Texas defies feds; we shut the border down ourselves, said Lt. gov.

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Growing impatient with the federal government’s reluctance to do anything to stem the tide of illegal immigration, human trafficking and drug smuggling, Texas officials took matters into their own hands, bringing all of it to a screeching halt along the Rio Grande section of the U.S./Mexican border.

“In the Rio Grande Valley sector, nearly nothing moved in those three weeks,” Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst said in an exclusive interview with Breitbart News. “We shut it down. We had teams of Texas law enforcement in the brush, high-altitude aircraft, gun boats and more. Our intel revealed that the Gulf cartel was growing frustrated with our three-week effort.”

Dewhurst told Breitbart that it all comes down to resolve and a willingness to spend the money necessary to get the job done.

“The border issue is just about dollars and cents,” the lieutenant governor said. “This proves Texas can do the job the federal government has refused to do — to invest in the border and shut it down from illegal activities that are hurting Texans and other Americans. Texas will protect our own citizens and other Americans from the criminal gangs that are destabilizing our state and our nation.”

But success wasn’t cheap. Breitbart reported:

The plan, according to Dewhurst, was to do a three-week operation with the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) as the tip of the spear. He said the effort cost approximately $5 million each month. “We are fixing to appropriate more money,” he said. The Lt. Governor is seeking an additional $60 million to be approved by the State Legislative Budget Board.

Dewhurst stated, “We started appropriating money to plug the holes that exist in the border. We’ve allocated hundreds of millions, as a state, since 2008.” He added: “Nearly 796 million of state money, not a dime federal, has been allocated by the State of Texas to plug the holes in our border. This covers things like over-time for Sheriffs’ deputies,  equipment, and Texas Rangers SWAT teams [referring to the elite Texas Rangers, an arm of the DPS].”

Although the state has for years reached out to the federal government to step up its border security efforts, little has come of it.

“For six or seven years, I’ve been calling on our congressional delegation in D.C. We need to at least double, if not triple, the size of our Border Patrol,” Dewhurst said. “The federal government is not providing the resources. I’ve grown convinced over the last year that this administration has no intention of securing the border.”

He added:

This is just unacceptable. We have a problem and everyone knows it except for the Obama administration and people in high levels of Border Patrol. Organized crime groups in Texas are contracting with Mexican cartels to be their enforcers. The cartels’ presence are in all of our major cities. Seven of the eight Mexican cartels operating in Texas are using our state as a staging area for their operations across the U.S.

texas_dps_swat-129Illegal immigration is one issue, and we all understand why people want to come here. I’m a strong believer in legal immigration, but not illegal immigration. We have young girls being trafficked as slaves for immoral purposes across our border and through our state. This cannot be allowed.”

During that three-week period, Texas proved that the border can be secured.

“The bottom line is that we have just showed that we can shut down the border for X-number of dollars,” Dewhurst said. “We need to find the $5 million per month to make these operations continuous and replicate what we have just accomplished.”

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  • buck

    It’s no surprise that states like Texas can do what
    The feds can’t. Or want.
    Our current admin in the cesspool in Wa-dc wants
    as much conflict as possible for it’s citizens here.
    It’s a do as much harm as possible to the American
    People as possible regime eminating from Wa-dc…

    • aclay777

      Did you just see where the DHS just hired a bunch of attorney’s that used to be their opposition that represented illegals and their support groups, those attorney’s produced a brochures tell them what to say and do if and when they were caught crossing the borders; it was on FOX NEWS SUNDAY EVENING. They are in a mass crossing of illegals, so instead of 11 Million that both parties were ready to give a pathway to citizenship, now they’ll be millions and millions more, where then the Republicans will be accused again, and, Obama, just gave them healthcare too, talk about not hiding something, I guess he’s finally “transparent” and it’s his intentions to further damage the country since they are losing a large voter base, so they are trafficking in Millions and millions more votes, and given healthcare.

  • bindare

    I would love to see the Justice (not) Department try to shut this effort by Texas down so that this issue would get the National attention it should get. Vive la Texas!

    • Bmathena

      I surprised some nit wit hasn’t started crying “racial profiling” or something stupid like that.

      • Tom Duritsky

        oh obumass will try it..

        • Nancy Gettings Oliver

          He will and he as…Perry and Abbott are great at countersuing or suing and winning…all the leftist includeing obumbass. Holder is no match for Abbott.

