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US Texas governor announces plan to build southern border wall

05:15  11 june  2021
05:15  11 june  2021 Source:   thehill.com

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Texas will begin building its own border wall and next week will begin arresting migrants who trespass on private property, Republican Gov. Greg Abbott announced Thursday.

Some of these border barriers will be built immediately, and whenever anybody tries to modify, attempt, or get through any of these border barriers, that in itself is a crime for which they can be arrested," Abbott said. "But, on top of that, I will announce next week the plan for the state of Texas to begin President Biden suspended federal funding for the Trump-era border wall along the southern border through an executive order on his first day in office. The Texas governor noted that state legislators passed a budget that included roughly billion in funding toward border security measures.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) on Thursday announced plans to build a wall on the Southern border while at a summit to discuss border security in Del Rio, Texas.

Greg Abbott wearing a suit and tie: Texas governor announces plan to build southern border wall © Getty Images Texas governor announces plan to build southern border wall

"I will announce next week the plan for the state of Texas to begin building the border wall," Abbott said, according to KTVT.

Abbott also announced other border security measures, including the creation of the Governor's Task Force on Border and Homeland Security and $1 billion allocated towards border security.

During the summit, Abbott blamed the Biden administration for the influx of migrants traveling into Texas.

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) says he will soon unveil a plan for his state to build its own wall along its southern border with Mexico, as he blasted the Biden administration and federal lawmakers for inaction on the U.S.'s immigration crisis.What are the details?KVIA-TV reported that during a " Border "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." The Republican governor also tore into the Biden administration for their handling of the border

Named “Best Governor in the Nation” in 2020, Governor Greg Abbott continues to build on his record as a strong conservative leader who fights to preserve Texas values. Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) is providing approximately 8 million in emergency Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) food benefits for the month of June as the state continues its response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

"While securing the border is the federal government's responsibility, Texas will not sit idly by as this crisis grows. The state is working collaboratively with communities impacted by the crisis to arrest and detain individuals coming into Texas illegally," Abbott said, according to KTVT.

"Our efforts will only be effective if we work together to secure the border, make criminal arrests, protect landowners, rid our communities of dangerous drugs, and provide Texans with the support they need and deserve," he added. "This is an unprecedented crisis, and Texas is responding with the most robust and comprehensive border plan the nation has ever seen.

Vice President Harris recently took s diplomatic trip through South America as part of her effort to address the root cause of mass migration. While giving a speech in Guatemala, Harris implored migrants to stay in their home countries, telling them, "Do not come."

"I want to emphasize that the goal of our work is to help Guatemalans find hope at home. At the same time I want to be clear to folks in this region who are thinking about making that dangerous trek to the United States Mexico border: Do not come, do not come," Harris said.

Governor: Texas building new border barrier; no details yet .
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has offered no details on his plans to construct new barrier along the border with Mexico while also launching an aggressive campaign to arrest migrants — moves that set up another clash with the Biden administration over immigration. Abbott did not say how much new barrier Texas would erect, where it would be installed along the state's 1,200 miles (1,930 kilometers) of border or what it would look like when he made the announcement Thursday in a room full of sheriffs in the border city of Del Rio. He promised more would be revealed next week.

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