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Gov. Abbott to address border security in news conference

WESLACO, Texas – Texas Gov. Greg Abbott will maintain a press conference Wednesday on the state’s border security efforts in mild of the Biden Administration’s elimination of Title 42.

The news conference is scheduled for 3 p.m. and can be held in Weslaco in the Rio Grande Valley. KSAT.com can be livestreaming the occasion, which you’ll be able to watch in the video participant above.

According to an Associated Press report, Abbott is predicted to announce on the news conference “unprecedented actions” to deter migrants from coming to Texas. The AP report stated that former Trump administration officers are urgent Abbott to declare an “invasion” alongside the U.S.-Mexico border and provides 1000’s of state troopers and National Guard members sweeping new authority to flip again migrants, primarily bestowing enforcement powers which have been a federal accountability.

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While Abbott didn’t elaborate on what steps he’ll announce, in accordance to a report on WFAA.com, a Democratic member of the Senate Committee on Border Security stated the governor plans to direct DPS troopers to detain and deport migrants alongside the Texas border.

“The federal government is not doing enough, not putting enough resources on the border to be able to deal with all the migrants coming across,” State Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa said in the report. “So, we have a responsibility to the citizens of the State of Texas to be able to provide security as necessary when laws are broken.”

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The governor can be joined on the news conference by Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steve McCraw, Adjutant General of Texas Maj. Gen. Thomas Suelzer, and Texas Division of Emergency Management Chief Nim Kidd.

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