A few months ago, Texas Governor Greg Abbott stated he would build his own border wall to protect the citizens of Texas from illegal immigrants and cartel members crossing into the state. Amazingly, that was not a bluff, and the Texas border wall is continuing.
Texas Army National Guard troops and equipment deployed by Governor Greg Abbott moved in to block a portion of the Rio Grande in Eagle Pass, Texas. The troops began arriving on Friday and positioned themselves along a one-mile stretch of the river near the downtown area of the city.
The troops are stationed in Humvee vehicles carefully placed along the riverbank to serve as a deterrent to illegal crossings near the city. Nearly 30 vehicles are parked less than 150 feet from each other facing Mexico. Border Patrol agents in the area tell Breitbart Texas more troops were scheduled to arrive later in the day.
Abbott has been hit and miss during his tenure as governor. Sometimes he’s amazing, other times, he’s awful. I’m sure a lot of this is because he wants to be reelected, but I also think he knows this is the only to save his state from being overrun by illegals.
A short distance away, construction crews are working to build Abbott’s border wall where the guard troops’ blockade ends. For two miles, the Texas border wall will stand 18’ tall and stretch along one of the busiest migrant crossing areas in Eagle Pass. A source involved in the construction tells Breitbart the project is progressing quickly.
Isn’t it astounding how well projects can unfold when the federal government is not mucking up the works? It’s almost as if the federal government is completely useless.