          A few years back when we had put much more state resources down on our 1200 mile border, one day Presidio Texas which is a very small border town with a bridge called the Governor’s office asking if they knew what was happening down there…well no one in Austin did…come to find out obama was catching illegals furter west, trucking them all the way to Presidio and turning them loose on our small Texas town…and this is deporting?

          The illegals faced with the Chiuaua Desert or Texas? They were turning around and coming back into our state…soo we beefed it up more trying to catch thousands a week. Dang right we are serious down here…we are being over run due to obama in Governor’s words…wanting to “punish Texans.”

          • Laquisha7

            I believe he would punish any patriotic city.

      • amuncat

        Haven’t had a chance, just throw them in the truck with the rest of ‘em! It’s time illegal aliens learned that they don’t run America!

      • Jack Perry

        Even if it is racial profiling if you cannot prove that you are a US Citizen… go back home

        • Frank

          Or legal immigrant, right…..?

          • josh

            if you’re a legal immigrant then that makes you a us citizen……..

          • Frank

            Nope, sorry, brush up on your DHS skills……I’m a legal Resident of NY State…and by default, the USA….but I am, and will remain, a UK citizen……………….I love America…but not quite as much as my country of birth!!!

          • raffaelecafagna

            Frank do you know that you can`t vote ?
            I wonder about that ; is that important to you or not ??? Soros thinks the same way you do but with no place to go.

          • Frank

            Yes….I know I can’t vote….

          • Bmathena

            That doesn’t make you a citizen if you are a legal resident. In the US you can only be a citizen of one country (The US, or not).

          • Frank

            Not strictly true…..I know people who have more than 1 passport ….but yes, I am a legal resident of the United States, and a British citizen ( European citizen…by default!!!)

          • Mike Young

            So you have Dual Citizenship. President Obama claims he is a citizen of the U.S. with his alleged Hawaii Birth Certificate although he is of course a citizen of Kenya by actual Birth which he admitted on video which of course which at the time of his birth was controlled by the British Crown which would actually give Obama dual Loyalties.

          • David Ewers

            How about a person that has a permanent green card? Do you actually think before typing?

          • raffaelecafagna

            #! come here the Legal way NOT the Obama Way . #2 You have to request permission to come here .#3 Legal Immigrant ( after receiving approval ) has to have lots of funds with him not to be a Burden to Taxpayers . You can Purchase a Green Card at the Local Mercado or on Line or from stolen I.D. But you don`t know this . Please inform yourself or ask DHS how they transport Illegal Aliens all over the Country.

          • Mark Creason

            So we didn’t have undocumented workers under Bush 1 and 2, or Reagan?

          • raffaelecafagna

            I guess you don`t understand English ; go back and read my post again ; that is the Law here in the U.S. it is also an International Law : You can`t go to another country without permission; if you go to Mexico without permission you will be in jail chained to a metal bed . Zero says : Jump the fence come here and I will give you everything FREE No Questions asked ; free education, free food, free medicals , free Citizenship all paid by Stupid Taxpayers . We always had Illegal Aliens no matter who was in charge ; never so bad since Zero took charge .

          • Laquisha7

            zero looks at them as undocumented democrats who can vote, an ID would “disenfranchise” them.

          • Laquisha7

            I think they referred to them as illegal aliens.

          • David Ewers

            First more deportations have been done under Obama already than bush did in his entire tenure, so you show your ignorance, And whn you again have to off topic with some fantastic claim, you know you have lost the argument.

            Tell me do enjoy being a bigot or is it a part time thing with you. And does it pay well, or it is just a supplement to your job at walmart

          • MouseTalk

            Why are calling people names? David Ewers

          • David Ewers

            I am just pointing out a character flaw. But I would love to point out that you are just another hypocrite, I read your past comments, Liar, Commie.

            So pinhead, before you try to say I have dome something wrong. make sure you do not come into the conversation with clean hands.

            But what can I expect from a stupid Tea bagger

          • raffaelecafagna

            you are such a confused liberal that doesn`t know the meaning of Tea Party and what they stand for ; all you can do is call names and insult people ; go wash your mouth with soap and water , next Inform yourself before opening you mouth because you have no clue of what you are saying ; just typical confused brainwashed uninformed liberal .

