Greg Abbott said Wednesday that he wants to nearly double state spending to improve security along the U.S.-Mexico border, proposing a “continuous surge” with 1,000 new boots on the ground and millions of dollars worth of high-tech equipment.
As governor, I will do what the federal government has failed to do. I will secure our border and enforce the rule of law
He called the proposal the “Securing Texans Plan.”
He also proposed new border patrol vehicles and boats with guns on them, as well as a drone-type airplane for surveillance.
“We must do more to keep Texas safe and we can,’” Abbott said. “I will fight to secure our families, our communities and our border.”