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Texas Is Putting a Forward Operating Base in Eagle Pass, Giving Troops a Huge Advantage

• By Laura Wellington

Abbott doesn't have that luxury. He's been in politics long enough to know that anything can happen. Thus, he needs to act as if nothing will, beyond what is already occurring.

Texas is being invaded and the rest of the country has been inundated with spillover problems as the Biden administration intentionally fails to secure the border. With every new body that enters our nation illegally, the Democrats are adding to their voter base. So why would they stop the flow?

They are making it hard on Abbott for a reason, and, in turn, on the state law enforcement and Texas National Guard, which he had to deploy to take charge of the situation. Abbott is fighting a two-front war, at the border and in Washington, D.C., and he has decided to officially set up shop to make it more comfortable for the soldiers forced to be on the front lines.

That shop is a new 80-acre base in Eagle Pass, Texas. According to The Texas Tribune, the base will shelter up to 2,300 National Guard who have been deployed to the illegal-immigration hot spot.

The Texas border town of Eagle Pass is widely considered the busiest border sector in Texas.

Migrants have been flooding across the borders in record numbers. In December, CBS News reported that 50,000 migrants had been processed by the border patrol in just a five-day stretch.

This is in addition to the roughly 1,500 migrants a day being processed through official border crossing under the Biden program using the official app.

The situation is dire. The new military base is meant to lessen the strain on those soldiers required to be there under Operation Lone Star. Launched in March 2021, the $10 billion program must now shell out additional funding to create a livable situation for the National Guard to effectively man the front line in the long term. How much funding? Abbott has yet to share, according to the Texas Tribune.