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Texas uses California-like measure at the border to deter migrants

According to recent posts on X, formerly known as Twitter, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has reaffirmed Texas’s commitment to securing the border against unauthorized entry, aiming to bolster national security. Recently, he once again accused President Biden’s dangerous open border policies to threatening the U.S. national security. Abbott says Biden’s Administration is doing nothing to stop dangerous terrorists from entering our country illegally.

Additional troops at the border

Earlier this week, Governor Kim Reynolds of Iowa announced the deployment of over 100 members of the Iowa National Guard and State Patrol officers to the U.S.-Mexico border. This move aligns with other Republican-led states in helping Texas and the national effort. Texas has taken proactive steps, including the construction of a border wall and the continuous deployment of personnel, resulting in a decreased influx of unauthorized migrants into the state. This has led to a shift in the migration crisis towards California and Arizona in recent weeks.

Implementing various measures

In the past few months, California has initiated the installation of a new ‘anti-climb’ feature on a section of the border wall heavily trafficked by migrants attempting to jump over it. Despite opposition from advocacy groups warning of negative repercussions, California’s border officials proceeded with the installation of this controversial measure.

Injuries in illegal immigrants

The ‘anti-climb’ addition to the border wall near San Diego has led to an increase in injuries among migrants trying to bypass the formal entry process. Since February, San Diego’s medical facilities have faced challenges managing the surge in migrants injured from falls. On certain occasions, local emergency services have been mobilized multiple times to assist, including a notable instance in early March where they responded to over ten injured individuals, including women and children, in a single day.

Texas authorities have been seen in a video installing a new "anti-climb" fence along the U.S.-Mexico border near El Paso
Credit: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, official X profile

Texas to install similar feature at the border

Recent efforts to enhance border security have seen Texas authorities installing a new “anti-climb” fence along the U.S.-Mexico border near El Paso, designed to deter migrants from climbing over the security barriers. This development was first brought to public attention by Fox News correspondent Matt Finn, who shared footage of camouflaged Texas troops, installing the barrier near El Paso. Finn compared the new fence to a structure similar to a wall previously installed at Eagle Pass, a location that has seen a significant deployment of Texas National Guard members since the beginning of the year, following multiple incidents in the area over the past two weeks.

“Exclusive: first up-close look at Texas’ new wire fence and barrier going up in El Paso,” Finn wrote while sharing the seven second video, which shows the installation of standard-looking wire fence backed by several layers of razor wire. “Miles of it. Similar to the effective ‘wall’ in Shelby Park, Eagle Pass.”

Prominent Republicans agree with Texas efforts to secure its border

“Texas has once again DEFIED the Biden Regime by taking back control of the El Paso border,” conservative commentator and Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk wrote on X. “Texas National Guard installed concertina wire and a new anti-climb fence this morning. On March 21st, a mob of illegals pushed through border personnel, rioting, and then tearing apart the previous razor wire barrier.”

Texas authorities have been seen in a video installing a new "anti-climb" fence along the U.S.-Mexico border near El Paso
Credit: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, official X profile

Improving security

Following a recent incident on March 21, described by some as a “riot,” where over 100 asylum seekers dismantled a razor wire fence in El Paso and overwhelmed troops in an attempt to enter the U.S. unlawfully, authorities have proceeded with the erection of a new fence in the area. In response to this event, a judge in El Paso decreed the release of numerous migrants implicated in the incident. However, Michael Cuccaro, the executive director of the El Paso County Council of Judges, informed Newsweek that these individuals were being transferred back into the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has since sent more troops at the border.

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