Texas uses shipping containers to wall off Mexican border
TEXAS Governor Greg Abbott has tweeted a video announcing the state’s latest move to secure the Texas-Mexico border with 20 shipping containers along the riverbank next to the international bridge that connects Eagle Pass with Mexico.
Behind the containers, the images showed a fleet of Department of Public Safety patrol cars and dozens of officers standing guard, reports the Texas Tribune and the Corpus Christi Caller-Times.
Governor Abbott described it as a “steel wall” designed “to protect communities and property owners”.
He first said he would do this October 28 when he was a guest on Fox News, saying that the National Guard and state troopers began placing containers at potential migrant crossing points “to serve as a blockade.”
Governor Abbott directed state troopers to arrest migrants crossing the Rio Grande on state charges, deploying the National Guard to different parts of the border and suing the Biden administration for what he described as President Joe Biden’s open-border policies.