Congress may be slacking and failing to align their goals with Trump on his tough measures to combat illegal immigration, but Texas certainly isn’t!
The state is fully on board with President Trump and his mission to end illegal immigration once and for all!
The Governor of the Lone Star state is sending 1,000 National Guard troops to the border as backup for those fighting to end the border crisis, who have detained 45,000 migrants in the past 3 weeks alone.
Here’s what Gov. Abott had to say about his decision to do so on his official Twitter page:
Gov. Abbott's Twitter page also shared this breaking news:
You can watch this video from Youtube to learn more about the deployment for yourself:
Gov. Abbott hopes to send a message to Congress by sending the troops to the border in order to let them know that if they won't do their job to help Trump end the border crisis, they will.
The Texas Tribune has more to say:
Gov. Greg Abbott announced Friday that the state will deploy 1,000 troops from the Texas National Guard to the U.S.-Mexico border to aid the federal government with border security efforts.
“There is an escalating crisis at the border — a crisis Congress is refusing to fix,” said Abbott, who was flanked by Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and House Speaker Dennis Bonnen, along with Brig. Gen. Tracy Norris, the adjutant general of the Texas National Guard, during a news conference at the Texas Capitol.
Abbott said the troops will have two main roles: to help at temporary holding facilities for single adult migrants in the Rio Grande Valley and in El Paso, and to help Border Patrol units along ports of entry. The federal government, he said, will pay “100% of the costs of this short-term mission,” which will roughly double the number of Texas troops currently stationed at the border.
Migrant apprehensions along the border have continued to surge in recent months. According to numbers released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection at the beginning of June, roughly 133,000 were apprehended or surrendered to border agents along the southwest border in May.
In the El Paso and Del Rio sectors, the number of migrants crossing the border has jumped 43% and 46%, respectively, since April. The vast majority of migrants entering the country are unaccompanied minors or families from Central America who are seeking asylum in the United States.
The trio of leaders also underscored the fact that that they’re fed up with inaction in Washington, D.C., on the issue — and rejected any suggestion that they’ve enabled it by doling out millions of state dollars for border security.
“Congress is a group of reprobates for not addressing a crisis on our border,” said Abbott, who signed a 2020-21 state budget earlier this month that has $800 million earmarked for border security operations.
“Shame on Congress if they won’t do their job,” Bonnen said. “Just because they won’t get their job done doesn’t mean we won’t do our job.”
Military Times also gave these details:
Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott announced on Friday that he will send another 1,000 National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico borderwhile accusing Congress of failing to take action on the growing humanitarian crisis.
The governor said at an afternoon press conference among Republican leaders and Maj. Gen. Tracy Norris that additional Guard members will assist at new detention facilities in the Rio Grande Valley and El Paso and at ports of entry.
It brings the total number of Guard members on the Texas border to more than 2,000, Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said. There are also 1,400 active-duty soldierswho remain on the border, according to an Army spokesman.
"My message to them is Congress is a group of reprobates for not addressing a crisis on our border and we're not going to stand idly by and endanger the lives and safety of the state of Texas because Congress is refusing to do its job," Abbott said.T
hose troops will help facilitate commercial traffic coming across the border and work in collaboration with Border Patrol, Abbott added. He said the federal government will fully fund the additional Guard deployment.