Has The Texas-Mexico Border Seen A 200 Percent Spike In Detentions And Heroin Seizures?

Our weekly check-in with the Texas Truth-O-Meter.

By Alain StephensMay 2, 2018 10:38 am,

Gov. Greg Abbott says it makes sense to beef up security at the Texas-Mexico border where, he says, there have been 200 percent spikes in the number of people apprehended crossing the border, and heroin seizures. He cited the statistics as justification for his decision to send National Guard troops to the border.

Is that a fact? Gardner Selby of the Politifact Texas fact-checking team has the answer.

Hear how Gov. Abbott’s claim scored in the player above.