Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) on Thursday announced plans to build a wall at the southern border during a summit to discuss border security in Del Rio, Texas.
“I want to announce the plan for the state of Texas to start building the border wall next week,” Abbott told KTVT.
Abbott also announced other border security measures, including the creation of the governor’s task force on border and home security and 1 billion. $ Dedicated to border security.
During the summit, the Abbott Biden administration accused the influx of migrants traveling to Texas.
“While it is the federal government’s responsibility to secure the border, Texas will not be vacant as this crisis grows. “The state is working with communities affected by the crisis to arrest and detain people who come to Texas illegally,”
“Our efforts will only be effective if we work together to secure the border, make criminal arrests, protect landowners, rid our communities of dangerous substances, and give the Texans the support they need and deserve,” he added. “This is an unprecedented hitherto unknown. crisis, and Texas is responding with the most robust and comprehensive border plan the nation has ever seen. “
Vice President Harris recently took a diplomatic trip through Central America as part of her effort to tackle the root cause of mass migration. While Harris was giving a speech in Guatemala, he asked immigrants to stay in their home countries and said, “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 people in this region who are considering taking the dangerous trek to the US-Mexico border: Do not come, do not come, ”Harris said.