Cybersecdn– In a decisive move, Governor Jeff Landry of Louisiana has voiced his intention to dispatch the state’s National Guard units to the U.S.-Mexico border, aiming to support Texas in its ongoing confrontation with the Biden administration. This announcement was made during Landry’s visit to Eagle Pass, Texas, a border city, where he, alongside thirteen other Republican governors, received briefings on the border situation and demonstrated solidarity with Texas Governor Greg Abbott.
Under Abbott’s directive, Texas has seen a significant militarization of its border areas, with the National Guard and state police restricting U.S. Border Patrol access to certain locations, notably a 47-acre tract in Eagle Pass known as Shelby Park. The park, which lies adjacent to the Rio Grande River, has been a focal point in the standoff, with Texas authorities using it to hinder the processing of migrants by federal agents.
Governor Landry, citing historical support from Texas during times of need, expressed a strong commitment to reciprocate by aiding in border enforcement efforts. “When in trouble, our neighbors in Texas have always opened their arms to us. Now it’s time we return the favor,” Landry stated, emphasizing the importance of upholding the rule of law at the border.
This development follows a trend of states deploying National Guard units to the border, with at least a dozen other states having sent their troops since 2021. Governor Abbott has also indicated plans to extend Texas’s border security measures beyond Shelby Park, framing the migration issue as an “invasion” that justifies state-level enforcement of immigration laws—a stance that contradicts the Supreme Court’s ruling that immigration enforcement falls under federal jurisdiction.