Governor Greg Abbott announces funding for border security program

LAREDO, Texas (KGNS) - A program that provides more security along the Texas/Mexico border will continue.

Governor Greg Abbott announced that Texas will be receiving more funding from the federal government in support of Operation Secure Texas.

The initiative is a coordinated effort between DPS, Texas National Guard and Federal law enforcement to secure Texas border with Mexico.

Abbott also announced that Texas National Guardsman and women currently serving in support of Operation Secure Texas will transition to federal order beginning in late July.

In a statement, Governor Abbott says, “The taxpayers of Texas have funded border security for far too long. I am grateful that the federal government is stepping up and dedicating additional resources to provide for the safety and security of all Texans.”

Operation Secure Texas launched back in 2014.

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