top of that, Abbott has called on President Joe Biden to take similar steps in order to stem the flow of dangerous substances such as fentanyl. 

According to Bethany Blankely of The Center Square, “In one year’s time, fentanyl killed nearly 20 times more people than those killed in terrorist attacks over decades.”

“Fentanyl is a clandestine killer, and Texans are falling victim to the Mexican cartels that are producing it,” Abbott declared. “Cartels are terrorists, and it’s time we treated them that way. In fact, more Americans died from fentanyl poisoning in the past year than all terrorist

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