Gov. Greg Abbott (R-TX) ramped up security efforts at the Texas-Mexico border on Wednesday evening, sending the Texas National Guard to help with the “invasion” and ordering officials to install more razor wire.
Abbott deployed other local law enforcement agencies along with the Texas Department of Public Safety, arguing in a letter sent to the president that the federal government is failing to protect Texans.
“Texans are paying the price for your failure,” the letter reads. “Ranches are being ripped apart, and homes are vulnerable to intrusion. Our border communities are regularly disrupted by human traffickers and bailouts. Deadly fentanyl is crossing the porous border to such a degree that it is now the leading cause of death for citizens between the ages of 18 and 45.”
On Wednesday, Abbott accused the Biden administration of cutting razor wire recently installed in Eagle Pass. He ordered the state’s National Guard to install more wire and said Texas would repel immigrants by “building a border wall, razor wire, and marine barriers.”
“Texas installed razor wire in Eagle Pass to stop illegal crossings,” Abbott said on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter. “Today the Biden Admin cut that wire, opening the floodgates to illegal immigrants.”
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