TTPF delegates to visit border crisis site near Del Rio, in response to Abbott’s disaster declaration

Coalition will assess impacts of region's border disaster

Washington, D.C. – From June 3 through June 5, more than a dozen members of the Texas Public Policy Foundation-spearheaded Border Security Coalition will visit the southern border city of Del Rio, Texas. They will meet with several officials and examine firsthand the effects of the border crisis on citizens of Del Rio and the surrounding areas. The visit is a result of Governor Greg Abbott issuing a disaster declaration in counties throughout the State of Texas’ border region.

“Like many border communities, Del Rio is on the front lines of a crisis that continues to spiral out of control as unprecedented numbers of migrants cross into the country illegally,” said former Congressman John Hostettler, TPPF’s Vice President of Federal Affairs. “The citizens of communities like Del Rio are bearing the brunt of the immediate consequences of this disaster, as Border Patrol agents and local law enforcement are overwhelmed and receive little help from Washington. Del Rio is a microcosm of what is happening in towns up and down the border, all because of the Biden administration’s deliberate provocation of this crisis with no end in sight.”

On Thursday, June 3, the delegation will arrive in Del Rio. On Friday, June 4, they will be briefed on the crisis by local law enforcement and travel to border crossing areas, including sections of unfinished border wall where migrants can cross over easily into the United States. They will also visit a migrant processing center and partake in a town hall with many local officials and residents from Val Verde County and neighboring Crockett, Comstock, Edwards and Kinney counties.