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Texas Legislature 2021

Bill tripling Texas’ border security budget and allocating $750 million to wall construction becomes law

Gov. Greg Abbott said Texas was stepping up to do the federal government’s job after Biden’s immigration policies had “opened the floodgates” to illegal immigration and crime.

A portion of an unfinished border wall stands near the U.S. and Mexico border in Del Rio on July 22, 2021.

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Immigration Politics State government Border Budget Dan Patrick Greg Abbott