Border Security

Most Americans agree the borders and ports of entry into the United States of America must be secured. "Secure the Borders" has become the rally cry at Republican, Tea Party and other Conservative gatherings.With this must...
The following video clip and quote was sent in from Shirley Spellerberg, who worked hard as a member of the platform committee during the Republican Party of Texas 2010 Convention last week."Now we cannot even use a portion...
The following update was sent in from the Republican Party of Texas:Convention is Two Weeks Away! The 2010 Republican Party of Texas is just two weeks away! And this promises to be the best...
Today, I spoke on the Senate floor and filed an amendment to the supplemental appropriations bill, which will help the President maintain his commitment to strengthening border security and provide resources desperately...
I issued the following statement regarding Mexican President Felipe Calderon’s visit to Washington, D.C. today:While we in Texas know firsthand the real security threats that exist, President Calderon’s visit is an important...
During a recent visit to El Paso I joined officials from the DoD, U.S. Attorney’s office, FBI, DEA, ICE, CIA, and Customs and Border Protection for classified briefings on the drug war in Mexico and implications for Texas’...
A virtual Texas Gubernatorial debate between Kay Bailey Hutchison, Debra Medina, and Rick Perry was recently posted online by a coalition of grassroots movements from across the state of Texas called the Common Sense
State Rep. Dan Branch (HD-108), Chairman of the Higher Education Committee, explains that the Texas House passed emerging tier one university reform and top 10% college admissions reform, along with adding additional...
First off, I never expected the reactions I would receive concerning my article on SB 1070. I want to thank everyone that commented on the article whether their comments were positive or not.
Today, I went to the Senate floor to discuss my amendment to the supplemental appropriations bill, which would provide resources desperately needed to secure the border, without adding to the deficit, because the costs are...
Today, I issued the following statement after Mexican President Felipe Calderon’s Address to a Joint Session of Congress:President Calderon said a few things Congress and the American people needed to hear. Mexico has gone...
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Friday gave approval to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection to begin the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) along the southwest Texas border beginning June 1, 2010. Last month...
After my recent visit and briefing on border violence in El Paso, I introduced legislation yesterday to help keep border communities safe, strengthen the morale and effectiveness of state and local law enforcement officers,...

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