Abbott appoints first ever Texas border czar in face of border crisis
Texas governor Greg Abbott has announced a new position — responsible for coordinating with state and federal agencies to manage the Texas-Mexico border.
The first ever Texas Border Czar is Mike Banks.
He’s a longtime border-patrol agent who had recently retired.
According to Abbott — Banks’ job is to assist with crackdown operations and coordinate with others on a wall.
Banks said he will make Texas “the least desirable place” to cross the border.
He added that law enforcement at the border must be “more aggressive.”
In a statement, — Abbott said quote “Mike is the perfect choice to oversee Texas’ fight against the surge of illegal immigration, lethal drugs, and deadly weapons flowing into our state and nation. I have no doubt that Mike’s strong record of leadership and wealth of experience will provide Texans–and Americans–the level of border security expertise they deserve from a proper Border Czar.”