Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announces Plan to Build Border Wall and Arrest Migrants

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CNN) — Texas will begin building its own border wall and next week will begin arresting migrants who trespass on private property, Republican Gov. Greg Abbott announced Thursday. “Change is needed to fix the border crisis,” Abbott said. The order was one of several new initiatives announced by Abbott during the Border Security Summit, including appropriating $1 billion for border security, asking the federal government for relief for landowners and creating a task force on border security. Abbott said he would provide more details on the border wall next week. Texas will begin building its own border wall and next week will begin arresting migrants who trespass on private property, Republican Gov. Greg Abbott announced June 10. (Photo Credit: Lynda M. Gonzalez/Pool//Getty Images) He also spoke of a disaster declaration he had issued last week, which directed the state’s Department of Public Safety to enforce both federal and state criminal laws, including criminal trespassing, smuggling and human trafficking while having Texas Health and Human Services Commission take “all necessary steps” to discontinue the state licensure of “any child care facility that shelters or detains unlawful immigrants” under a contract with the federal government. Abbott said the effort to jail migrants...

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