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Gov. Abbott Says Texas Will Build Their Own Border Wall

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Republican Gov. Greg Abbott said he will soon reveal a plan to construct a wall along Texas’s border with Mexico.

Abbott made the announcement to law enforcement officers, county judges, and mayors during a “border security summit” in the border city of Del Rio on Thursday.

“I will announce next week the plan for the state of Texas to begin building the border wall in the state of Texas,” Abbott said.

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“The border crisis is no laughing matter,” he said. “It’s not a tourism site for members of Congress to visit and then return to D. C. and do nothing.”

Abbott insisted “change is needed” as border towns in his state struggle with the effects of migrants flooding into the country.

“One thing we know and that is a border crisis is plaguing the farmers, the ranchers, the residents of the entire border region,” Abbott said, detailing a burden local police have been experiencing.

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