Gov. Greg Abbott delivers remarks Thursday at border security briefing

Gov. Greg Abbott delivers remarks at a border security briefing in the Rio Grande Valley with attorneys general from across the country. (KSAT)

WESLACO, Texas – Gov. Greg Abbott delivered remarks at a border security briefing Thursday in Weslaco attended by 12 state attorneys general from across the nation.

Abbott emphasized the importance Texas’ collaboration with other state attorneys general to secure the border and to keep communities safe, noting that border security is an issue that affects all Americans. Abbott also proposed an action item to attorneys general to crack down on social media outlets that facilitate human trafficking.

“Texas is responding in full force to the Biden administration’s failure to address the disaster at our border, and our efforts are made stronger by the collaboration with other state leaders from across the country,” Abbott said. “Like Texas, the attorneys general here today are working night and day to provide the safety and security Americans demand and deserve, and I thank them for their support and continued efforts to secure our border and to keep communities across America safe.”

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steve McCraw also delivered remarks at the briefing.

The following attorneys general were in attendance:

  • Alaska Attorney General Treg Taylor
  • Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge
  • Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody
  • Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita
  • Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt
  • Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch
  • Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt
  • Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen
  • Oklahoma Attorney General John O’Connor
  • South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg
  • Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes
  • West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey

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