Texas Governor Abbott Deploys 1,000 National Guard Soldiers to Assist with Border Crisis

Texas Governor Abbott Deploys 1,000 National Guard Soldiers to Assist with Border Crisis

WASHINGTON (STL.News) – Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced yesterday that the Lone Star State will be sending approximately 1,000 soldiers from the Texas National Guard to the Southwest border in order to support U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in response to the continued border security and humanitarian crisis.  These troops will provide supplemental staffing support at temporary holding facilities, as well as supplemental enforcement capacity at ports of entry along the border.

“The crisis at our southern border is unlike anything we’ve witnessed before and has put an enormous strain on the existing resources we have in place,” said Governor Abbott. 

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