Gov. Abbott Deploys Special National Guard Force To Southern Border

  • Texas Gov. Greg Abbott deployed a special tactical National Guard force to the southern border on Monday to slow down the expected surge of illegal immigrants crossing into the United States after the Biden Administration ends COVID-19 restrictions this week.
  • Abbott has openly criticized President Joe Biden for his open-border policies and his decision to end Title 42, a Trump-era public health order that allowed for the immediate expulsion of illegal immigrants, which some have predicted would bring a fresh cascade of illegal migration upward of 13,000 crossings a day.
  • As the nation prepares for the order to expire on May 11, Abbot announced the deployment of up to 10,000 specially trained National Guard members from the Texas Tactical Border Force and 1,200 Texas Department of Public Safety troopers to secure the Texas border amidst the “chaos” caused by Biden eliminating the COVID-19 restrictions at the Mexican border.