In the past 13 months, over two million illegals have invaded Texas and are being transported into the hearts of our communities with your tax dollars. At the same time, the response of Texas and our legislature has amounted to mere theater.
Currently, our Texas Guard has been given no rules of engagement to actually intercept or detain illegals with any level of force. Even though our troops are routinely fired upon from across the river, they are not permitted to return fire. Illegals that wonder into their operating position are merely handed over to Border Patrol. Morale has plummeted amongst a wave of suicides during what should be the most important mission that the Texas Guard has undertaken since its existence.
It is our duty to stand for Texas and stand for the lives and honor of our troops. We must empower the Texas Guard to actually secure our border.
The Texas Legislature should immediately:
While the budget of Texas is nearly $250 billion, the cost borne by Texans for the ongoing border invasion has been estimated to be over $50 billion per year. Securing or border will not only preserve our home, but stop the financial hemorrhaging.