Texas deploys National Guard members to border

Texas National Guard troops patrol the Border in El Paso, Texas, early Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Giovanna Dell'Orto)
Texas National Guard troops patrol the Border in El Paso, Texas, early Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Giovanna Dell’Orto)

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UPDATED 10:55 AM PT – Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Texas has deployed its National Guard to assist border patrol as cities prepare for an influx of illegal immigrants.

Lone Star State lawmakers deployed 500-guard-members to assist in patrolling the border early on Wednesday.

Troops positioned themselves on the banks of the Rio Grande. There, they erected wire-barriers and positioned their vehicles to deter migrants from crossing the river.

The Texas Military Department stated that the deployment is part of Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s (R-Texas) “enhanced border security effort.”

While the Supreme Court temporarily blocked the lifting of Title 42 this week, Conservatives argued that when it is lifted, a surge in migrants will overwhelm state resources. Abbott is among those who joined the appeal to prevent Title 42 from ending.