Texas, a state on the frontlines of the ongoing illegal migrant crisis facing America, has appointed a new border czar who plans to make the state the ‘least desirable place’ for delinquent crossers to end up.
Retired US Border Patrol agent Michael Banks was named to the job on Monday.
He will report directly to GOP Governor Greg Abbott and be tasked with handling surges at the border – like the one that notably impacted the city of El Paso in December.
His duties will also including attempting to convince private landowners to give the state of Texas access to their property to continue adding miles to its border wall. Read more…