Texas has asked the White House for hundreds of millions of dollars illegal immigration has cost the state, Governor-elect Greg Abbott said on Monday, blaming President Barack Obama for not doing enough to secure the border.

Abbott, a Republican who takes office next month, met Obama last week shortly after he filed a lawsuit on behalf of states suing the administration over its executive order that eased the threat of deportation for millions of immigrants.

At a news conference in Austin, Abbott said he made the reimbursement request to two Cabinet members and a member of the president’s staff, without offering further details.

“We understand that this is a federal responsibility and we expect the federal government to step up and fulfill its responsibility to secure the border,” Abbott, who is currently the state’s attorney general, told reporters.

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