About $210 million will be taken from the budget of the state's Health and Human Services Commission and another $160 million will be taken from the budget of the Texas Department of Public Safety.
In a press release, Gov. Abbott justified the redirection of funds saying, "Texas will not sit on the sidelines as President Biden continues turning a blind eye to the crisis at our southern border."
Glenn Smith, senior strategist for Progress Texas, and James Dickey, CEO of J.D. Key Communications, join FOX 7 Austin's Mike Warren to discuss.