Border Security

I spoke on the Senate floor today on the humanitarian crisis at the border and urged President Obama to visit the border during his upcoming trip to Texas. I recently visited McAllen, Texas myself a week ago today, and it is...
There are two main issues surrounding the increase in the migration of unaccompanied children (UAC) and asylum seekers in recent years that have recently reached crisis proportions. The first is the treatment of those...
The state that gives Obama so much ‘trouble’ is the state receiving the illegals. Illigals mostly from Central America are arriving by the thousands through the Mexico-Texas border and are causing havoc as Texas officials...
This week, along with the Executive Board Members of the Immigration Reform Caucus (IRC), I sent a letter to President Obama calling on the Administration to immediately issue a public statement that the immigration laws of...
HOUSTON, Texas—The bodies of illegal immigrants are routinely found dead near Falfurrias, Texas in Brooks County. Texas citizens and the local sheriff are organizing a ‘rescue posse’ to make sure the thousands of children...
Recently, I questioned Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson as part of a Judiciary Committee hearing to conduct oversight of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). My colleagues and I covered a host of issues, but...
Former State Rep. Sid Miller, candidate for Texas Agriculture Commissioner, stopped by the GOP Impact booth at the 2014 GOP Convention. He responded to questions relating to immigration and shared his vision for a plan that...
Last week I hosted a bi-partisan group of ag commissioners from eight other states for a border tour. They walked away committed more than ever to fight for good border security and guest worker programs. I wish you could...
If reports that Iran is sending Chlorine gas canisters to the Assad regime in Syria are accurate, it reaffirms concerns that the Iranians will go to any lengths to protect their puppet in Damascus. There is already strong...
Critically, I believe that we cannot have immigration reform without border security. I also believe that we cannot have border security without immigration reform.In other words, immigration reform and border security are...
Attorney General Greg Abbott announced the release of a Human Trafficking Prevention Manual that is targeted to teachers and other education professionals who will be facing an onslaught of potential victims in this coming...
A few days ago on June 26th, during the O’Reilly Factor seen on FOX TV, Bill O’Reilly made an extreme request. He asked the listening audience that maybe it was time to Boycott Mexico because of all the unattended minor...
U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, the Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Refugees, and Border Security, and U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, a member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee...
Governor Rick Perry is working with Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) to identify options that can immediately address the Texas border crisis. Earlier today Gov. Perry said Texas doesn’t have “the resources, nor the...
FORT WORTH, Texas—As thousands of unaccompanied minors stream seemingly effortlessly into South Texas, a humanitarian crisis is developing of the kind never seen before in modern American history. State and federal officials...
Truthfully this was the most chaotic and contumacious convention in respect to the platform I can remember. A ‘mob’ mentality rushed through the audience as we were voting on the Amendment to replace the Immigration Plank....
Dear Republican Party of Texas Delegate,Thank you for agreeing to serve as a delegate to the 2014 RPT Convention.During the convention delegates will be asked to ratify our Republican Party of Texas Platform. The Platform is...
The Heritage Foundation is now telling anyone who will listen that the Red Card Solution is the right approach to the most crucial element of reform, a functioning guest worker program.
Texas faces immigration problems that too many Republican voters view solely through the spectrum of catchy phrases and bumper sticker slogans when they think about solutions. That’s understandable – for far too long, those...
The infamous Mexican drug cartel the Knights Templar has apparently diversified outside of illegal substances and into illegal mining, logging and extortion according to recent wire reports and leading border crime experts....

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