Texas Gov. Greg Abbott launched a video Saturday of Texas National Guard “gearing up” on the U.S. southern border in response to a big migrant caravan approaching the U.S. southern border.

“Texas National Guard is gearing up at the border for increased caravans attempting to cross the border caused by Biden’s open border policy,” Abbott tweeted. “They are working with the Texas Dept. of Public Safety to seal surge locations at the border & arrest trespassers.”

Abbott made an analogous tweet Sept. 28, writing, “Texas National Guard surge transports tactical vehicles to the border. The @TexasGuard continues to surge equipment & personnel to the Texas border to provide more support to address Biden’s ongoing crisis. Texas is securing the border.”

Abbot’s transfer comes as a large migrant caravan makes its method towards the U.S. southern border. In October, the Texas National Guard is doubling the quantity on the border by stationing roughly 2,500 troops.


Tracy Norris, who’s the adjutant common of the Texas Military Department and commander of the Texas National Guard, told native ABC outlet KVUE that Abbott intends to stymie unlawful medicine, unlawful immigration and human trafficking.

“It will assist their situation,” Norris stated concerning the surge. “More resources to the border, especially based on what’s happened in the last couple of weeks.”

Abbott additionally plans a fence alongside the border, which Norris stated “will give you time to react because that’s what it’s about: it is about figuring out where people are trying to get across. If you slow them down and you can detect them with technology, then you have less people, but you can react a lot quicker to wherever they’re trying to get across.”

Norris additionally stated he has “never seen the border like this. … One of our soldiers described it as like a Six Flags that in some places they’ll be lined up to come across.”