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Letter Supporting Texas’ Law Enforcement Border Surge

We Support Texas’ Law Enforcement Border Surge

To: Gov. Rick Perry

Thank You, Gov. Perry for Protecting The Border! 

The Texas-Mexico Border is overwhelmed with waves of illegal immigrants, brought about by the political ineptitude of the Obama Administration. We the undersigned fully support Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Attorney General Greg Abbott’s stepping up to secure the border at a critical point when the federal government has chosen to do nothing.

Gov. Rick Perry, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, Attorney General Greg Abbott, and Speaker Joe Straus directed the Texas Dept. of Public Safety (DPS) to immediately begin law enforcement surge operations on the Texas-Mexico border to combat the flood of illegal immigration into the state in the absence of adequate federal resources to secure the border. State leaders have authorized DPS to fund border security operations at approximately $1.3 million per week.

"Texas can't afford to wait for Washington to act on this crisis and we will not sit idly by while the safety and security of our citizens are threatened," Gov. Perry said. "Until the federal government recognizes the danger it's putting our citizens in by its inaction to secure the border, Texas law enforcement must do everything they can to keep our citizens and communities safe."

We agree with A.G. Abbott, who stated: “Texas is stepping up and doing what the federal government has failed to do – secure the porous border. The Obama Administration's failure to enforce the rule of law has empowered transnational gangs and cartels to smuggle people into our state from around the world -- including members of deadly gangs like MS-13. The DPS will have the tools and resources it needs to curtail illegal smuggling, horrific human trafficking and cartel-imported crime. Securing the border will reduce the illegal activity which – in turn – will promote the legitimate trade that helps make Texas the leading exporting state in the country.”

Thank you, Texas, for allocating state resources and doing what’s best for the entire country at a time when the federal government has abandoned its duty to protect American citizens.

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