Despite the decrease in overall border traffic in Texas, illegal aliens continue to come into the country.

According to the Washington Post, illegal border crossings have fallen by as much as 50 percent since December 2023. It closed with a record-breaking tally of 2,457,669 encounters with illegal aliens.

As the crisis worsened, other states joined Texas in securing the border. For example, Gov. Greg Abbott posted pictures yesterday on X featuring national guardsmen from Tennessee patrolling the border near Brownsville.

“States across America continue to support Texas’ historic border security mission,” Abbott said yesterday. “Thanks to my fellow Governors for standing with Texas. Together, we will hold the line.”

Yet, as a result of the Biden administration’s open border policies, small groups of illegal aliens continue to find ways to cross the southwest border into Texas and the United States.

For example, Texas Department of Public Safety spokesperson Chris Olivarez posted footage on X this morning of illegal aliens being apprehended by U.S. Border Patrol in Mission after attempting to breach the border wall using a makeshift ladder.

In another example, footage posted on X earlier this year shows Border Patrol capturing four men who attempted to evade law enforcement and cross at Eagle Pass despite its recently revamped fortifications.

Other areas along Texas’ Mexico border—like El Paso—continue to be strengthened to withstand the flooding invasion of illegal aliens.

“Texas National Guard soldiers repair a breach in razorwire barriers at the border in El Paso,” Abbott shared along with photos on X on April 30. “Texas continues to redouble and reinforce border barriers to deter and repel illegal entry.”

Additionally, in Eagle Pass, construction of a Forward Operating Base continues steadily. According to Abbott, it will be able to house more than 2,000 members of the National Guard.

Will Biagini

Will was born in Louisiana and raised in a military family. He currently serves as a journalist with Texas Scorecard. Previously, he was a senior correspondent for Campus Reform.