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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says state will build its own border wall

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday announced plans to build a wall along the state’s border with Mexico.

Abbott, a Republican, made the announcement during a “Border Security Summit” press conference in Del Rio, and said he would discuss the plan in more detail next week.

“It will help all of us to work on ways to stem the flow of unlawful immigration and to stem the flow of illegal contraband,” he told reporters.

Abbott also discussed a host of other initiatives, including a $1 billion allocation for border security in the state budget and a forthcoming “Governor’s Task Force on Border and Homeland Security,” the Texas Tribune reported.

President Biden, in his first month in office, paused construction of the border wall started by former President Donald Trump.

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