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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) officially confirmed what citizens exposed months ago: that Texas is building a chain-link fence along the border. Opponents of Abbott in the Republican primary criticized his fence for not solving the security problem of illegal border crossings.

After Trump’s departure from the White House, Texas Public Policy Foundation’s April survey of registered Texas voters found 82 percent “agree there is an immigration crisis,” with 25 percent agreeing it is the state’s top issue.

In June, Abbott declared “Texas will build a border wall in our state to secure our border.” $250 million of state taxpayer monies would be used as a down payment.

Roughly a month later, citizens provided photographs showing Abbott’s “border wall” was actually a chain-link fence. Meanwhile, materials meant for Texas’ portion of Trump’s unfinished wall were collecting dust.

Friday morning, Abbott’s Twitter account publicly confirmed and boasted Texas is building “strategic fencing” with “razor wire.”

Construction of strategic fencing continues along the Texas-Mexico border.

Miles of razor wire is being used to repel illegal immigrant crossings into our state.

Progress is being made on our border wall.

Texas is securing the border. pic.twitter.com/IO6fgZlTC5

— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) November 12, 2021

Abbott did not indicate whether or not the materials used could resist wire cutters. None of the images show construction of an actual wall, though he claimed “progress is being made” on it.

“This flimsy fence isn’t going to hinder crossings for very long at all!” Jeffrey Williams commented. “Waste of Texas [taxpayers’] money!”

“So[,] all they need is a ladder or wire clippers,” another replied. “It doesn’t even look that tall.”

When former U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Agent Victor Avila first discussed Abbott’s fence with Texas Scorecard, he said it wouldn’t stop illegal border crossings. He also said

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