Gov. Abbott Renews Border Disaster Declaration for 43 South Texas Counties in Crisis


"We will continue to secure the border by quelling the influx of unlawful border crossings and cracking down on crimes associated with illegal immigration." 
– Governor Greg Abbott

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Governor Greg Abbott has extended his disaster declaration for 43 Texas counties in response to the ongoing border crisis. The Governor originally issued a disaster declaration in late May for 34 counties along the border and then amended the declaration in late June to only include the 28 counties that locally declared a disaster and agreed to partner with the state on its border security efforts — including arresting and detaining people for crimes related to the border crisis. The renewed disaster declaration now includes 43 Texas counties in South Texas and along the border that have joined in on this state partnership and declared their own local disaster.

Governor Abbott's disaster declaration provides more resources and strategies to combat the ongoing influx of unlawful immigrants and authorizes the use of all necessary and available state and local resources to protect landowners in these counties from trespassers and the damage caused to private property.

"Our ongoing response to the border crisis is made stronger by our partnership with local officials and law enforcement in South Texas and along the border, and I thank them for their dedication to keeping their communities safe," said Governor Abbott.

"We will continue to secure the border by quelling the influx of unlawful border crossings and cracking down on crimes associated with illegal immigration." 
  Counties included in the disaster declaration are:
 
  1. Bee
  2. Brewster
  3. Brooks
  4. Colorado
  5. Crane
  6. Crockett
  7. Culberson
  8. DeWitt
  9. Dimmit
  10. Edwards
  11. Frio
  12. Galveston
  13. Goliad
  14. Gonzales
  15. Hudspeth
  16. Jackson
  17. Jeff Davis
  18. Jim Hogg
  19. Kenedy
  20. Kimble
  21. Kinney
  22. La Salle
  23. Lavaca
  24. Live Oak
  25. Mason
  26. Maverick
  27. McMullen
  28. Medina
  29. Menard
  30. Midland
  31. Pecos
  32. Presidio
  33. Real
  34. Schleicher
  35. Sutton
  36. Terrell
  37. Throckmorton
  38. Uvalde
  39. Val Verde
  40. Webb
  41. Wharton
  42. Zapata, and
  43. Zavala
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