Governor Jeff Landry announced that Louisiana National Guard troops would be dispatched to the US-Mexico border in support of Texas. Following a briefing on Operation Lone Star on Sunday, February 4, at which fourteen governors—including Texas Governor Greg Abbott—discussed their plans in response to the administration of Joe Biden’s alleged incapacity to secure the southern border, the announcement was made.
Texas to Get Assistance from the Louisiana National Guard for Border Security Despite Fears of Drug Inflow
Governor Landry raised concerns during the briefing at Shelby Park in Eagle Pass, Texas, on how porous borders invite drug trafficking and other illegal activities that endanger the safety of the entire country. He underlined the necessity of upholding immigration rules and declared Louisiana’s determination to support Texas in resolving the border issues.
In retaliation for Texas’ previous backing of Louisiana, Governor Landry has decided to dispatch troops from the Louisiana National Guard. Landry stressed that border security challenges require cooperative efforts and that the rule of law must be respected.
The Supreme Court’s decision on Border Wire ignites Abbott’s ongoing defense of Texas
A briefing on Operation Lone Star’s measures—like laying concertina wire to discourage illicit crossings—was held at Shelby Park, a 47-acre tract along the Rio Grande. The state and federal governments are engaged in a constitutional dispute that centers on this area. The U.S. Supreme Court concurred with the Biden administration in a recent 5-4 ruling, enabling Border Patrol personnel to break the wire in order to capture people who had across the river.
Governor Abbott reiterated his dedication to protecting border communities in the face of the Supreme Court’s ruling. He calls the current state of affairs a “invasion” and swears to keep up the struggle against federal agents. The governor’s steadfastness in defending Texas from alleged threats complicates the ongoing border talks as states attempt to balance local concerns with federal regulations.