In a show of force, Texas police form a vehicle wall to help Border Patrol stop the caravan migrants…
In addition to the strong show of law enforcement, Trump has additionally re-assigned 250 active duty military personnel to the Eagle Pass area to assist in securing the border that has no physical barrier in place.
Don’t mess with Texas!
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) February 7, 2019
Police are lining up their vehicles near Eagle Pass, Texas, to help Border Patrol agents stop the illegal crossing of caravan migrants who arrived in the Mexican border town of Piedras Negras last week. Texas Governor Greg Abbott deployed an additional Department of Public Safety (DPS) troopers to the region to assist in securing the border section that has no physical barriers to prevent illegal crossings.
“Texans ask: what’s going on at Eagle Pass?” Governor Abbott tweeted. The governor’s tweet includes a photo showing a large number of DPS vehicles lined up with Border Patrol vehicles along the Rio Grande River near the border community.[…]
Prior to the arrival of the nearly 2,000 Central American caravan migrants last week, the Del Rio Sector already witnessed a 364 percent increase in the number of migrant families apprehended in the sector. Eagle Pass falls under the jurisdiction of the Del Rio Sector.
The apprehension of migrant families in the sector from 712 in the first four months of Fiscal Year 2018 to 3,307 this year. The apprehension of unaccompanied minors also jumped by 66 percent this year, according to the Southwest Border Migration report released late last week. More
The extra security on the border is long overdue. They’ve dealt with the Zeta cartel menace and these illegal crossings for the last decade. It’s about time they got the extra help to protect the people of Eagle Pass, Texas.
— Alicia F. Luke (@AliciaFixLuke) February 11, 2019
Thank you, Governor Greg Abbott and Texas Department of Public Safety for helping keep Texans safe.