Waco, TX – According to the state officials, the deployment of the new Texas Tactical Border Force represents the third phase of the Governor’s increased border security mission as President Biden ends Title 42.
Following the press conference, two units of hundreds of trained service members departed for the border to El Paso and the Rio Grande Valley.
The same operation is planned tomorrow, with two more elements of hundreds of soldiers deploying to the Rio Grande Valley.
State officials also announced that Gov. Abbott is enhancing Texas’ unprecedented border security efforts with the tactical deployment of hundreds of Texas National Guard soldiers to join the thousands already deployed as part of Operation Lone Star and serve on the new border force for targeted responses as the nation braces for an expected spike in illegal immigration.
The Governor was joined at the press conference by Texas Border Czar Mike Banks, Adjutant General of the Texas Military Department Major General Thomas Suelzer, and Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steve McCraw.