Texas will build a border wall

Article subtitle: 
Governor Greg Abbott pledges to 'build border barriers' along the state's Mexican border and arrest migrants after Biden suspended funding for Trump's project
Article publisher: 
Daily Mail UK
Article date: 
June 14, 2021
Article category: 
National News
Medium
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Texas Governor Greg Abbott has announced plans to build a wall along the state's  southern border with Mexico.
 
The Republican made the announcement during a press conference at the 'Border Security Summit' in Del Rio, and said he would discuss the plan further next week.
 
'We have to build a border [wall]. I've been down here talking to the people in the Rio Grande Valley and the way they are being overrun is reprehensible,' Abbott told Fox News on Thursday night. 'It's disastrous what the Biden administration has done.'
 
In his first month in office, President Joe Biden paused construction of the border wall between the U.S. and Mexico - a key policy of his predecessor, Donald Trump.
 
But as the number of illegal immigrants at the southern border reaches 20-year highs, the decision to pause construction has been criticized by many Republicans....
 
'The Biden administration has abandoned any pretense of border security, any pretense of enforcing our immigration laws,' Abbott told Fox News on Thursday. ...
 
Abbott also revealed other initiatives, including $1 billion towards border security in the state budget, which he said was 'a good start'....
 
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