Texas constructs border wall with shipping containers

HOUSTON, TEXAS - OCTOBER 27: Texas Governor Greg Abbott speaks during the Houston Region Business Coalition's monthly meeting on October 27, 2021 in Houston, Texas. Abbott spoke on Texas' economic achievements and gave an update on the state's business environment. (Photo by Brandon Bell/Getty Images)

HOUSTON, TEXAS – OCTOBER 27: Texas Governor Greg Abbott speaks during the Houston Region Business Coalition’s monthly meeting on October 27, 2021 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Brandon Bell/Getty Images)

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UPDATED 1:32 PM PT – Friday, November 5, 2021

Texas is filling gaps in the border wall with repurposed shipping containers, creating their own makeshift border wall.

In an interview on Thursday, Texas Rep. Troy Nehls (R) praised the undertaking, saying that Gov. Greg Abbott (R-Texas) has found a resourceful way to curb the approaching caravan. He said they’re strategically placing the containers to channel migrants into areas where more police and Border Patrol agents are available.

“It’s a tool that the governor is using to try to help slow down, curb this invasion, this invasion that we’re seeing at our southern border,” said Nehls.

There is a total of 1,250 miles of border in Texas. Nehls said it’s a lot of area to cover, but Texas is doing the federal government’s job for them because they refuse to do it on their own.

Gov. Abbott said in an interview that they begin by dropping the large containers down on locations that could be used by caravans as crossings and they are meant to serve as a “blockade to prevent them from coming across the border.”

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