Texas will provide authorities in a Mexican border state with barbed wire and train on how to use it to increase security at the U.S.-Mexico border, Texas officials told Fox News on Saturday.
The unprecedented agreement between Texas and the Mexican state of Coahuila — which lies across from Eagle Pass — will see Texas providing Mexican authorities with C-wire (accordion/barbed wire) and training for its use near the border.
The Texas Department of Public Safety said Mexican officials will come to Eagle Pass in the coming days and be trained by the Texas military, take possession of the wire and bring it back to Mexico.
Texas officials say it is the first time in history that such a deal has been struck, and it will bring Mexican and U.S. authorities together on the issue of border enforcement. The journalist Ali Bradley first reported on the development.
Texas has taken a unique set of measures to halt the wave of migration at its border. In March alone, there were more than 221,000 migrant encounters across the border, reflecting a number of historic months of migrant encounters.
Those numbers are expected to rise should the Biden administration repeal Title 42 — a Trump-era health regulation that deported a majority of migrants at the border. The government announced it would repeal Title 42 on May 23, but a number of states, including Texas, have sued to prevent it.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has been busing migrants into Washington DC and also beefing up border controls to urge Mexican and US federal agencies to do more to solve the ongoing migrant crisis. Last year, Texas officials erected a wall of vehicles to block migrants from entering the state.
Last week, Abbott said his state was considering challenging a 1982 Supreme Court ruling that required public schools to educate illegal immigrant children.
“I think we’re going to revive this case and challenge this issue again because the expenses are extraordinary and the times are different than when Plyler v. Doe many decades ago,” the governor said.
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