Guard deployment

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced on Friday the state will send an additional 1,000 Texas National Guard troops to assist the Department of Homeland Security and Customs and Border Patrol along the southern border.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Friday he has authorized an additional 1,000 Texas National Guard troops to assist the Department of Homeland Security and Customs and Border Patrol with “the escalating humanitarian crisis at the southern border.”

In the past three weeks, more than 45,000 individuals from 52 countries have been apprehended illegally crossing the border into Texas, according to the statement by the governor.

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