          • David Ewers

            Lets see, cutting taxes, smaller government, letting corporations do anything they want to the environment. no min wage, cutting of SS and other social safety nets.

            I know exactly what the tea party stands for, and the people behind it. You are the prime example of the intolerance and hatred it brings to the table.

            Go back to watching Fox News without the only original thought you that you have you leave in your diapers

          • raffaelecafagna

            David Ewers here is more infos for you.
            #13 According to the FBI, there are approximately 1.4
            million gang members living in our cities. Illegal immigration has been one
            of the primary factors that has fueled the growth of these gangs.
            #14 There are only about 200 police officers assigned to Chicago’s Gang Enforcement
            Unit to handle the estimated 100,000
            gang members living in the city.
            #15 Mexican drug cartels make approximately 6.6
            billion dollars a year“exporting” illegal drugs to the United States.
            #16 It is an open secret that Mexican drug cartels are openly
            conducting military operations inside the United States. The handful of
            border patrol agents that we have guarding the border are massively outgunned
            and outmanned.
            #17 According to the Justice Department’s National Drug
            Intelligence Center, Mexican drug cartels were actively operating in
            50 different U.S. cities in 2006. By 2010, that number had skyrocketed to
            1,286.

          • David Ewers

            That has nothing to do with my initial question. So again you are just throwing out crap from your diapers. And most of those gang members are us citizens you idiot.

          • Laquisha7

            I happen to know a lot of gang members, the majority that I know are illegal.

          • David Ewers

            45% nation white of gang members are black

            9% of gang members are white

            40% of gang members are hispanic

            the remaing are of other groups

            Of the hispanic gang members only about 20% of them are aliens.

            So either you are lying or you are just plain dumb. Your choice

          • Laquisha7

            David, is the Kool-Aid good?

          • Laquisha7

            Tea bagger= taxed enough already. what’s wrong with that or do you disagree?

          • David Ewers

            no I disagree, they have crossed into every political debate, anti immigration, pro gun, anti choice, promotes self over the many. For some reason pro big business even though big business is screwing them over.

            The original tea party was not over too much taxes but unfair taxes and no representation even they they were being taxed. Go back to high school and take history again.

            You have the same stupidity of bachman and palin. No wonder you are a tea bagger

          • Laquisha7

            David, I have two master’s degrees. I know history. T stands for taxed E stands for enough A stands for already. TEA TAXED ENOUGH ALREADY! If you are not taxed enough already, then contribute extra to the Democrats. And another thing, I “lived on the democrat plantation” for a long time until I realized we were being exploited because of our skin color and lack of education. I am also a Constitutional Scholar. Surprised?

          • David Ewers

            You have less than a high school education, your speech patern shows that. Nice try though, dumb tea bagger

          • Jerry

            Is that all you can do is call everyone a stupid tea bagger? I thought I told you to go to hell demon.

          • David Ewers

            You are the one that believes in demons and hell not I. Silly little pagan

          • Jerry

            Now how can you rightfully say I believe there are demons and hell and in the same sentence call me a pagan. do you know how divided you are you fool. It must be hard to live with yourself as that is what you keep accusing others of.

          • David Ewers

            A pagan is a person who bekives in mythical magical dieties that live in a magical kingdom somewhere. Accusing someone of being a pagan does not make you a believer. You really are a ignorant piece of white trash

          • Laquisha7

            David,it is spelled “believes” not bekives.

          • David Ewers

            When you have to go after a spelling error means you have no point to make or just too spupid to make one. Go back to counting angels on your pinheads.

          • Wraith Against RichOligarchy

            Ja! So smart you are??? Really??? You are nothing… you think that you know it all, you no nothing. In the end you will turn into dust & that will be the end of you. & that is your reality since you are an atheists. So what is your purpose professor? What is the point of existing in this reality know it all? Answer, answer truthfully if you know it all. Prove that you are the master, prove that you truly are worthy of being called the master of the universe.

          • David Ewers

            you really are a nut case, and since I have proven that you are a religious person after you deny it out comes the venom, I knew if I pushed you hard enough the real you would appear and you did not disappoint. My job is now complete.

            You now have turned into a blathering idiot with no grasp on reality. Tine for those meds

          • Wraith Against RichOligarchy

            Look who’s talking, look yourself in the mirror…plus…you are also not majority…84 percent of the world population has faith; a third are Christian. “Worldwide, more than eight-in-ten people identify with a religious group,” says a new comprehensive demographic study of more than 230 countries and territories conducted by the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life.

            “There are 5.8 billion religiously affiliated adults and children around the globe, representing 84 percent of the 2010 world population of 6.9 billion,” the analysis states.

            Here’s the breakdown of “The Global Religious Landscape,” based on an analysis of more than 2,500 censuses, surveys and population registers:

            • 2.2 billion Christians (32 percent of the world’s population).
            • 1.6 billion Muslims (23 percent).
            • 1 billion Hindus (15 percent.
            • 500 million Buddhists (7 percent).
            • 400 million people (6 percent) practicing various folk or traditional religions, including African traditional religions, Chinese folk religions, American Indian religions and Australian aboriginal religions.

            There are 14 million Jews, and an estimated 58 million people — slightly less than 1 percent of the global population – belong to other religions, including the Baha’i faith, Jainism, Sikhism, Shintoism, Taoism, Tenrikyo, Wicca and Zoroastrianism, “to mention just a few,” the study says.

            About half of all Christians in the world are Catholic, 37 percent are part of the Protestant tradition, 12 percent are Orthodox Greek or Russian.

            The largest population of Christians (243 million) is found, incidentally, in the United States, followed by Brazil, Mexico, Russia, the Philippines, Nigeria and China.

            Again, your arrogant Attitude is not going to win you new adepts at all.)

          • Wraith Against RichOligarchy

            Just look yourself in the mirror. Any insult you throw has no effect on me. I will always have time to reply to the looks of you. Again, I don’t profess any religion at all. You are misunderstanding me. I know history, I know politics, I know religion, I do believe that religion is a necessary evil in any societal cluster. Still you can’t explain things like life or death. You can’t also explain the origins of life, nor the origins of mankind either. You don’t know it all. To claim that
            you do…well…again…maybe you are the schizophrenic…you are not omniscient. I don’t know it all, but I do get that people cannot force other people to become atheists. I am not that stupid like you are. Plus, that is not the way of making new adepts either, insulting people like you do makes plenty of enemies. You already lost you campaign for doing so. As I told you, I just got fed up of reading what you were posting & decided to vex you. It is working, you are still here. :D

          • Laquisha7

            David, you misspelled “stupid”, it’s not spudid, or is that a word you learned in law school? We are discovering that not everyone who claims to be a lawyer or judge knows the law. We also know that the Executive branch doesn’t MAKE law. Maybe you both attended the same schools. Why do you call people names if they have a different opinion than yours? Do you feel that name calling and vulgarities make you look smart? I hate to burst your intellectual bubble, but it has the opposite effect.

          • Wraith Against RichOligarchy

            I agree with you, & I also have to admit that I could not have said it better.)

          • Jerry

            You don’t know how proud I am when liberals and atheists call me names. It just tells me I am on the right track in this life. Thank you so much to you and your demons also. Is your dog also white trash? He looks unhealthy. And talk about ignorant, do you ever proof read what you write or are you too lazy?

          • David Ewers

            what living a a single wide trailer,you have come far. Yes you are a good christian, you have taken cheap shots at my father and now my dog. I rather have a few spelling errors than be a ignorant person. Go back to your demon worship.

          • Jerry

            Are you going to cry about it? I bet you were or are a government worker welfarest.

          • David Ewers

            o have never been a government employee, but i am a officer of the court. every time you open your mouth you prove how good a Christian you are. just the perfect example of hypocrisy. Thanks for the help on proving my point.

          • Jerry

            I may not speak in the most church like tone but the point is still the same.

          • raffaelecafagna

            Please do not pay attention to this uninformed confused brainwashed liberal ; all he can do is an insult after another ; he doesn`t understand Freedom , Illegals and respect of the law ; with someone like this one , the solution is to Ignore him and let him be ; he will go away in his cave .

          • Laquisha7

            leftists always call people names when they disagree with them.

          • raffaelecafagna

            you are another Uninformed Liberal here insulting for no reason ; your zero never deported a single criminal illegal ; your zero gave order to let all criminal illegals out of prison ; of course you don`t know all these infos ; the ignorant and uninformed is you ; so I suggest you start at the top of this post and read so you know what is going on in America and I will be glad to Inform you on anything you need to know .For your Knowledge I served from 1970 to 95 the U.S.Army , the People , America, and kept your Retarded A$$ Free , and today at 71 being disable and cut up to pieces I am here teaching Imbeciles like you , the Meaning of being a Free American in a Free Nation ; so I say to you go back to your satanic cave and stay there and get the hell off of my face , you are a disgrace to America and all Americans .

