Texas Governor South Africans crossing the border

After the Texas Governor, Greg Abbott tweeted that South Africans are crossing the United States border illegally, Mzansi tried to set the record straight. Image: Twitter/Melusi Sikhakhane/KnowYourMeme

‘Get a Map!’ SA responds to the Texas Governor’s border mishap

‘How to say you failed Geography?’ South Africans know exactly what to say to the Texas Governor and his confusing tweets about the US border.

Texas Governor South Africans crossing the border

After the Texas Governor, Greg Abbott tweeted that South Africans are crossing the United States border illegally, Mzansi tried to set the record straight. Image: Twitter/Melusi Sikhakhane/KnowYourMeme

South Africans are clapping back the best way they know how…with humour! After the Texas Governor, Greg Abbott tweeted that South Africans are crossing the United States border illegally, Mzansi tried to set the record straight in the comment section.

South Africa claps back at Texas Governor

According to Good Things Guy, the Governor first tweeted about South Africa after the Omicron variant was discovered by South African scientists. It wasn’t long after when various countries – including the United States – imposed travel bans on South Africa and other countries in Africa.

Abbott went on to hammer on President Joe Biden’s administration on immigration.

Greg Abbott on South Africans illegally crossing the US border

The confusing tweet suggested that South Africans were crossing the USA border illegally at a very concerning rate, but according to border apprehension numbers provided by US Customs and Border Protection, a total of 62 South African nationals were arrested while crossing the southwest border in the last 13 years, making up 0.0009% of the 6 823 315 border apprehensions over that time period.

Many South Africans have since asked him if he actually knows where South Africa is.

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The jokes just kept coming:

Abbott published a follow-up statement on Tuesday, explaining that 50 illegal immigrants from South Africa and “other South African countries” have been stopped by border protection officials this year.

“Over 50 illegal immigrants from South Africa and other South African countries under the Biden travel ban have been apprehended by CBP this year, with 18 being apprehended this month alone. Biden’s open border policies must end… and his hands-off approach to our southern border has opened the floodgates.”

South Africans now have a good idea of what Abbott believes is going on: