Shot: Trump Republican Dan Patrick says "Make no mistake, the drug cartels control the entire border. They control it all." [Fox News,February 4, 2017 at 3:15]
Chaser: What happened to the billion in Texas taxpayer bucks Republicans spent to “control” the border?
Double: Texas taxpayers dollars are being lit on fire while Republican propaganda on border security goes on and on. [KVUE, February 2017]
A few highlights:
“The boats they bought years ago won’t work for all of the areas of the Rio Grande. They’re too heavy for the shallow parts.”
“Windy days keeps the balloons at bay.”
Well, the Stripes gas station is certainly secure.
Floored: A KVUE Defenders investigation says, “We have to ask: is feeling safer worth our money, even if the reality isn’t proven?” [KVUE, February 2017]
Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa issued the following statement:
“It simple, Texans want their money invested to educate their children and grow the economy, not sitting idle on macho equipment tailormade for political photo ops.
“A useless wall and more parked state troopers giving out speeding tickets isn’t solving anything. Only comprehensive immigration reform will fix challenges facing this country, but we all know that Republican politicians don’t give a damn about real solutions.”
Texas Democrat Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez focuses on local crime and increased community trust by ending 287(g)
“People understand that we first should focus on local priorities… We were spending over 675K staffing (287(g)), we can now redeploy those resources to fight local public safety issues” Sheriff Ed Gonzalez [MSNBC, February 2017]
Texas Democrats on Trump’s Mass Deportation Orders
A mere traffic offense could rip parents away from their children if Trump Republicans get their way. This does nothing to fix a broken immigration system. Texas families know this is a nightmare not the American Dream we have all fought for.
AP: Trump Drafting Plans for Deportation Force/ Texas Democrats call on Governor Abbott to act.
Governor Abbott, silence is complicit. You must tell Texas families right now that the State of Texas will not allow its National Guard Troops to be drafted into Trump’s Mass Deportation Force.