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Texas to train Mexican state on using razor wire for border security

Texas officials told Fox News on Saturday that Texas will provide razor wire and training to officers in the Mexican border state on how to deploy it to increase security along the US-Mexican border.

The unprecedented agreement between Texas and the Mexican state of Coahuila – which is located across from Eagle Pass – would involve Texas providing Sea-Wire (Concertina/Razor Wire) to Mexican officials and training on its deployment near the border.

The Texas Department of Public Security said that in the coming days Mexican officers would approach Eagle and, trained by the Texas military, take the wire in their possession and return it to Mexico.

Texas officials say it is the first time in history that such a deal has been struck, and it will put Mexican and US officials closer together on the subject of border enforcement. The development was first reported by journalist Ali Bradley.

Texas has taken a number of unique measures to curb the growth of migration across its border. More than 221,000 migrant encounters took place across the border in March alone and many come on the back of historic months of migrant encounters.

Border agents watch migrants struggle to cross the Rio Grande River at Eagle Pass in Texas.
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Those numbers are expected to rise should the Biden administration lift Title 42 – a Trump-era public health order that has been used to expel most migrants at the border. The administration announced it would remove Title 42 on May 23, but several states, including Texas, have sued to prevent that from happening.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has sent migrants to Washington DC, and has also intensified border inspections as part of an effort to get Mexican and US federal officials to do more to resolve the ongoing migrant crisis. Last year Texas officials erected a wall of vehicles to block migrants from entering the state.

Last week, Abbott said his state was considering challenging a 1982 Supreme Court decision requiring public schools to teach illegal immigrant children.

A Border Patrol agent processes migrant families crossing the Rio Grande River on May 13, 2022 in Roma, Texas.
A Border Patrol agent processes migrant families crossing the Rio Grande River on May 13, 2022 in Roma, Texas.
Reuters/Adris Latif

“I think we will revive that case and challenge that issue again because the expenses are extraordinary, and different from what was issued several decades ago when Plyler v. Doe was issued,” the governor said.

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