Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Wednesday the state is putting $1 billion in its budget to strengthen border security because the federal government, under President Joe Biden’s administration, has failed to do so.
”Building the wall in Texas has officially begun,” Abbott, a Republican, said at a press conference Wednesday as he signed a letter to hire a project manager.
Abbott also signed a letter giving $250 million as a ”down payment” for the construction.
”It’s a quarter of a billion dollars. It’s more than enough to hire the project manager and the contractors and begin building the wall,” he said.
Abbott said Texas residents are suffering from the increase in crossings made worse by the current administration.
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