Texas Gov. Greg Abbott launched a video Saturday of Texas Nationwide Guard “gearing up” on the U.S. southern border in response to a big migrant caravan approaching the U.S. southern border.
“Texas Nationwide Guard is gearing up on the border for elevated caravans making an attempt to cross the border brought on by Biden’s open border coverage,” Abbott tweeted. “They’re working with the Texas Dept. of Public Security to seal surge areas on the border & arrest trespassers.”
Abbott made an identical tweet Sept. 28, writing, “Texas Nationwide Guard surge transports tactical autos to the border. The @TexasGuard continues to surge tools & personnel to the Texas border to offer extra assist to handle Biden’s ongoing disaster. Texas is securing the border.”
Abbot’s transfer comes as a large migrant caravan makes its approach towards the U.S. southern border. In October, the Texas Nationwide Guard is doubling the quantity on the border by stationing roughly 2,500 troops.
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Tracy Norris, who’s the adjutant basic of the Texas Navy Division and commander of the Texas Nationwide Guard, informed native ABC outlet KVUE that Abbott intends to stymie unlawful medication, unlawful immigration and human trafficking.
“It’ll help their state of affairs,” Norris mentioned relating to the surge. “Extra sources to the border, particularly primarily based on what’s occurred within the final couple of weeks.”
Abbott additionally plans a fence alongside the border, which Norris mentioned “will provide you with time to react as a result of that is what it is about: it’s about determining the place persons are making an attempt to get throughout. Should you sluggish them down and you’ll detect them with expertise, then you might have much less individuals, however you’ll be able to react quite a bit faster to wherever they’re making an attempt to get throughout.”
Norris additionally mentioned he has “by no means seen the border like this. … One among our troopers described it as like a Six Flags that in some locations they’re going to be lined as much as come throughout.”