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12% of Texans to donate for wall on Mexico border

Former US President Donald Trump meets with Gov. Greg Abbott in the Oval Office in Washington, DC, on May 7, 2020. (Reuter photo)

A new survey shows that 12 percent of the people in Texas would ”definitely” donate to an initiative designed by the US state’s governor in order to revive the defunct plan suggested by former President Donald Trump to build a wall on the border with Mexico in an attempt to prevent migrants from entering the country.

The poll was conducted by The Dallas Morning News and the University of Texas at Tyler, reflecting a statewide random sample of1,090 registered voters during the eight days between June 22 and June 29.

Eighteen percent of respondents said they "probably will" contribute money to the plan unveiled by Republican Governor Greg Abbot on June 16.

"These are Texas taxpayer dollars that Texans should not have to be paying for because the federal government has a legal responsibility under the federal immigration laws to do it," Abbott said in a press conference. "But because they are not doing it, Texas taxpayers are having to step up so that we as a state can protect our citizens."

Abbot appeared next to Trump at the border last week, to hail the former president as "the man who did more to secure the border than anybody and any president ever has."

The Texas Division of Emergency Management will maintain h donations directed to the governor’s  crowdfunding website where individuals can pay either by check or credit card.

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