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Texas Installing Climb Barrier Along Border

By    |   Tuesday, 12 December 2023 08:02 AM EST

The Texas National Guard is installing a new anti-climb barrier (ACB) near Brownsville in an effort to curb illegal migrants from crossing over the border.

The announcement of the new barrier was posted on the state’s official website.

“Texas National Guard Engineer Special Response Teams repaired existing concertina wire barriers damaged by illegal crossers and installed new anti-climb barrier near Brownsville,” the statement said.

“Placed behind the reinforced concertina wire, the ACB — which has more concertina wire attached — is deployed to prevent the use of ladders or other scaling devices to illegally cross from Mexico into Texas.”

Capt. Chris Daniel said the new barrier being installed behind concertina wire in high-traffic areas along the Rio Grande River will help slow down illegal crossings. 

“We have bad actors that are coming over, opening up the [concertina-wire, and] allowing traffic to move through,” Daniel said. “They’re going to have to do a lot more cutting to get through the ACB.

“What we’re trying to do is create a barrier that’s going to allow Task Force South, DPS [Department of Public Safety], whoever else is down here, and some of the drone teams to be able to hopefully intercept those bad actors and stop them from manipulating those barriers.”

The Washington Examiner noted the state did not detail the length of the new barrier. The outlet said Texas is involved in legal proceedings as it tries to impede Border Patrol agents from taking down concertina wire that the state has put near the border.

Jeffrey Rodack

Jeffrey Rodack, who has nearly a half century in news as a senior editor and city editor for national and local publications, has covered politics for Newsmax for nearly seven years.

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The Texas National Guard is installing a new anti-climb barrier (ACB) near Brownsville in an effort to curb illegal migrants from crossing over the border. The announcement of the new barrier was posted on the state's official website. "Texas National Guard Engineer Special...
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