WATCH: Reynolds, Ricketts join Texas governor to speak about border issues

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MISSION, Texas (ValleyCentral/KCAU) — The governors of Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota met with the Texas governor to discuss border issues.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott held a press conference at 12 p.m. in Mission, Texas, to discuss the latest at the U.S. – Mexico Border with 10 other governors and law enforcement officials.

A list of attendees can be found below:

  • Arizona Governor Doug Ducey
  • Georgia Governor Brian Kemp 
  • Idaho Governor Brad Little
  • Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds 
  • Montana Governor Greg Gianforte
  • Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts
  • Ohio Governor Mike DeWine 
  • Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt
  • South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem
  • Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon

Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Director Steve McCraw, Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) Chief Nim Kidd, and Texas Military Department Brigadier General Monie R. Ulis, and National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) President Brandon Judd was present.

The visit from Abbott and the 10 governors follows the latest briefing from The Texas Department of Public Safety on Operation Lone Star.

Just weeks ago, thousands of asylum-seeking migrants from Haiti camped out under the Del Rio international bridge. The number of migrants overwhelmed Customs and Border Protection. The Texas DPS sent troopers from the RGV to help as part of the efforts of Operation Lone Star.

“We have over 1,000 DPS personnel on DPS OLS (Operation Lone Star). With a main focus, right now, on the Del Rio area,” said Victor Escalon, the DPS regional director for the Rio Grande Valley.

BorderReport.com reported that a migrant advocate in Southern Mexico said a Haitian caravan will depart for the U.S. border from Tapachula around Oct. 25.

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