Texas deploys 400 National Guard to deal with border disaster in El Paso

by WorldTribune Staff / 247 Real News December 20, 2022

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott ordered the deployment of 400 National Guard troops to El Paso to assist with a border catastrophe created by Joe Biden’s open border policies.

A C-130J was used to deploy Texas National Guard to the El Paso Sector. / Texas Military Department

The Texas Military Department tweeted photos of two C-130J aircraft arriving in El Paso with approximately 400 National Guard soldiers. The stated mission for the deployment is to assist in “deterring illegal migrants from Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico, into the United States.”

Texas state officials said the deployment is in response to the Disaster Declaration issued by El Paso Mayor Oscar Leeser on Saturday.

El Paso Sector Border Patrol officials released more than 10,000 migrants in El Paso during the past week. The city does not have the capacity to accommodate all of the migrants, and many were forced to sleep in the streets amid freezing temperatures, reports say.

A dashboard published by the City of El Paso indicates that Border Patrol agents continue to apprehend nearly 1,600 migrants per day. More than 600 are being released to the city on a daily basis.

Texas officials said they also have a response team from the 236th Military Police Company on standby to deploy to other parts of the Texas-Mexico border where surges of migrants could occur if Title 42 is ended.

A court had ordered the end of Title 42 on Dec. 21, but that was put on hold by U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts on Monday. Roberts ordered the hold while the high court decides if it will hear the appeal brought by Republican attorneys general from 19 states.

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