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Governor Abbott Deploys New Texas Tactical Border Force

Today, Governor Greg Abbott announced the deployment of the new Texas Tactical Border Force to the Texas-Mexico border in response to the anticipated surge in illegal border crossings following the termination of Title 42 this Thursday. This strategic move involves the mobilization of hundreds of Texas National Guard soldiers, augmenting the thousands already deployed as part of Operation Lone Star, to specifically target and counteract the expected spike in illegal entries.

Governor Abbott criticized President Biden’s policies, suggesting that the federal government’s decision to end Title 42 effectively invites illegals from across the globe, while Texas takes decisive action to bolster its border security. The deployment includes the use of Blackhawk helicopters and C-130s to transport specially trained soldiers to critical areas along the border, aiming to intercept and deter large groups of illegals attempting to enter Texas unlawfully.

The Texas Tactical Border Force is designed to enhance the state’s existing border security efforts under Operation Lone Star, which has already seen significant action in apprehending illegals, arresting criminals, and seizing lethal substances such as fentanyl. This force represents a further commitment to securing the Texas border amid challenges posed by federal policy changes.

The initiative has been met with support from Texas Border Czar Mike Banks, Adjutant General of the Texas Military Department Major General Thomas Suelzer, and Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steve McCraw, all of whom have emphasized the state’s dedication to defending its border and communities from the impact of illegal immigration.

With the Biden Administration estimating up to 13,000 illegals could cross the southern border daily post-Title 42, Texas is bracing for an unprecedented influx, potentially totaling more than 4.7 million new illegal entries in the next year. Governor Abbott’s deployment of the Texas Tactical Border Force is part of a broader strategy to manage this crisis, including funding border security efforts, launching Operation Lone Star, and taking legal and logistical actions to support border communities and enforce state laws against illegal entry and related criminal activities.

For more detailed information, you can read the full article on the Office of the Texas Governor website.

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