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Tags: Immigration | borderwall | gregabbott | riogrande | migrant

Texas Governor's Border Wall Construction Starts Along Rio Grande

Texas Governor's Border Wall Construction Starts Along Rio Grande
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By    |   Friday, 23 July 2021 04:34 PM

Preparation for a new segment of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's border wall project can be visibly seen developing near the west Texas town of Eagle Pass. On Thursday, work crews cleared out land sections and set up surveying equipment near the Camino Real International Bridge, which crosses the Rio Grande, according to Breitbart.

The previous day, migrants were seen crossing the big river into the construction site, where several miles of concrete walls and metal fences will soon be erected, impeding access from the river. The site is part of the right-of-way for Texas State Loop 480, which parallels the border for several miles and is notorious for migrant traffic, Breitbart indicates.

"Since Governor Abbott announced the border wall construction strategy last month, the Department of Public Safety has been working with local landowners who consent to temporary fencing constructed on their land by Texas Military Department engineers," a spokesperson from Abbott's office said, according to Breitbart. 

Referring to Eagle Pass, the Abbott spokesperson said that "the Texas Department of Transportation has begun clearing vegetation and constructing a concrete barrier on state land after a competitive bidding process."

On Wednesday, U.S. Border Patrol apprehended nearly 100 Venezuelan migrants near the site in less than an hour, according to Breitbart. 

A completion date was not provided. Starcom Technical LLC of Austin, Texas, is in charge of the project.

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Preparation for a new segment of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's border wall project can be visibly seen developing near the west Texas town of Eagle Pass. On Thursday, work crews cleared out land sections and set up surveying equipment near the Camino Real International Bridge,...
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