BROWNSVILLE, Texas — Governor Greg Abbott, R-Texas, made his first appearance in the Rio Grande Valley and border since Title 42 was repealed Friday afternoon.
Abbott toured the area where USBP agents process immigrants illegally entering the country. There he called the site “ground zero” for immigration to the United States.
The President thanked Texas National Guard and Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) troops for their selfless service along the southern border and provided an update on Texas’ response to the ongoing border crisis during a press conference.
He also applauded the hardworking men and women of Operation Lone Star, part of Texas’ unprecedented response to what he called “the gap created by President Joe Biden’s reckless open border policies.”
“I’m here in Brownsville today to thank the hard-working men and women who protect our borders for their bravery and courage,” said Governor Abbott. “Their extraordinary efforts in keeping illegal immigrants out of Texas have had a direct impact. These men and women in uniform are considered heroes by their fellow Americans here today. They should be proud of what they’ve done. I’m proud. I thank all of the Texas Department of Public Safety soldiers and the Texas National Guard for standing on the border and working day and night to protect our border. Criminals, terrorists, and deadly drugs like fentanyl Texas will never stop doing what it takes to respond to President Biden’s border crisis to keep drugs off our streets.”
During the press conference, Governor Abbott referenced letters he sent to his fellow governors earlier this week requesting support for the Texas border security mission following the Biden administration’s decision to end Title 42 on Sept. 11. Are. May.