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Gov. Abbott Says Texas Dedicating Nearly $1 Billion To Help Secure Border

June 18, 2019 - 7:35 am

AUSTIN (1080 KRLD) - Governor Greg Abbott says Texas is ready to do what it has to to protect it's border. 

The Governor took to social media to announce the state is dedicating almost one billion dollars to do what the federal government is failing to do.

Governor Abbott says the state is funding the National Guard and Department of Public Safety to help the U.S. Border Patrol.

"We’re adding boats and planes to detect and deter cartels that try to smuggle people into Texas" said Abbott.

Abbott added the crisis on the border will continue until Congress passing meaningful immigration reform laws.