With another migrant caravan marching toward the United States, Texas Police are forming an incredible “Trump wall.”
Police are lining up their vehicles near Eagle Pass, Texas, to help U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents combat illegal aliens from crossing into the nation.
Texas GOP Governor Greg Abbott took to Twitter to share an image of the police forming a wall with their vehicles and said additional Department of Public Safety troopers have been deployed to the region to assist in securing the border section that does not have a physical barrier.
“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,” Abbott wrote.
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
Washington Examiner reporter Anna Giaritelli tweeted a video over the weekend of the police forming the wall, which is undoubtedly a clear message that Texas is going to defend the border.
Check out her video below:
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
Texas police joining the border patrol to help stop the invasion! This is a crisis!!! https://t.co/IXNJJ9Fwnn
— David J Harris Jr (@DavidJHarrisJr) February 11, 2019
Here’s more from Breitbart on the area and need to secure the border:
Prior to the arrival of the nearly 2,000 Central American caravan migrants last week, the Del Rio Sector already witnessed a 364 percent increase in the number of migrant families apprehended in the sector. Eagle Pass falls under the jurisdiction of the Del Rio Sector.
The apprehension of migrant families in the sector from 712 in the first four months of Fiscal Year 2018 to 3,307 this year. The apprehension of unaccompanied minors also jumped by 66 percent this year, according to the Southwest Border Migration report released late last week.
In addition to the strong law enforcement presence, President Donald Trump re-assigned 250 active duty military personnel to the Eagle Pass area to assist in securing the border region that has no physical barrier infrastructure in place.
If Congress doesn’t reach an agreement on border security by Feb. 15, part of the federal government will shutdown again.
While Democrats are doing everything imaginable to prevent Trump from building the wall on the southern border between the United States and Mexico — which experts argue would keep the nation safer — Trump has a few options up his sleeve.
During a hearing last month before the House Armed Services Committee, Under-Secretary of Defense for Policy John Rood told Rep. Mo Brooks, R-AL, that there’s a loophole that would allow Trump to build the wall without Congress or having to declare a national emergency.
Rood and Brooks went on to discuss 10 U.S. Code § 284, which appears to indicate that the president of the United States can direct America’s military to build a wall.
In fact, Trump may even have a “Plan C.”
Lepor argues that several former president’s have used the “unobligated balances” and that there would be a clear precedent for Trump to do the same thing to build the wall.