Texas to send military armored personnel carriers to the border to escalate enforcement: Report

Posted 13 days ago


Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's border mission will soon include armored personnel carriers as he steps up enforcement, days after invoking an "invasion" clause of both the U. S. Constitution and Texas Constitution to combat ongoing and overwhelming illegal immigration in the state.

The Texas Tribune reported that the Texas Military Department issued the order as part of Operation Lone Star. The National Guard will soon deploy 10 M113 armored personnel carrier vehicles to the border, the publication said.

Fox News Digital has reached out to the TMD and Abbott's office.

Around 50 soldiers will be trained to operate the APC's, small tracked vehicles designed to carry infantry troops in combat zones alongside tanks, while state officials will identify 10 positions to station them along the southern border.... (Read more)