Texas Governor Greg Abbott delivered a speech on Monday regarding the migrant situation, with a focus on border security as the COVID-era migration policy known as Title 42 is set to expire soon. Governor Abbott held a press conference at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport to discuss Texas’ measures to address what he sees as President Joe Biden’s border crisis.
According to a press release from his office, Governor Abbott stated that the Biden administration predicts about 13,000 people will illegally cross the border every day once Title 42 is no longer in effect. In response, he announced that Texas would mobilize up to 10,000 National Guard members and 1,200 troopers from the Texas Department of Public Safety.
BREAKING: Texas has deployed their own Texas Tactical Border Force as migrants wait to storm the border once Title 42 ends.— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) May 8, 2023
The Texas National Guard is readying Black Hawk helicopters and C-130s as they brace for an invasion along the southern border.
– El Paso says 15,000 are… pic.twitter.com/JDmDnmPgi3
This is El Paso.— Ginny Robinson (@realginnyrobins) May 7, 2023
But don’t worry, illegal immigration is down 90%. 😉
El Paso, Texas looks like a 3rd world country and is now a refugee camp.— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) May 6, 2023
But rest assured. The border is perfectly “secure” and totally not a crisis according to the Biden administration.
Don’t let them fool you:
DHS is preparing for 400,000 migrant crossings each month.… pic.twitter.com/tkfipOV25u
During his speech regarding the migrant crisis on Monday, Texas Governor Greg Abbott revealed his plans to establish a new group called the “Texas Tactical Border Force.” This group will consist of National Guard members with specialized training to be stationed in critical areas along the border. Their primary task will be to intercept, repel, and redirect migrants attempting to enter the United States illegally.
This additional measure is part of Texas’ efforts to address what Governor Abbott calls President Joe Biden’s ongoing border crisis. Along with the deployment of up to 10,000 National Guard members and 1,200 troopers from the Texas Department of Public Safety, the creation of the Texas Tactical Border Force aims to strengthen the state’s border security.