Texas Gov. Abbott vows to build a border wall with Mexico

“Texas will not sit idly by as this crisis grows,” the governor said in announcing his plan.

6/11/2021 3:45:00 PM

Texas Gov. Abbott says his state will build a wall along the border with Mexico and blamed President Biden’s policies for a humanitarian crisis at the southern border.

“Texas will not sit idly by as this crisis grows,” the governor said in announcing his plan.

at the southern border.The Republican governor announced the plan to build the barrier at a border security summit he hosted in Del Rio, a city along Texas’ southwestern border, and said he would release more details next week.It’s unclear whether Abbott has the authority to build a wall on his state’s southern border; while some of the land is owned by the federal and state governments, much is also private property, which was an obstacle faced by the Trump administration in its efforts to construct a wall.

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At the summit, Abbott acknowledged it is the federal government’s responsibility to secure the border, but he said, “Texas will not sit idly by as this crisis grows.”“The state is working collaboratively withcommunities impacted by the crisisto arrest and detain individuals coming into Texas illegally,” Abbott said. “Our efforts will only be effective if we work together to secure the border, make criminal arrests, protect landowners, rid our communities of dangerous drugs, and provide Texans with the support they need and deserve.”

Abbott said people who enter Texas illegally will face arrest and confinement for trespassing and announced he has created a task force to help formulate ideas on how to stop undocumented immigrants and illegal contraband from entering the country. Read more: NBC News »

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Yeah and 45 said Mexico will pay for it. He Gov, take care of your constituents first. Your to blame Can’t keep the electric on but gonna build a wall. You Texas folk just need to do better….🤣 Thank you!! buildthewall Derp da derp. And Mexico gonna pay? (Reprise) And yet another do nothing complain about a everything Republican. Vote obstructionist.

He’s definitely aware of and experienced in humanitarian crisis. Happened right at his front door and still hasn’t done ANYTHING to ensure that It doesn’t happen again. This guy, Biggest waste of air. Another joker. Build your wall and pay for it. His 'recipe for re-election' no doubt. His poor leadership killed TX during the Feb. blizzard. Much suffering by this fool's hand....

Wait...I thought we had a big beautiful wall already

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Erm. If they build a wall where will they get people to underpay to cook their food and wax their cars from? /s What happened to rump’s wall? Did it already fall over? You can actually blame the last 3 administrations because no one has really been committed enough to resolve the problem! Can they build a wall around the entire state?

How many walls are there going to be? Wow! Hey Greg, How about using that money to repair the power grid so hundreds of Texans don’t die next time it gets really cold. GregAbbott_TX We don’t want to deal with the consequences of our own policies when it comes to Latin America, we’ve destabilized so many countries in that area for decades that no one wants to live there any longer.

Haven’t they been building a wall in Texas for years? Texas still apart of United States or has it seceded from the USA?Sure sounds as though Gov Abbott is a government separated from US Congress and President of the USA. He is a a disgrace and needs to be impeached immediately.

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Go ahead and build your dam wall but use your TX tax payers money. Blame game the gop love to play, but but but hills, but but but the black guy but but but biden. Sounds to me like there is a couple things NOT BIGGER in TX, brains and balls. Greg Abbott is a horse's ass man 🙄 I'm going to build my own wall! With blackjack and hookers! In fact, forget the wall.

The Alamo 2.0 And with that announcement the lunk headed maga population rejoiced because the libs were owned yet again and in the end that's all that matters. All very true Impeach 46 Then build away. He needs to fix the power grid I think the border crisis started with Trump and Abbott stupid ideas and did nothing about the problem. Biden just inherent the problem.

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Beto! Beto! Beto! The republicon syndicate just never stops with the pretend outrage and political Kabuki theatre. Of course “all of a sudden” there’s a border crisis & it’s Dems fault. GovAbbott loves him some Trump lies. Our grid is crap, people died. Our vaccination rate is 39%. Wants every Tom, Dick and Harry to have guns without permits or training. Welcome, not, to Texas. Home of stupid politicians. Not to forget voter suppression and our uterus.

Except international borders are federally managed The orange guy said he was gonna build it fast, in months, because he knows how to build things Only in power 6 months your former boss created it He's gonna waist tax payer money 💰a wall is not gonna stop migrants from coming they will continue to find a way

Does he have video of this crisis? A daily record? Proof positive? I'll bet 100k he doesnt lmao

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Abbott, obviously, thinks of Texas as the independent country🤗 All boarders and immigration are in charge of the federal government. He is a very poor populist. The migrant problem actually started increasing during Trump’s presidency. Trump loves taking credit for things so all credit goes to Trump. Plus I don’t know how Gov. Abbott says we have a humanitarian crisis & say he’s going to build a wall. That doesn’t sound too sympathetic.

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