Abbott holds press conference on border wall, discusses construction plans

3 months 1 week 1 day ago Wednesday, June 16 2021 Jun 16, 2021 June 16, 2021 1:40 PM June 16, 2021 in News - Local

On Wednesday, Gov. Greg Abbott held a press conference in Austin to discuss further plans to increase border security and border wall construction.

Abbott's plans to build a border wall will come at the expense of Texas taxpayers. The governor announced that the state budget would allocate more than $1 billion to the border security project.

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Abbott officially signed off on a $250 million down payment during the press conference to begin the border wall construction process.

The governor said he plans to build the wall on state land, sending a letter to President Biden demanding the immediate return of any land taken by the federal government to build the border wall. 

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