DEL RIO, TX – Gov. Greg Abbott has had enough with the invasion at the Texas-Mexico border and has officially closed six points of entry as well as placed a large DPS presence on the border.
"The sheer negligence of the Biden Administration to do their job and secure the border is appalling. I have directed the Department of Public Safety and the Texas National Guard to surge personnel and vehicles to shut down six points of entry along the southern border to stop these caravans from overrunning our state," stated Abbott.
"The border crisis is so dire that the U.S. Customs and Border Protection is requesting our help as their agents are overwhelmed by the chaos. Unlike President Biden, the State of Texas remains committed to securing our border and protecting Americans."
Texas Department of Public Safety Regional Director Victor Escalon said that all the points of entry to Del Rio, Texas, will be shut down due to the overwhelming number of migrants there.
"Six, seven days ago, Del Rio saw 400 migrants sitting, underneath the bridge, the (point of entry) in downtown Del Rio ... there's about 6,000 sitting there right now and more are coming," said Escalon.
"Before I came here today, my last instructions are, we're going to shut down all the POEs in Del Rio," he said, following an update on Operation Lone Star.
Earlier today the Mayor of Del Rio made a video pleading for the Biden administration and Homeland Security to answer their calls. The County Judge of Val Verde County claims they are in the position because of the Biden Administration: WATCH: Val Verde County Judge Says Biden is to Blame for the Invasion of Del Rio
Currently in Del Rio 8,000 illegals have gathered underneath the International bridge with more being expected to arrive in the morning.