Governor Of Texas Announces Plan To Build Southern Border Wall

June 11, 2021

By Selam Yohannis

On Thursday plans to build a wall on the southern border of Texas were announced by Governor Abbott. He stated, “I will announce next week the plan for the state of Texas to begin building the border wall.”

The announcement included that he would be allocating $1 billion towards border security. We will be creating the Governor's Task Force on Border long with having Homeland Security.

While at the summit in Del Rio, the Governor also talked about how the influx of migrants coming to Texas is due to the Biden administration. “While securing the border is the federal government's responsibility, Texas will not sit idly by as this crisis grows. The state is working collaboratively with communities impacted by the crisis to arrest and detain individuals coming into Texas illegally,” he said. 

Abbott went on to say, “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. This is an unprecedented crisis, and Texas is responding with the most robust and comprehensive border plan the nation has ever seen.”