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(Breitbart) Texas Department of Public Safety officials confirmed the deployment of additional state troopers and National Guard resources to the Rio Grande. The response comes as more than 24,000 Venezuelan migrants crossed the border during the past two weeks.
Breitbart Texas observed a large number of DPS Highway Patrol vehicles and National Guard trucks deploying to the banks of the Rio Grande near Brownsville on Saturday. Governor Greg Abbott ordered the special response force to the border as nearly 2,000 Venezuelan migrants cross the border from Matamoros, Tamaulipas, each day.
DPS spokesman Lt. Chris Olivarez told Breitbart Texas on Saturday evening that the deployment of state troopers and members of the National Guard are being placed along the river to act as a deterrent to migrants attempting to crossVIDEOS: Texas Deploys More Troopers, National Guard to Border as 24K Migrants Cross in 2 Weeks