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Texas National Guard Prepares to Mobilize Up to 1,000 Additional Guardsmen and Women to Southwest Border

AUSTIN, Texas (June 21, 2019) - On Friday, Governor Greg Abbott announced that he will mobilize up to 1,000 additional Texas National Guardsmen and women to the Texas-Mexico border for a forthcoming mission. In the coming weeks, DHS will establish holding facilities in the Rio Grande Valley and El Paso for single adults entering the country illegally. The Texas National Guard troops will provide supplemental staffing support at the temporary holding facilities as well as supplemental enforcement support at ports of entry. Texas Guardsmen and women will be in a Title 32 U.S. code status, meaning that the mission will be federally funded and under the control of Governor Abbott.

More than 1,200 Guardsmen and women already support local, state and federal partner agencies as part of a combined effort to deter criminal activity along the Texas-Mexico border. The Texas National Guard has supported various state and federal operations along the border since 2006.

For additional questions or information, please contact the state public affairs office at or 512-782-5620.


The mission of the Texas Military Department (TMD) is to provide the Governor and the President with ready and trained forces in support of the citizens of Texas and State and Federal civil/military authorities at home and abroad.

The Texas Military Department is commanded by the Adjutant General of Texas, the state's senior military official appointed by the governor, and is comprised of the Office of State Administration (formerly the Office of the Executive Director), the Texas Army National Guard (TXARNG), the Texas Air National Guard (TXANG) and the Texas State Guard (TXSG).

For more information about the Texas Military Department visit our Website at

Texas Military Department Public Affairs
P.O. Box 5218, Building 10
Camp Mabry (Austin), Texas 78703
Phone: 512-782-5620