Texas to receive federal funding for border security operation

Gov. Greg Abbott made the announcement on Monday that Texas will receive federal funding for Operation Secure Texas (Cropped Photo: Bruno Sanchez-Andrade Nuño / CC BY 2.0)

The state of Texas will receive federal funding in support of Operation Secure Texas, a border security effort between the Texas Department of Public Safety, the Texas National Guard, and federal law enforcement.

Gov. Greg Abbott made the announcement on Monday, saying that Texas National Guard troops will transition to federal orders later this month.

“The taxpayers of Texas have funded border security, a federal responsibility, for far too long,” said Governor Abbott. “I am grateful that the federal government and Congressional appropriators are stepping up and dedicating additional resources to provide for the safety and security of all Texans."

Operation Secure Texas was launched in 2014 "to secure Texas’ border with Mexico."

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