          • raffaelecafagna

            correction
            disabled

          • David Ewers

            You have to start taking those meds again, the dementia is setting in.

          • raffaelecafagna

            Some infos for you .
            #7 Thanks to illegal immigration, California’s overstretched
            health care system is
            on the verge of collapse. Dozens of California hospitals and emergency
            rooms have shut down over the past decade because they could not afford to stay
            open after being endlessly swamped by illegal immigrants who were simply not
            able to pay for the services that they were receiving. As a result, the
            remainder of the health care system in the state of California is now beyond
            overloaded. This had led to brutally long waits, diverted ambulances and even
            unnecessary patient deaths. At this point, the state of California now ranks dead
            last out of all 50 states in the number of emergency rooms per million
            people
            #8 It has been estimated that U.S. taxpayers spend $12,000,000,000 a
            yearon primary andsecondary
            school education for the children of illegal immigrants.
            #9 It is estimated that illegal aliens make up approximately 30
            percent of the population in federal, state and local prisons and that the
            total cost of incarcerating them is more than $1.6 billion annually.
            #10 The federal government actually has a website that
            teaches immigrantshow
            to sign up for welfare programs once they arrive in the United States.
            #11 The Obama administration recently introduced the very
            first “unmanned”
            border station along the Texas-Mexico border.

          • David Ewers

            First your drivel is completely wrong, they closed because of tax cuts from the bush era. And with the aca coming in the properly insured citizens will no longer have to go to the emergency room for their healthcare, shitforbrains you make it all to easy for me to show jow ignorant you are

          • David Ewers

            I would like to point out a few facts for you, most of the people here came here under your president Bush, not Obama so stop pointing the finder at Obama,

            I would like to point out that California was brought to the breaking point by GOP governors, it took a democrat to get out state out that problem, and we now have one the strongest economies again the country.

            Your other claim about deaths and other crap is a blatant lie. so now we know that you will say anything to make your claim.

            Your other claims are taken from right winged websites that you read. I closing you are disgusting old white man who hates his life and has to blame soeone else for his misery. So go back into your single wide and be quiet until you have something inteligent to say.

            And the claim about the unmanned place in Texas, we have been using listening devices for decades on the border. So again you are just an old ignorant fool.
            Your claim of the 1.4M gang members is most likely right but trying to say that all of them are illegal aliens just is plain ignorant and ir just showing your stupidity.

          • Jerry

            Go to hell liberal. And take your party of lesbians, perverts, and baby killers with you.

          • David Ewers

            Did I hurt you little girl feelings, or were you just hanging out in the bathroom with your congressman and priets.

            Dont like the facts do you.

            Lets see, who hires these people, lets see farmer’s, construction businesses, large corporations, all the kind of businesses that are conservative. Tyoical tea bagger hypocracy again. Go back into your ramshackle single wide.

          • Jerry

            Did not hurt my feelings one bit demon. You never do. Are you a homo? What did you do to that dog?
            You liberal scums need to stop buying lottery tickets, booze, cigarettes, drugs and fancy cars with your welfare money and then complain racist turned off your electric.
            You and yoBama are gay marriage loving, drug legalizing, abortion baby killing liberal demons.
            Its not old white men’s fault most of you liberals have no father because the liberal skipped out. Its not old white men’s fault over half of you liberals quit school to ape black gangsta songs. Its not our fault you crack babies chose to join a drug gang. Its not our fault you believe showing your manhood is impregnating as many females as possible. We owe you zero you crybaby bastard scum.

          • David Ewers

            I do not smoke, drink or do drugs so that does not pertain to me. The fancy cars, well no, but do have a nice compliment of old muscle cars and nice fishing boats. Sorry no Confederate flags on any of them.

            I am not on welfare, so that eliminates me.

            Actually my father was killed serving this country, so he could not have left my mother or the family.

            I don’t like any rap, and I have multiple degrees, masters in econ and a JD,

            Lets see population has the biggest addiction to oxy, oh yeah poor white trash like you.

