The Texas Police Dept. sent reinforcements to the southern border to assist border patrol agents stop a new migrant caravan from attempting to cross a stretch of border with absolutely no form of barrier.
According to Breitbart, Police lined up their vehicles near Eagle Pass, Texas, to help Border Patrol agents stop the illegal crossing of caravan migrants who arrived in the Mexican border town of Piedras Negras last week.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott deployed additional Department of Public Safety (DPS) troopers to the region to assist in securing the border section that has no physical barriers to prevent illegal crossings.
“Texans ask: what’s going on at Eagle Pass?” Abbott tweeted. The governor’s tweet includes a photo showing a large number of DPS vehicles lined up with Border Patrol vehicles along the Rio Grande River near the border community.
Texans ask: what’s going on at Eagle Pass? Below is a picture & statement showing that TX Dept. of Public Safety is on top of it. As part of our border security plan we keep DPS on the border with boats & planes. They work with local & federal authorities to enforce the law. pic.twitter.com/R4m0K11jLf
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) February 7, 2019
Anna Giaritelli from the DC Examiner captured the video showing a long line of police vehicles providing a “show of force” along the border.
EAGLE PASS, TEXAS — More than 60 law enforcement vehicles lined up on the border in what Border Patrol is calling a “show of force” to warn caravan migrants who are just over the Rio Grande River in Piedras Negras against illegally crossing pic.twitter.com/wXopZp8etu
— Anna Giaritelli (@Anna_Giaritelli) February 10, 2019
President Donald Trump also re-assigned 250 active duty military personnel to the Eagle Pass area to assist in securing the some areas that have no physical barrier or infrastructure in place.
A convoy of Texas DPS troopers head to the state’s border with Mexico to help stop the crossing of caravan migrants. (Photo courtesy of OathKeepers.org)
DPS troopers and Border Patrol agents team up to secure the border near Eagle Pass, Texas. (Photo: JULIO CESAR AGUILAR/AFP/Getty Images)