Galveston County Judge Mark Henry joined 28 other counties Tuesday by issuing a disaster declaration in response to what is happening along the border.
“No one believes the illegal immigration stops as soon as they cross the river. They know they come north,” said Henry. “We have already seen some results of drug trafficking, of human trafficking, of increased violence.”
Henry ordered a task force of Galveston County law enforcement to head to the border to “assess what they can do to assist the state.”
“That’s not going to leave the community short on coverage?” asked KPRC 2 Investigator Robert Arnold.