Greg Abbott’s New Tactic To Curb Migrant Crossings

( – Texas has significantly increased surveillance along the southern border by deploying thousands of cameras along known immigration routes. This decision is a part of Texas Governor Gregg Abbot’s effort to make getting into the state harder for illegals.

It is reported that over 7,500 cameras have been installed along the border. Around 1,000 of them were put on the wall built between the US and Mexico by Trump’s administration. These surveillance devices are monitored by the Texas Department of Public Safety.

On Tuesday, May 14, Abbott posted a video on Twitter showing the expansion of the Texas border wall and construction crews working on it. He stated that Texas is working 24/7 on expanding the wall. In the past, Abbott also used other controversial tactics to curb immigration, such as installing a floating barrier in the Rio Grande. This measure has been criticized by multiple human rights groups and Democrats due to the safety risks it poses for migrants.

Governor Abbott’s administration has often clashed with President Joe Biden over border policies. As a strong supporter of former President Donald Trump, Abbott is against most White House policies regarding immigration.

The Biden administration has taken legal action against Texas over these barriers and their use of barbed wire along the border. Supposedly, these measures prevent federal law enforcement from safely accessing migrants who are attempting to cross the border. The White House has also sued to block a Texas law signed by Abbott, which would allow state and local law enforcement to detain and deport people merely suspected of illegally entering Texas. This lawsuit is currently pending in court.

Abbott’s past and recent actions at the border show the government of Texas takes its border security seriously, despite the legal challenges and controversies. As the debate over immigration continues, Texas remains at the forefront of implementing strict border control policies under Abbott’s leadership.

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