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Texas Governor Sends Highway Patrol, National Guard to Block Migrants at Border

Texas Governor Greg Abbott deployed a contingent of Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Highway Patrol troopers to stop the free flow of mostly Haitian migrants from crossing the Rio Grande. The force of nearly 1,000 troopers and National Guard soldiers entered the makeshift migrant camp housing nearly 15,000 migrants under the Del Rio International Bridge.

Dozens of Texas DPS Highway Patrol vehicles line up to stop the flow of migrants into the makeshift camp in Del Rio, Texas. (Photo: Texas Department of Public Safety)

Feds Ask Texas to Help with Del Rio Bridge Detention Camp Crisis

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials requested help from Texas officials to stem the growing humanitarian crisis in Del Rio where more than 9,000 migrants are detained under a bridge. Texas Governor Greg Abbott responded by sending additional DPS troopers and National Guard units to “shut down six ports of entry” and “stop the caravans from overrunning our state.”

Thousand of migrants are detained under the Del Rio International Bridge. (Staff Photo: Congressman Tony Gonzales)

Texas Governor to Sign Bill Stopping PR Bonds for Violent Criminal Suspects

Texas Governor Greg Abbott will sign the Damon Allen Act into law on Monday to stop the release on personal bonds of suspects charged with violent offenses. The bill honors Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Damon Allen who was murdered in 2017 by a man released on a low bond who had previously been convicted for assaulting a public servant.

Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Damon Allen

Texas Governor Greg Abbott Signs Bill Fighting Social Media Censorship

Governor of Texas Greg Abbott (R) has signed a bill into law aimed at stopping social media companies from censoring their users on the basis of their political viewpoints. The law designates the Masters of the Universe as common carriers, a crucial legal distinction in the fight against political censorship.

FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2018 file photo, Texas Governor Greg Abbott smiles before a gubernatorial debate against his Democratic challenger Lupe Valdez at the LBJ Library in Austin, Texas. Decisions about health care and education will top the agenda in many state capitols as lawmakers convene in new …

New Texas Law Eases Burden in Prosecuting Human Smugglers

A new Texas law makes it easier to prosecute human smugglers by removing the requirement to prove the intent to obtain a “pecuniary benefit.” The bill also makes it a 3rd Degree Felony to “assist, guide, or direct” migrants to enter or remain on agricultural land without the consent of the owner.

Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents arrest three Chinese migrants and an alleged human smuggler near Madero, Texas. (Photo: Bob Price/Breitbart Texas)