Abbott's order directs DPS to stop any vehicle upon reasonable suspicion and reroute it back to its point of origin or a port of entry.
Gov. Greg Abbott announced in June that those who commit criminal trespass or other state offenses will be subject to arrest and confinement.
The detainees are being held at what had been an empty state prison in Dilley, Texas, about 100 miles (160.93 kilometers) north of the border city of Laredo, said Robert Hurst, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. He said the converted facility will be able to hold more than 950 people.
Both governors say the blame falls on the Biden administration for the number of migrants crossing the border.
The lawsuit sues President Joe Biden and Homeland Security Secy Mayorkas on grounds of illegally preventing the border wall from being constructed.
The governor held a security briefing with sheriffs from the border communities Saturday at the Texas State Capitol.
A number of hot issue items are on the agenda following Texas Democrats' walkout on the final night of the 87th Legislative Session.
The Biden administration has given a rare look inside an emergency shelter it opened to house migrant children who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border alone.
Democrats on Wednesday said Texas leaders should focus on expanding power capacity and coming up with a better emergency plan in the meantime.
Travis County GOP Executive Director Brian Ruddle and Tricia Cortez with the No Border Wall Coalition talk about Abbott and Trump's visit to the border.
Former President Donald Trump joined the governor and other state leaders Wednesday for a Texas border tour.
Greg Abbott and Donald Trump were in the Rio Grande Valley visiting the border in Hidalgo County and Abbott reiterated his own pledge to finish the border wall in Texas.
South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem announced that she is deploying National Guard troops to Texas to help with border security, joining a growing list of Republican governors -- including Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis -- who have committed to sending law enforcement officers to the U.S. border with Mexico.
More than 50 law enforcement officers in Florida will head to Texas and Arizona on Monday to help with border-control efforts
As many as 50 people are missing after setting out on three-hour car trips this year between Mexico's industrial hub of Monterrey and the border city of Nuevo Laredo on a well-traveled stretch of road local media have dubbed “the highway of death.”
Earlier in the month, Abbott announced that state trespassing charges would be filed on those caught illegally crossing or smuggling people into Texas.
The visit comes three months after President Joe Biden put her in charge of the border crisis and on the heels of criticism from Texas Republicans.
Vice President Kamala Harris is set to make her first visit to the U.S.-Mexico border since taking office.
The state’s Department of Criminal Justice has started moving inmates from the Dolph Briscoe Unit to other facilities with capacity across the state.
Is there really a need for Gov. Abbott's border wall? Brian Ruddle and Gilberto Hinojosa discuss Abbott's plans with FOX 7's Mike Warren.