            Have I asked you for anyhting what so ever, but what I have asked is intelligent points that you cannot answer so you have to get off target. It is so fun having low info people like you go ape over comments and you eat of that top water bait just like a big mouth bass,

          • Jerry

            At no time did I direct that comment directly at you. Just your liberalism in general. You did indicate your comment at old white men as if we are the cause of poor people. In fact you have resorted to racism using the term white trash.
            What I did direct at you was are you a homo and what did you do to that dog.Why did you avoid that part of my comment? Did I hit a nerve? Are you also an atheist Mr. smartie pants.

          • David Ewers

            Nice try bagger, nothing stuck to me. Just another low level info tea bagger. White trash is not racism, at all, it merely is a description of a certain socially economic group that you belong to.

            And the racist remark :ape black gangsta songs” was dome before I called your poor white trash. So gain we now know you are a poor white racist piece of trash. tell me where do you go for those sheets you wear at night the salvation army or do you just take them from your roach infested trailer.

          • Jerry

            I used the word ape as in the content of imitation. Sucker you still did not answer my original questions. Are you a homo and what did you do to that dog? Also are you an atheist?
            You cannot reason with dysfunctional, counter productive, belligerent, obtuse, baby killing liberal demons. You cannot win the argument so you must call us racist to change the subject. You malodorous thieving liberals will never make me feel guilty.
            Sorry you lost your father but it is no reason to become a liberal God Hater like yoBama because his slutty mava passed him around while she did different men all around the world.

          • David Ewers

            nice try klan member, you meant it as a racist remark. And again it was you who brought up the racists remark, or can’t you think through the drunken stupor you find yourself in

          • Jerry

            Prove your slanderous and also false accusation or shut up commie scum.
            YoBama is a gay marriage loving, dope legalizing, abortion baby killing liberal demon. Nothing racial there. Sodomy, witchcraft/ sorcery, and murder are the worse sins in the bible. Yo Bama and you kind represent all of those. I am against all white people that stand for those issues just as much as I am against yoBama and anyone else. Again you cannot win the argument so you must change the subject by calling us racist, haters, homophobes, etc. And 1 more thing. I am employed by a black owned company and get treated fine.

          • David Ewers

            I do not have to prove you are a racist, your own words prove you are. And that claim that I am not a racist I work for a black owned company and you get treated fine does not prove anything either. Again you are the one who through out the racist comment first.

          • Jerry

            No sucker, you repeatedly used the phrase old WHITE man and tea bagger and then you called me poor white trash. Why did you not just say old man as there are also blacks in the tea party and black conservatives whose books I own that say the same things I do. As I originally stated to you Go to hell and take your party of lesbians, perverts, and baby killers with you. You make a slanderous comment and say you don’t have to prove it. Go to Hell Commie scum. You really are bitter about your fathers death. He did nothing for me.

          • David Ewers

            I am not bitter about my father’s death one bit. He served this country from 1943 to 1965 and loved what he did. is legacy still lives within me.

            You show how much a hateful man you are in every statement. And also show that you are not a racist because their are black people in the tea party is funy. All of your insults just slide right off of me and are just from a old man who again is mad about his life because he has been a failure in every thing he has done.

          • Jerry

            You know absolutely nothing about me demon.

          • David Ewers

            Yes I do and that is what pisses you off the most.

          • Jerry

            You must resort to calling me a racists because you cannot dispute the fact I cited about you and yoBama and you cannot prove I said one racist thing you loser, filth, and scum. And you don’t deserve to use the Lords name.

          • Jerry

            Three replies and you claim nothing sticks to you. You mad yea you real mad sucker.

          • David Ewers

            try to put a sensible sentence and get back to me, and again you have denied the poor white ignorant bastard. Tell me what is it like having a mother and father that is also brother and sister.
            Also do you eat without or with your teach and is it hard to chew. And does your cow smile at you or run away when you are behind her?

          • Jerry

            I don’t have any of the things you describe and you need to learn how to spell teeth.

          • David Ewers

            You do not have teeth, and you don’t have a mother or father, were you hatched?

            If tyou want to get into the spelling game, you better to learn yea is spelled “yeah” and then learn grammar. Listen its been fun, but I have to go debate someone with intelligence.

            But in closing, I would rather be on the side of the pope who says that the current GOP/Tea party way of economics is against God’s will.

          • Jerry

            Making false accusations and not proving them is not intelligent, loser.

