Texas Governor Greg Abbott has had a productive week despite the court ruling to remove the water barrier in the Rio Grande River. In Governor Abbott’s latest update, he described a new barrier to prevent illegal immigrants from scaling the wall along the border.
In Governor Abbott’s latest update according to a press release on December 8, the Texas National Guard Engineer Special Response Teams repaired damaged concertina wire barriers near Brownsville. The concertina wire was damaged by illegal migrants who crossed the area.
The engineers installed a new anti-climb barrier (ACB) this past week.
The reinforced concertina wire will prevent migrants from using ladders or scaling devices to enter Texas from Mexico illegally.
The Special Reaction Team-1 officer in charge, Captain Chris Daniel, said in the press release:
“We have bad actors that are coming over, opening up the [concertina wire, and] allowing traffic to move through.”
“They’re going to have to do a lot more cutting to get through the ACB. What we’re trying to do is create a barrier that’s going to allow Task Force South, Department of Public Safety, whoever else is down here, and some of the drone teams to be able to hopefully intercept those bad actors and stop them from manipulating those barriers.”
Brownsville and the southern area of Texas have seen many migrants cross this area recently. Some migrants who legally crossed were bussed to Denver a few days ago.
Governor Abbott also shared an update on the border wall that is under construction:
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