Tennessee Governor Lee joins 12 other governors in supporting Texas in securing the southern border

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (planetnewspost.com) – Gov. Bill Lee, along with 12 other governors, recently convened with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to address the concerning issue of President Joe Biden’s open border policies.

On Sunday, the governors gathered at the U.S.-Mexico border to share the latest progress on Operation Lone Star. Texas’ response to the perceived failure of the Biden administration in securing the southern border.

According to a media release, Gov. Lee has announced that Tennessee will be sending additional troops to the border. The Tennessee Department of Military will work with Texas to establish a timeline for deployment, and the first group of Tennessee National Guard members is expected to be sent within the next 60 days.

According to Lee, the impact of the open border policy is widely recognized by all of us. We have come together to work collaboratively and extend our support to Texas, as well as ensure the safety and security of people nationwide. The open border experiment has been a disastrous failure for America, highlighting the urgent need for effective leadership on this matter.

The briefing occurred at Shelby Park in Eagle Pass, Texas. As reported by KWTX, a local station, this 47-acre park holds significance beyond being a location where Texas has set up concertina wire to deter migrants from crossing. It is also the focal point of a constitutional dispute between the state and the federal government.

According to KWTX, the U.S. Supreme Court recently made a 5-4 decision in favor of the Biden Administration. This decision allows U.S. Border Patrol agents to cut the wire at the park in order to apprehend individuals who have crossed the river.

Governor Abbott spearheaded the conference, joined by Deputy Director Freeman Martin of the Texas Department of Public Safety, Major General Thomas Suelzer of the Texas National Guard, and Texas Border Czar Mike Banks.

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