Governor Greg Abbott (R-TX) said Texas was going to make its own wall – and he wasn’t kidding.
According to EverythingLubbock.com, “The Governor said he is making the move in an effort to stop caravans and anyone else who is thinking about illegally crossing the border. Governor Abbott asserted that the Texas Department of Public Safety is using repurposed shipping containers and placing them in strategic locations where migrants are likely to cross.”
“These National Guard and DPS officers, they are laying down mile after mile after mile of razor wire to make sure that it’s going to be more difficult for people to get across the border. They are laying down these large massive containers that you see on 18 wheelers and you see on these big ships and they are putting up a blockade to block people from coming across the border,” Abbott said in a statement.
Abbott also has 6,500 National Guard, and DPS troopers stationed at the border to further deter illegal migration across the southern border.
Gov. Abbott shared a message on Twitter regarding an uptick in deadly drugs crossing the border, but reassured his followers that “the State of Texas continues to work closely with local law enforcement to solve these challenges. DPS will always answer the call. #OperationLoneStar”