Texas Governor Greg Abbott is tired of waiting for the Biden administration to do anything about the border crisis, so he recently announced that Texas is going to build its own border wall.
This week, he took steps to fund it by adding a billion dollars to the state’s budget.
This just goes to show this is not a stunt. He is really going to do this.
Texas Gov. Abbott Adds $1B in State Budget for Border Wall
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Wednesday the state is putting $1 billion in its budget to strengthen border security because the federal government, under President Joe Biden’s administration, has failed to do so.
”Building the wall in Texas has officially begun,” Abbott, a Republican, said at a press conference Wednesday as he signed a letter to hire a project manager.
Abbott also signed a letter giving $250 million as a ”down payment” for the construction.
”It’s a quarter of a billion dollars. It’s more than enough to hire the project manager and the contractors and begin building the wall,” he said.
Abbott said Texas residents are suffering from the increase in crossings made worse by the current administration.
”The problems people are suffering on the border continue to get worse” for the state and the region, he said.
This is great news for Texas and the rest of the country.
Governor Greg Abbott just announced
✔️Lawmakers passed a budget allocating $1 billion to border security
✔️Right now, border fences are being built on private properties
✔️Texas will build a wall
— #ThePersistence (@ScottPresler) June 16, 2021
Due to Biden's open border policies, I just announced Texas' plan to continue securing the border & build the wall.
➡️ Down payment of $250M
➡️ Hire project manager & contractors
➡️ Begin construction
➡️ Demand Biden return TX land to TX
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) June 16, 2021
Texas will finish what President Trump started.
Later this week, I will unveil our plans to build a border wall.
The Lone Star State will do what Biden REFUSES to do — protect our citizens along the southern border. pic.twitter.com/qQ7vQTDWAI
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) June 15, 2021
Good for Abbott for taking this action. Other border states should follow.