The Obama administration doesn’t take border security seriously. Obama has arbitrarily and unilaterally changed immigration laws to enact portions of the DREAM Act, an amnesty plan previously rejected by Congress, which only encourages more illegal immigration.
Not only has Obama encouraged more illegal immigration, through programs like the USDA advertising food stamps in Mexico, but they have all but halted most deportations, allowing criminals to walk free instead of being deported. The Obama administration has also lied about their actual deportation numbers, fluffing them up to make them appear bigger.
Rather than focus on protecting our southern border with Mexico, Obama seems more preoccupied with trying to seize land along Texas’ northern border with Oklahoma, or blame our Second Amendment and drug use demand for the violent problems the corrupt cartels have caused in Mexico, despite the fact that he himself helped arm those cartels through Operation Fast and Furious.
But even though Obama might be ignoring the security of our southern border, Texas is not. They have just wrapped up a three-week operation that effectively shut down the Rio Grande region of the border with Mexico. Texas Lt. GovernorDavid Dewhurst granted an exclusive interview with Breitbart to discuss their efforts, and plans to continue the effort.
Dewhurst said the plan was run through the Texas Department of Public Safety, and costs approximately $5 million per month. He is currently working on appropriating an additional $60 million for DPS to continue the program.
Texas has purchased a high-altitude spotter plane and six new helicopters for DPS, all with night-vision capabilities, as well as six new armored gunboats to patrol the Rio Grande.
Dewhurst finished by saying that Texans, and all Americans, deserve better than the half-hearted effort on display in Washington DC. He said that until DC starts to get serious about the border, then Texas will take care of it themselves.
This is excellent news for Texans and all of America. The lax security on our porous border poses a national security threat, one that isn’t being taken seriously in DC. There is much more coming across our southern border than just illegal immigrants looking for work. The border needs to be secured and locked down tight.
Hopefully the other border states of Arizona, California and New Mexico will follow Texas’ lead and work towards securing their own section of the border, since the federal government doesn’t seem to want to do it.