Authorized state forces to apprehend and transport migrants
Abbott orders to return migrants. Greg Abbott orders the Texas National Guard and state police to return migrants who cross into the U.S. from Mexico and to take them back to border crossings. The governor made this order on Thursday, claiming it is part of his goal to return “illegal people to the border to stop this criminal enterprise endangering our group.” Abbott previously locate the National Guard to the border to act as lookouts and report to the federal Border Patrol agents when they come across unauthorized migrants. Abbott’s order went into effect immediately.