Gov. Abbott announces Texas will fund its own wall for Mexico border

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott speaks at a news conference in Austin, Texas. . (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

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UPDATED 6:13 PM PT – Thursday, June 10, 2021

Gov. Greg Abbott (R-Texas) has announced his state will complete President Trump’s border wall with its own funding. At the border summit in Del Rio, Texas on Thursday, Abbott said barriers will be installed along the Rio Grande River in areas with the largest presence of illegal aliens.

The state wall comes as part of the $1 billion budget allocated for border security by the Texas legislature. Texas saw a 700 percent increase in illegal border crossings this year amid the Biden border crisis.

Abbott said the border fence will be managed by Texas authorities, which would  allow state law enforcement to detain and deport illegals.

“The ability to arrest will be enhanced by building border barriers. Some of these border barriers will be built immediately,” he declared. “Whenever anybody tries to modify, attempt, or get through these any of these border barriers, that itself is a crime for which they can be arrested.”

Abbott went on to say the Biden administration has failed to protect U.S. border security and individual states must now take the matter into their own hands.

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