Border Crisis

BASE AT THE BORDER! Texas Gov. Abbott Announces Military Base at Border to Fight Migrant Influx

posted by Hannity Staff - 2.19.24

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has announced a Forward Operating Base on 80 acres of land along the Rio Grande that will house up to 1,800 Texas National Guard soldiers, with the ability to accommodate an additional 500, Abbott’s office stated.

“Texas is expanding our border security capabilities by building a new Texas Military Department base camp to increase and improve border security operations in this area,” said Governor Abbott. “This will increase the ability for a larger number of Texas Military Department soldiers in Eagle Pass to operate more effectively and efficiently. Before now, the Texas National Guard had been scattered across this entire region in cramped quarters, away from fellow soldiers, and sometimes traveling long distances to do their job. This base camp is going to dramatically improve conditions for our soldiers. Texas would not be able to respond to President Biden’s border crisis without the brave men and women of the Texas National Guard, and it is essential to build this base camp for them.”

The Governor was joined by Adjutant General of Texas Major General Thomas Suelzer and Texas Border Czar Mike Banks.

“In addition to being able to house 1,800 troops in their own individual rooms, Forward Operating Base Eagle will also have surge capability of taking on 500 additional troops should we need to deploy the Texas Tactical Border Force to this area,” said Major General Suelzer. “In the coming weeks, we will also be expanding operations north and south of Eagle Pass, putting up additional barriers to fortify our border. We are also adding three more fan boats and expanding our drone program radar truck capabilities. Under Governor Abbott’s leadership, we are deploying every available resource and strategy to protect and defend Texas.”

“The key thing I want you to take away from this is that we are providing a better quality of life for our Texas National Guard soldiers,” said Border Czar Banks. “To see those numbers decrease in Texas, it’s a testament to what these soldiers and DPS are doing to secure the border. I applaud Governor Abbott for your leadership to stand up and do what the federal government continues to fail to do.”

Abbott shared news of the new military base on X.

“Texas is expanding our border security efforts by building a new Forward Operating Base in Eagle Pass. This base camp will house Texas National Guard soldiers deployed to respond to Biden’s border crisis. Texas will continue to use every tool and strategy to hold the line.”

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