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Abbott debuts Texas border wall construction in Rio Grande City
Gov. Greg Abbott has debuted the construction of a part of the Texas border wall in Rio Grande City six months after he announced Texas would be building its own border wall.
“Texas is taking what truly is unprecedented action by any state ever for a state to build a wall on our border to secure the sovereignty of the United States as well as our own state,” Abbott said Saturday. “And this unprecedented action is needed for one single reason, and that’s because the Biden administration has failed to do its job as required by law as passed by Congress to enforce the immigration laws of the United States of America.”
Abbott cited the untold number of people being trafficked across the border as part of a massive modern-day slavery endeavor, and the unprecedented amount of drugs being smuggled into the country.
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has confiscated enough fentanyl to kill everyone living in Texas, California, New York, Illinois and Florida, Abbott said. Citing a report that came out Friday, Abbott said, the number one cause of death for Americans between the ages of 18 and 45 “isn’t COVID-19, car wrecks, or cancer, it’s fentanyl.