Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott’s border mission will soon include armored personnel carriers as he steps up enforcement, days after invoking a “trespassing” clause of both the US and New York Constitutions. Texas to combat the continuing and overwhelming illegal immigration into the state.
The Texas Tribune reported that the Texas Military Department issued the order as part of Operation Lone Star. The National Guard will soon deploy 10 M113 armored personnel carriers to the border, according to the publication.
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Fox News Digital has contacted the TMD and Abbott office.
About 50 soldiers will be trained to operate the APCs, small tracked vehicles designed to transport infantry troops in combat zones along with tanks, while state officials will identify 10 positions to station them along the southern border.
“These actions are part of a broader strategy to use all available tools to fight the record level of illegal immigration,” the department said in a statement. “The Texas National Guard is taking unprecedented steps to safeguard our border and to repel and push back immigrants attempting to cross the border illegally.”
Abbott launched Operation Lone Star in March 2021 in a joint effort between the National Guard and the Texas Department of Public Safety to combat illegal immigration and border crime.
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It has also bused thousands of illegal immigrants to sanctuary cities in an effort to draw attention to the border amid the federal government’s lackluster response to record levels of illegal immigration.