Texas National Guard

Texas Governor Orders 1000 National Guard Troops to Border

Texas Governor Greg Abbott ordered 1,000 National Guard Troops to the Mexican border Friday. The troops are tasked with supplemental staffing for new detention facilities being built by the Department of Homeland Security to free up Border Patrol agents.

Texas National Guard in the Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Sector - Photo: Bob Price/Breitbart Texas

PHOTOS: Troops Strengthen Border Security, Says Texas Governor

Texas Governor Greg Abbott told members of the state’s National Guard that their presence will strengthen border security and make a meaningful difference. The governor ordered 1,400 Texas National Guardsmen to the border in response to President Donald Trumps call for additional security measures.

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250 Texas National Guard Members Heading to Border

The State of Texas is sending 250 members of the National Guard to the Mexican border in response to a request from President Donald Trump. The announcement by Brigadier General Tracy Norris, Texas Army National Guard commander, followed the president’s

Texas National Guard in the Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Sector - Photo: Bob Price/Breitbart Texas

Feds to Fund Texas Border Security Efforts

The Trump Administration is providing funding for the Texas National Guard’s efforts to assist in securing the state’s border with Mexico. This follows more than three years of the Obama Administration’s refusal to help with any funding for Texas’ border security operations.

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Texas National Guard’s ‘Operation Crackdown’ Impacts Border Community

The Texas National Guard recently completed its third “Operation Crackdown” operation in the border town of Laredo. The program provides assistance in clearing out properties proven to be connected to the drug trade. During this two-week operation, members of the TNG Counterdrug Task Force demolished twenty-six structures for the city.

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Texas Leaders Call on Feds to Stop Border Security Cuts

Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott and Democrat U.S. Representative Henry Cuellar joined forces in a bi-partisan effort to stop President Obama’s administration from cutting border security resources along the U.S./Mexico border.

A Border Patrol agent points out an area of possible illegal activity to a National Guard aviator along the Texas-Mexico border July 17, 2013. National Guardsmen from across the country assist Customs and Border Protection in disrupting transnational criminal organizations and drug trafficking organizations by conducting aerial detection and monitoring …

Rick Perry’s Record on the Border

Nearly one year ago, then Texas Governor Rick Perry announced he was sending 1,000 soldiers from the Texas National Guard to “secure the border.” This action came during Perry’s last half of his fourteen years as Texas’ governor. Perry’s inconsistent record on border security and illegal immigration contains action, rhetoric and inaccurate assertions, as examined below.

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Quick Response from Texas National Guard Saves Lives

Members of the Texas National Guard (TNG) responded quickly to rising flood waters in North Texas after a weekend of predicted severe weather. The Guardsmen used a Blackhawk medical helicopter to lift a pregnant woman and a baby to safety. They then quickly moved to the nearby home of the woman’s grandmother and rescued her on Mother’s Day.

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Static Between Straus and Patrick on Border Security Plan

Texas’ top statewide officials are not seeing eye to eye on the critical issue of border security. Public statements by Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick (R) and Speaker of the House Joe Straus (R-San Antonio) seemed to indicate static between the leaders of the two chambers of the Legislature, and Breitbart Texas was unable to confirm if Patrick, Straus, or Governor Greg Abbott had communicated with each other before a press conference held by Patrick on Tuesday at the Capitol.

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