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Report: Abbott’s enhanced safety inspections led to economic loss of $9 billion

9 months 1 week 4 hours ago Thursday, April 21 2022 Apr 21, 2022 April 21, 2022 10:19 PM April 21, 2022 in News - Local

A Waco-based economic research and analysis firm is estimating the economic impact of Gov. Greg Abbott’s enhanced safety inspections of every commercial vehicle coming into Texas from Mexico. 

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The inspections were ordered at seven ports of entries in the state in response to the upcoming end of Title 42 – and caused long delays at the international bridges.

The Perryman Group estimates the slowdown caused a $9 billion loss in gross domestic product, with Texas losing more than $4 billion.

Inspection checks ended last week, but only after the governor secured deals with four Mexican governors to increase security on their side of the border.

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