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.”
Texas is building a border wall.
The Texas Facilities Commission expects sections of the wall to be built by the end of the year.
We'll continue to do everything we can to protect Texans & secure the border. pic.twitter.com/OFxiT8mgZ2
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) October 29, 2021