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Analysis: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott heads for the border

U.S. Border Patrol agents provide food, water and medical screening to scores of migrants at a processing center after crossing the international border between the United States and Mexico on March 22, 2019, in El Paso, Texas. PHOTO: Mani Albrecht/U.S. Customs and Border Protection/Getty

The Texas Legislature has left Austin, and Gov. Greg Abbott has turned his attentions to the state’s border with Mexico, where the policy issues are difficult and the politics are rewarding.

By Ross Ramsey | 14 June 2021

THE TEXAS TRIBUNE — The Texas Legislature has gone home, and Gov. Greg Abbott — who’ll be seeking reelection next year — has returned to the top concern of the state’s Republican voters: immigration and border security.

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