Governor Greg Abbott delivers keynote at National Border Patrol Council dinner in Houston

FILE - In this Tuesday, June 8, 2021, file photo, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott speaks at a news conference in Austin, Texas. Abbott, who faces a contested reelection primary next year, is pushing looser gun laws than he ever previously embraced and proposing unprecedented state actions, including promises to build more walls on the Mexican border. Similar scenes are playing out in campaigns in other red states including Arkansas and Idaho, where ultra right-wing challengers are tapping into anger among Republicans over Trumps election loss and coronavirus-related lockdowns. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

HOUSTON – Texas Governor Greg Abbott delivered the keynote address at the 2023 National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) Dinner Saturday night.

“The NBPC is the exclusive representative of approximately 18,000 Border Patrol agents and support personnel assigned to the U.S. Border Patrol,” according to a memo from Abbott’s office.

The event was held at the Westin Oaks Houston at the Galleria.

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