Texas: Governor Abbott Hosts 45th President Donald J. Trump For A Border Security Briefing In Eagle Pass

~ Eagle Pass, Texas - Governor Greg Abbott welcomed former President Donald J. Trump to the Texas-Mexico border today for a border security briefing with state officials. The two leaders toured portions of Texas' comprehensive border security operations at Shelby Park and discussed the unprecedented actions taken by Texas to secure the border in President Biden's absence.

During the briefing, Governor Abbott expressed his concerns about the current state of the border, stating that "The United States of America is dealing with more deadly consequences than we have in our entire lifetime because of President Biden's open border policies." He also praised former President Trump for implementing effective policies that led to the lowest illegal border crossings in four decades. However, he criticized President Biden for eliminating these policies and failing to address the ongoing crisis.

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President Trump echoed Governor Abbott's sentiments, stating that "Texas is very secure, and it is going to be even more secure by the time you finish." He also commended Governor Abbott for stepping up and taking action to secure the border.

The press conference was attended by National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) President Brandon Judd, Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Deputy Director Freeman Martin, Texas Adjutant General Major General Thomas Suelzer, and Texas Border Czar Mike Banks. These officials highlighted the various tools and strategies deployed by Operation Lone Star to secure the Texas-Mexico border.

Deputy Director Martin praised DPS troopers for their efforts under Operation Lone Star to stop the flow of fentanyl into the country. He revealed that over 468 million lethal doses of fentanyl have been seized by Texas law enforcement - enough to kill every man, woman, and child in America.

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Major General Suelzer then briefed former President Trump on the work being done by the Texas National Guard to protect and defend the border in light of President Biden's absence. He specifically mentioned their efforts at Shelby Park which have helped curb illegal crossings.

Border Czar Banks also praised Operation Lone Star's border security measures, which have resulted in a decrease in illegal border crossings into Texas. He credited the efforts of Texas National Guard soldiers and DPS troopers for this success.

Governor Abbott also took the opportunity to update former President Trump on Texas' ongoing border security efforts. He reiterated his commitment to securing the border and announced plans to build a Forward Operating Base in the Del Rio sector to house Texas National Guard soldiers responding to President Biden's border crisis.

The press conference concluded with Governor Abbott and former President Trump emphasizing the need for President Biden to take action and address the ongoing crisis at the border. They both expressed their gratitude for former President Trump's visit and his support for Texas' efforts to secure the border.

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