Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Texas to send armored military vehicles to Mexico border to ‘repel’ migrants

Mexico border to ‘repel’ migrants

Texas will deploy military armored personnel carriers along its border with Mexico as part of a plan to “repel” undocumented migrants trying to enter the United States, authorities said Monday.
The announcement came just a month before a COVID-19 health measure blocking asylum-seekers from entering the country ends, and which may lead to a surge of asylum seekers who are waiting in Mexico.

Republican Texas Governor Greg Abbott has announced that he will deal with that as though it were an “invasion.”

“The Texas National Guard... is deploying x10 M113 Armored Personnel Carriers to the southern Texas-Mexico border, as well as increasing aircraft flights and security efforts,” said a statement sent to AFP by the Texas Military Department.

“These actions are part of a larger strategy to use every available tool to fight back against the record-breaking level of illegal immigration.

“The Texas National Guard is taking unprecedented measures to safeguard our border and to repel and turn-back immigrants trying to cross the border illegally.”

The migration of people from across Latin America to the United States via the Mexico border has increased in recent months. (afp)


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