Monday, April 18, 2022

Gov. Abbott: Texas Law Enforcement Working to Shore Up Weak Border Spots; Texas Military to Begin Mass Migration Response Drills; Texas Guard General: Border Drills Are ‘Show of Force Opportunity’ Ahead of Title 42 End

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Texas Law Enforcement Working to Shore Up Weak Border Spots:
Uvalde mayor Don McLaughlin reminded me why it’s so important that Governor Abbott is beefing up border checkpoints by staffing Texas Department of Public Safety officers. On March 23 — before Abbott’s new initiative — Uvalde police department apprehended an 18-wheeler holding 46 migrants and two unaccompanied children. Their Facebook post read:
This morning, officers conducted a traffic stop on an 18 wheeler at the 3300 block of East Main St. While conducting their roadside investigation, officers discovered 46 immigrants and 2 unaccompanied children within the cab and trailer. All undocumented immigrants were released to US Border Patrol. The driver was arrested and charged with smuggling of persons under 18 years of age. The case will be turned over to the 38th Judicial District Attorneys Office for review and prosecution.
Abbott’s new efforts are receiving backlash from some truckers, who are experiencing massive delays as they wait in line for inspection. I witnessed one yesterday in Eagle Pass: --->READ MORE HERE
File Photo: Bob Price/Breitbart Texas
Gov. Abbott: Texas Military to Begin Mass Migration Response Drills:
Texas Governor Greg Abbott ordered the Texas Military Department to begin mass migration response rehearsals along the state’s border with Mexico. The order comes in response to the Biden Administration’s plans to cancel the Title 42 coronavirus protection protocol, which is expected to drive the already record-setting number of 8,000 migrants to more than 18,000 a day, per a federal estimate.
“The National Guard will begin its first phase of mass migration rehearsals tomorrow [Thursday], to begin the preparation for what we are anticipating to be a potential mass influx of people coming across the border,” Governor Abbott said during a Wednesday afternoon press conference in Weslaco, Texas. “All troopers, and specially trained National Guard, will be equipped with riot gear in case of caravan violence like what we have seen occur in Mexico.”
The governor said federal officials estimate the ending of the Title 42 protocol could lead to more than 500,000 migrants per month attempting to cross the border from Mexico. Historically, about 60 to 70 percent of migrant crossings occur in the five Texas-based Border Patrol sectors. This would mean Texas needs to prepare for more than 300,000 per month — roughly equal to the population of Corpus Christi.
In a DHS contingency plan reviewed by Breitbart Texas, under a section titled, Critical Assumptions, officials noted “ICE ATD [Alternative to Detention] will be implemented on a greater scale.” The footnote for this paragraph adds: --->READ MORE HERE
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