Abbott blasts Biden as he announces he’s sending 500 National Guard troops to secure the border

Texas Governor Greg Abbott blasted President Joe Biden while announcing to reporters he is sending 500 national guard troops to secure the U.S. border in Texas.

The move will be funded from Abbot’s $800 million Texas budget for border security.

Abbott told reporters Tuesday “we will work to step up and try to fill the gap that the federal government is leaving open by making sure we deploy every resource, whether it be Department of Public Safety or Texas National Guard, whatever we need to do.”

“There is a crisis on the Texas border right now with the overwhelming number of people coming across the border,” Abbott also said.

“This crisis is a result of President Biden’s open border policies,” he continued “It invites illegal immigration and is creating a humanitarian crisis in Texas right now that will grow increasingly worse by the day.”

Per Texas Military Department Maj. Gen. Tracy Norris, the national guard has already been training for this deployment.

Norris said “we have been supporting the border for our governor and our federal and state partners for over 15 years.”

Abbott wrote on Twitter:

Today I met with Border Patrol Officers

Last year they apprehended about 90,000 people crossing the border illegally in the RGV.

This year that number already exceed 100,000.

I deployed @TexasGuard & DPS to crack down on cartels & human smuggling.

The Biden Admin. has created a disaster on the border.

Record 3,200 migrant children stuck in Border Patrol custody + many who are not children.

The federal government must fix this immediately.

I’ll be there with Texas solutions today.