Texas Governor Greg Abbott has just announced that he’s sending 1,000 troops to the southern border:
I just deployed 1,000 National Guard Troops to the border.
This is needed because more than 45,000 people were apprehended crossing our border illegally in the last 3 weeks.
They come from 52 different countries.
Congress must do its job and fund border security. pic.twitter.com/gIsfOmQKoM
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) June 21, 2019
Abbott says these 1,000 National Guard troops are in addition to the 500 public safety officers they’ve already sent to the border.
As he points out in the tweet, he’s sending these troops because 45,000 people have been apprehended from all across the globe, including 52 different countries, in the last three weeks. That’s huge. Now I don’t know about you, but last I checked there aren’t 52 countries below the southern border in North America
Abbott adds that he’s also sending these troops because Congress is failing to due their job in securing the southern border.