As Democrats continue to fuel the growing humanitarian crisis along the border, 500 Texas National Guard troops have been sent to help.
Texas Military Department Maj. Gen. Tracy Norris this month said those guardsmen would assist roughly 1,200 DPS troopers sent down as part of Gov. Greg Abbott's "Operation Lone Star."
“A hundred of the soldiers who are going to be on this mission came off of the border at the end of last year, so we already have experience there,” she said.
“We will be doing observation posts all along the area,” Norris added. “We already have planners embedded with DPS.”
Jaeson Jones is a former DPS trooper who worked the border. He is now reporting from it for Fox News in recent weeks.
He says the cartels are using migrant children to tie up border patrol resources so they can smuggle drugs, gang members and terrorists elsewhere along the border.
“State troopers along with local law enforcement and National Guard assets play a major a role in holding the line against those who are being smuggled between the ports,” Jones said.
“You would be very proud of what you see in Texas because I saw Starr County Sheriff's Office. I saw Roma police officers and state troopers along with game wardens working side-by-side with CBP to secure the border.”
Jones, like many others, believe it's only going to get worse in the months ahead.