EAGLE PASS, Texas – The Texas National Guard and Department of Public Safety have put up a steel container wall along the Rio Grande River in Eagle Pass.
Gov. Greg Abbott tweeted a video Wednesday afternoon showing the shipping containers being placed along the banks.
Texas National Guard & Texas Dept. of Public Safety continue to create a steel wall along the southern border.— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) November 17, 2021
Large shipping containers, resources, & personnel are being used to protect communities & property owners.
Texas is securing the border. pic.twitter.com/ETHcLpt3qW
Abbott said the containers and other resources are being used to secure the border with Mexico.
The governor has long criticized the Biden administration over border security. He says he will do what the federal government won’t.
The @TXMilitary & @TxDPS have been exercising Steel Curtain maneuvers in Eagle Pass. Together, in support of @GovAbbott @GregAbbott_TX's #OperationLoneStar, our personnel and equipment, will be used to deter or repel those attempting to violate #Texas state laws along the border. pic.twitter.com/3FtUSLvLys— MG Tracy Norris (@MGTracyNorris) November 17, 2021