border security

Governor Abbott held roundtable on border security in Weslaco

The discussion was part of the one-year anniversary of Operation Lone Star

AUSTIN, Texas – On Thursday, Governor Greg Abbott held a roundtable on border security in Weslaco. The roundtable was part of the one-year anniversary of Operation Lone Star. Top officials from state agencies, law enforcement and military joined the Governor,…

Governor Abbott to deliver remarks at border security briefing

Attorneys general from across the country will join the governor

AUSTIN, Texas – Governor Abbott plans to deliver remarks at a border security briefing on Thursday at 12:30 p.m. Attorneys general from across the country will join him for the briefing in Weslaco, Texas. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and…

Thousands of migrants gather near the border town of Del Rio

Del Rio Mayor Bruno Lozano held a press conference to make the public aware of the growing problem taking place at the border

DEL RIO, Texas - Migrants continue to arrive at the U.S. Mexico border with their numbers rising to more than 10,000. As the situation gains more concern, the mayor of…

Governor Abbott and Texas National Guard increasing efforts to secure border

The Texas National Guard is now authorized to enforce Texas law, including arresting people who have crossed the border illegally

AUSTIN, Texas - Governor Greg Abbott is working with the Texas National Guard to increase efforts to secure the border. The Guard is now authorized to enforce Texas law, including arresting people who have crossed the border illegally and violated…

Governor Abbott releases Special Session agenda for Thursday, July 8

Here is what will be included in the Special Session

AUSTIN, Texas - Today, Governor Greg Abbott issued a proclamation that identifies eleven agenda items for the Special Session that begins at 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 8. "The 87th Legislative Session was a monumental success for the people of…

'Texas is stepping up to get the job done by building the border wall'

Governor Abbott announces border wall construction strategy

AUSTIN, Texas - On Wednesday, June 16, Governor Greg Abbott held a press conference in Austin, where he announced many key components of the State of Texas' plan to build a border wall. The press conference follows the Governor's Border…

Governor Greg Abbott to provide update on border security in Fort Worth

Will be joined by Colonel Steve McCraw and Tarrant County Sheriff Bill Waybourn

AUSTIN, Texas - On Thursday, May 27, Governor Greg Abbott will hold a press conference at the Tarrant County Sheriff's Office in Fort Worth, Texas at 12 p.m. The press conference will provide an update on the state's efforts to…

Kushner building immigration plan

White House adviser Jared Kushner's proposal to reform the US legal immigration system will be broken into two parts: one focused on border security and the other on legal immigration, according to a senior administration official.