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.
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.”