Governor Greg Abbott met today with Governor of Chihuahua María Eugenia Campos Galván and Governor of Coahuila Miguel Ángel Riquelme Solís at the Texas Capitol to discuss current challenges along the Texas-Mexico border.
Governor Abbott signed Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) between the State of Texas and the State of Chihuahua and the State of Texas and the State of Coahuila to strengthen border security measures that will prevent immigration from Mexico to Texas and will improve traffic flow across the Bridge of the Americas and the Acuña-Del Rio International Bridge. The MOUs are effective immediately and reflect the historic MOU signed by Governor Abbott and Nuevo León Governor Samuel Alejandro García Sepúlveda yesterday in Laredo.
Governor Campos also provided an outline of specific strategies the state of Chihuahua will adopt to help secure the border.
“These memoranda of understanding with the State of Chihuahua and the State of Coahuila signal another historic step taken by the State of Texas to resolve the border crisis, keep our communities safe, negotiate with our partners in Mexico and fill in the gaps left by the inaction of the Biden administration,” Governor Abbott said. “Until President Biden decides to fulfill his constitutional duty to secure the border, we will continue to do whatever it takes to protect the safety and security of all Texans.”
Historic MOUs signed with Nuevo León, Chihuahua and Coahuila come after Governor Abbott ordered DPS to conduct enhanced security inspections of vehicles passing through international ports of entry in Texas ahead of an expected increase in contraband facilitated by the cartels following the Biden administration’s decision to end the title. 42 expulsions.
View the Memorandum of Understanding signed by Governor Abbott and Governor Campos in Spanish and English.
View the Memorandum of Understanding signed by Governor Abbott and Governor Solís in English. The Spanish version will be available online.