Greg Abbott taps Mike Banks to serve as new Texas border czar

 January 31, 2023

Texas Governor Greg Abbott just made a historical move for Texas, and the Democrats hate it.

"Abbott announced his appointment of a border czar to head Operation Lone Star," reports Breitbart.

Abbott appointed Border Patrol agent Mike Banks, who recently retired. Banks has a long history of service to the Border Patrol and retired in the past week.

"We found the right person for the job in Mike Banks," Abbott said. "Mike Banks is an award-winning Border Patrol agent. He has held important Border Patrol leadership positions for more than 20 years, serving under four presidents."

Banks said about his appointment to the position, "I am humbled to be selected by Governor Abbott for this opportunity. Protecting our nation’s border is something I have dedicated the last 23 years of my life to, and I am very passionate about it."

"Most recently, Banks served as the Patrol Agent in Charge of one of the largest Border Patrol stations in the Rio Grande Valley Sector, officials told Breitbart Texas on Monday. Prior to that, he served in Washington, D.C., at Border Patrol headquarters under U.S. Border Patrol Chief Raul Ortiz. Banks also served briefly as an acting chief patrol agent along the U.S.-Canada Border," reported Breitbart News.

"Mike will tap his expertise to deploy strategies that reduce illegal immigration and keep our community safe," Abbott said. "He will work on things like the surge operation like we used in El Paso last month."

Then, Abbott made the comment that probably infuriated the Democrats.

"We’re not gonna stand idly by while the Biden Administration refuses to enforce the immigration laws as our borders are," Abbott said. "Mike Banks will work with stakeholders and communities, law enforcement on the streets to enforce the laws on the books and drive down illegal crossings. He has a proven record of going toe-to-toe with the cartels and winning now, he will bring that winning record to help protect Texas from Biden’s open border policies."

Source: Breitbart