Gov. Greg Abbott toured Department of Public Safety and Texas National Guard border security efforts in Eagle Pass. Afterward, the governor held a news conference and provided an update on border security strategies on the Rio Grande. He emphasized counter-cartel measures, efforts to work with law enforcement in the four Mexican border states, and the continued busing of illegal immigrants from the Texas border to Washington, D.C.
"Texas communities are bearing the burden of the Biden Administration's open border policies, and the State of Texas will not allow the inaction of the federal government to impede on the safety and security Texans deserve," said Governor Abbott. "The Lone Star State will not waiver in our efforts to secure the border, and we will continue to do deploy all resources necessary to prevent the flow of deadly drugs like fentanyl, human smugglers, dangerous criminals, and other illegal contraband from coming into Texas. Operation Lone Star continues to fill in the gaps where the federal government has failed Texans, and I thank local law enforcement, the Texas Department of Public Safety, and the Texas National Guard for their continued collaboration in taking unprecedented measures to secure the border."
Governor Abbott also detailed the State of Texas' ongoing support for local border communities as they mitigate the mass influx of illegal immigrants, deadly drugs, and weapons across the Rio Grande, including continuing to bus migrants from Texas to Washington, D.C. As of today, the Governor announced that a total of 45 buses have left for Washington, D.C.