Texas Gov: We’ve Begun Building Our Own Border Wall

The Texas Tribune reports:

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott visited Starr County on Saturday to inaugurate the first stretch of a border wall being built by the state, calling it an “unprecedented” investment in border security. Construction crews on site said about 880 feet of barrier have been installed as of Saturday afternoon.

At a news conference in front of the new wall segment Saturday, Abbott condemned the federal government’s immigration policies — though some were extended from the Trump administration — and criticized President Joe Biden’s reversal of the efforts to build a barrier between the U.S. and Mexico.

Read the full article. Earlier this year Abbott launched a crowdfunding campaign so private citizens can directly contribute to the construction costs.