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Abbott tours Texas-Mexico border in Eagle Pass, gets security briefing

EAGLE PASS, Texas – Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday toured Texas National Guard and Texas Department of Public Safety border security property alongside the Texas-Mexico Border in Eagle Pass.

After the tour, Abbott held a information convention the place he offered an replace on the state’s border security methods alongside the Rio Grande River.

In an effort to thwart cartel exercise alongside the border, Abbott stated that the state continues surging resources, together with razor wire, to border communities to build stronger, extra environment friendly obstacles to discourage unlawful crossings between ports of entry. He additionally mentioned Texas’ continued efforts working collaboratively alongside regulation enforcement companions in Mexico and the governors of the Mexican States of Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León, and Tamaulipas, who signed historic border security memorandums of understanding with Texas final month.

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KSAT 12 News reporter Alicia Barrera experiences from Eagle Pass.

Abbott additionally detailed the state’s ongoing assist for native border communities as they mitigate the mass inflow of unlawful immigrants, medicine, and weapons, together with persevering with to bus migrants from Texas to Washington, D.C. As of Monday, 45 buses have left for Washington, D.C., he stated.

“Texas communities are bearing the burden of the Biden Administration’s open border policies, and the State of Texas will not allow the inaction of the federal government to impede on the safety and security Texans deserve,” Abbott stated. “The Lone Star State will not waiver in our efforts to secure the border, and we will continue to do deploy all resources necessary to prevent the flow of deadly drugs like fentanyl, human smugglers, dangerous criminals, and other illegal contraband from coming into Texas. Operation Lone Star continues to fill in the gaps where the federal government has failed Texans, and I thank local law enforcement, the Texas Department of Public Safety, and the Texas National Guard for their continued collaboration in taking unprecedented measures to secure the border.”

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Abbott’s go to comes on the identical day that President Joe Biden wished to finish Title 42, an immigration restriction provision that has been used to expel migrants. But a federal choose in Louisiana issued a nationwide injunction that retains the order from ending.

The governor was joined on the go to by DPS Director Steve McCraw, Texas Adjutant General Thomas Suelzer, State Representative Eddie Morales, Eagle Pass Mayor Rolando Salinas, and National Border Patrol Council Vice President Hector Garza.

KSAT 12 News reporter Alicia Barrera experiences from Eagle Pass.

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