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Texas Governor Announces $5.1 Billion Plan to Secure Border with Mexico Using “Water-Based Barrier” of Buoys in Rio Grande

Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced Thursday that the state will be taking steps to secure its border with Mexico with a “water-based barrier” of buoys in the Rio Grande, as well as a “virtual wall” of drones, sensors, and other technology. Abbott also signed six bills related to border security, aimed at increasing law enforcement presence, providing resources to local law enforcement, and increasing penalties for human smuggling. The governor said that the state is committed to ensuring the safety of its citizens and will continue to take steps to secure the border.