Abbott To Build Military Base To Secure Border

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) announced on Friday that he plans to build a military base camp near El Paso, Texas, to respond to President Joe Biden’s ongoing immigration crisis on the southern border with Mexico, with illegal border crossers flowing in at record levels.

According to Abbott, the military base the Texas government is planning will house Texas National Guard troops stationed with orders to keep the U.S. southern border secure and prevent illegal aliens from gaining unauthorized entry into the U.S.

“This will increase the ability for a larger number of Texas Military Department soldiers in Eagle Pass to operate more effectively and efficiently,” Abbott said during a press conference held to respond to Biden’s ongoing border crisis.

“It’s going to consolidate our forces, as opposed to being scattered around many different places across this region. They will be operating out of one place. It will amass a large army in a very strategic area,” he added.

Abbott said Texas will build the National Guard base on 80 acres of land in Eagle Pass with a capacity to support 1,800 Texas National Guard members. It will also feature the extra capacity for 500 additional soldiers to ensure the border is secure.

“It’s for one going to improve morale, it’s going to provide both mental health and physical health care so that where these soldiers are living, they are going to have access to the treatment and camaraderie they need in order to be an even more effective soldier,” Abbott touted.

Left with the daunting task of responding to a surge of record daily illegal immigration and little to no border enforcement from the Biden administration, the Texas governor has resorted to deploying state reserve troops, passing a law to allow Texas state policing authorities to arrest illegal aliens and installing impassable razor wire barriers on the border.

“This will organize substantial forces to expand the razor wire barriers that are going up. We have seen the effectiveness of the razor wire in Shelby Park, where crossings have gone from 3,000 to 5,000 a day to less than 1%,” Abbott said.