Texas Gov Supports Sending Nat'l Guard to Border: 'There's a Mathematical Need For This'
Gov. Greg Abbott (R-Texas) said Monday that there is a "mathematical need" to deploy thousands of National Guard troops to secure the southern border and stymie the flow of illegal immigrants into the country.
Abbott said on "Fox & Friends" that the decision will have a meaningful impact on border security, and that the proof can be seen by similar actions taken by former Presidents Bush and Obama.
"Every time that we have increased the forces on the ground, there's been a decrease [in the amount of] cartel activity of the coyote activity," he said.
The president has said he wants to deploy up to 4,000 National Guard troops to secure the border between the U.S. and Mexico.
Because of the $700 & $716 Billion Dollars gotten to rebuild our Military, many jobs are created and our Military is again rich. Building a great Border Wall, with drugs (poison) and enemy combatants pouring into our Country, is all about National Defense. Build WALL through M!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 25, 2018
Abbott also praised the president's decision to sign an executive order ending catch and release over the weekend, calling it "another smart move."
Statement on @POTUS plan to deploy National Guard to border. Texas will continue to implement robust border security efforts to ensure the safety & security of our citizens. pic.twitter.com/FI9KH8JuOY
— Gov. Greg Abbott (@GovAbbott) April 4, 2018
Watch the segment above.