Texas Governor Gregg Abbott has secured surplus panels from President Trump’s border wall, and will use the panels to continue the Texas border wall at the southern border.
Yes, this is likely being done to help Abbott’s reelection, but I’m fine with it. Texas needs a border wall, and they needed it years ago.
Texas has obtained 1,700 panels originally designed for the Trump border wall to use in Republican Gov. Greg Abbott’s effort to “secure the border.”
“After Biden halted construction of Trump’s border wall hundreds of unused wall panels were left at construction sites,” Abbott tweeted.
“Texas has obtained 1,700 of those unused panels to help build the wall,” he added. “They had been declared surplus–now they secure the border.”
The Texas Tribune first reported the news of the state’s plans to use the border wall barriers for the state’s own barrier. The panels are expected to cover approximately 1.3 miles of the Lone Star State’s border barrier.
That’s 1.3 miles they didn’t have last week. I wish other southern states would implement this plan. You don’t need the government’s permission to do so, and I cannot understand why Arizona and New Mexico are not demanding their own wall.
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.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott is working on a plan to build a border wall in Texas to stop the flow of illegal immigrants. I’ve had my problems with Abbott, but if he gets this done, he will have redeemed himself in my eyes.
During a border security summit in the US border city of Del Rio, Republican Governor Greg Abbott said he will soon reveal a plan for Texas to construct its own border wall.
“I will announce next week the plan for the state of Texas to begin building the border wall in the state of Texas. The border crisis is no laughing matter. It’s not a tourism site for members of Congress to visit and then return to DC and do nothing.”
Abbott’s announcement comes as border towns and cities in Texas struggle with the fallout of of Biden administration policies encouraging massive amounts of illegal migrants to flood into the US. “One thing we know and that is a border crisis is plaguing the farmers, the ranchers, the residents of the entire border region. Your law enforcement officers, they are having to redirect their resources to deal with the border as opposed to deal what they normally deal with which is keeping your communities safe every day.”
If, and that’s a big if, Abbott can make this happen, it might push other governors in Arizona, New Mexico to do the same. Why would you trust the government to build a wall after they have promised to do so for decades? It’s your state. Secure it.