Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is continuing to secure a portion of his state’s border with Mexico that has been used by migrants to illegally enter the country despite a cease-and-desist order from President Joe Biden’s Department of Homeland Security.
The Republican governor has ordered the Texas National Guard and state law enforcement personnel to occupy a park near Eagle Pass and set up razor-wire barricades to prevent illegal entry. DHS has demanded that Abbott allow U.S. Border Patrol agents access to the park so they can dismantle the wire barriers but he has refused to do so.
Now, dozens of other governors around the country are stepping up to offer Abbott words of encouragement and material support in the form of Guard troops, law enforcement officers, and other materials to protect and defend the state.