WATCH LIVE: Gov. Abbott to debut Texas border wall construction in Rio Grande City

FILE - In this June 8, 2021, file photo, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott speaks at a news conference in Austin, Texas. The Biden administration on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021 sued Texas over new voting rules that outlasted a summer of dramatic protests by Democrats, who face fading hopes of overhauling the nation's election laws in response to a wave of restrictive new measures in Republican-led states. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File) (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

RIO GRANDE CITY, Texas – Gov. Greg Abbott is holding a press briefing to debut the Texas border wall construction in Rio Grande City, along the Texas-Mexico border.

The press briefing is set to begin at 12 p.m., Saturday, at the construction site and will be livestreamed in the video player above.

According to a news release, the governor will be accompanied by Texas General Land Office (GLO) Commissioner George P. Bush, Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Director Steve McCraw, Texas Military Department (TMD) Adjutant General Tracy Norris, TMD Deputy Adjutant General Monie Ulis, Texas Facilities Commission (TFC) Executive Director Mike Novak, State Senator Kelly Hancock, Representatives James White and Ryan Guillen, and Starr County Sheriff Rene “Orta” Fuentes.

Abbott has been very vocal about his disagreement with President Joe Biden’s immigration policies, and last month, he ordered the creation of a “steel wall” with 20 shipping containers in Eagle Pass to prevent migrants from crossing over.

The containers stretched along the Texas side of the Rio Grande that passes directly under the Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras International Bridge, where thousands of Haitian migrants gathered in September for several days, seeking asylum.

We’ll bring more updates to this story as they become available.

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