WATCH LIVE: Beto O'Rourke in the Valley to address Abbott's DPS directive

9 months 3 weeks 3 days ago Monday, April 11 2022 Apr 11, 2022 April 11, 2022 1:21 PM April 11, 2022 in News - Local
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Beto O'Rourke will be in the Valley on Tuesday to address Gov. Greg Abbott's directive for enhanced safety inspections of commercial vehicles at the border. 

The press conference is expected to begin at 11:30 a.m. and will be livestreamed in this article, as well as on our KRGV Facebook and YouTube pages. 

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Last week, the governor ordered the Texas Department of Public Safety to conduct enhanced safety inspections of commercial vehicles coming into Texas from Mexico, a move aimed at stopping the smuggling of migrants, drugs and other contraband. The directive comes after the Biden administration announced the May 23 ending of Title 42, a Trump-era policy that allowed officials to turn away migrants at the border due to COVID-19 concerns.

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In a statement, O'Rourke said the directive is "hurting the Texas economy, exacerbating supply chain disruptions, and harming small businesses by causing incredibly long wait times for trucks at international bridges." 

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