Texas to Send 1,000 National Guard Troops to Mexico Border to Deal With ‘escalating Crisis'

This is a developing story. Check back in for updates. AUSTIN -- Citing an "escalating crisis at the border," Gov. Greg Abbott said Friday the state would send 1,000 additional National Guard troops to the deal with an influx of immigrants at the state's southern border - a deployment he said the federal government would fully reimburse. "All this is necessary because Congress refuses to do its job," Abbott said, as he made the announcement next to Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and House Speaker Dennis Bonnen. Abbott said the troops would assist federal immigration authorities at ports of entry and temporary holding facilities that have been overrun with migrants seeking asylum this year.   Continue reading...

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