          • David Ewers

            again typical tea bagger, make accusations yourself then ask the other side to prove theirs.Thanks for proving my points all along

          • Jerry

            Funny how you think representing Gods will is Gay marriage, legalizing dope, and killing babies . You never did comment on those points did you? Remember, that’s the only way your party can win elections.

          • David Ewers

            More blather from a idiot, do read Rand Paul’s position on drugs and their usage.

            And where did I ever say those things, again you are nothing but a blathering idiot.

          • Jerry

            If you represent the demoncrats party you represent those demonic issues. You are less than zero.

          • David Ewers

            guess we did something right, we kicked your ass twice

          • Jerry

            Congratulations, you win hell. Everyone is catching on to your scams demon. 2014 will be very interesting. Remember, you can fool some of the people some of the time… SUCKER.

          • David Ewers

            Thank for shoeing your true christian side of you. Your virtues shall be remembered forever. Knowing that you treat your brother as you will treat yourself. Or does that only apply to white redneck white bigoted trash.

            As far as the homo remark, I passed on it since it was just a feable cheap shot from a man that has to blame someone for his misarable life.

            Tell me, when you got that whole $300 from the lame attempt of bush trying to revive the economy, did you go long or short on IBM or did you buy dome new teeth?

          • David Ewers

            are you not a supporter of this man and his ideals

            Ryan Loskarn – just arrested for Child Porn, working for one of the most conservative senators in the United States.

            http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/11/ryan-loskarn_n_4426401.html

            If you want to the denial thing also, you did not deny living in a single wide. Or I touch a nerve. And you did not deny being poor white garbage.

          • Jerry

            You just accused me. I asked you specifically. And you are really stretching it by bringing someone who only works for a senator.

          • Laquisha7

            I don’t know where you attended school, but your spelling and grammer need serious attention.

          • raffaelecafagna

            David Ewers , you don`t know that ?? I am surprised , someone like you that doesn`t know that . ?? Well ; I tell you something : you may go and find the answer or ask me politely and I will give you the answer.

          • David Ewers

            I eould not believe anything that came out of your demented racist mouth. Go listen to rush for more idea.

          • raffaelecafagna

            a legal immigrant as to wait 5 years , apply for citizenship , take a proficiency test in English and have knowledge of the Language, Laws, ( executive , legislative , judiciary) , maintained a clean criminal record , and at completion of all above he can become a Naturalized U.S.Citizen ; that is one of the reasons that Frank don`t care about being an American ; too Lazy to take the Step .I wonder if Frank knows that Only Americans can Vote. What I posted above it is the Law here ; but zero does not know this Law meaning an Illegal is a Criminal and can` t be given Amnesty and Citizenship.

        • Nancy Gettings Oliver

          or applying legally for citizenship…we gotta reform all right…like Senator John Cornyn mapped out…reform the legal process…not the illegals wants.

      • Nancy Gettings Oliver

        Actually ACLU has screamed about DPS check points in three counties on the border…ACLU insist it is targeting…get this…POOR ILLEGAL ALIENS. DPS is seeking further orders before resuming…I’ll bet they do but try to keep it quiet.

    • aclay777

      It would be hard, they have a right to enforce their state laws and the federal government has no jurisdiction over illegals rights entering a state to break it’s laws. Knowing Holder and Obama, they’ll fabricate something.

      • Nancy Gettings Oliver

        they have been trying for years…even got GW trying to talk Governor out of Texas executing an illegal for horrendous acts on a Texan…Governor said international law does not trump US or Texas…that evil _____ is dead!

    • amuncat

      No mention on Drudge Report! I wonder what Holder’s rationale for stopping this would be, it’s a fed responsibility that we are not taking care of?

      • Nancy Gettings Oliver

        Texans believe ignorance or ignoring the law is no excuse…we will by golly find our way to enforce our laws.

    • Dan J. Wachter

      The Federal Gov’t probably will do nothing. Even if it did, none of the news agencies would pick up the story. They are all owned by the Rich and Powerful who do not want any stories that put Obama in a bad light.

    • robbiedobbs

      if you are so concerned, than why don’t you go down there yourself?

      • bluebonnet114@yahoo.com

        robbiedobbs, you are an idiot! Our taxes are paid so the state is able to use the taxes to do the job that the feds refuse to do, AND will not do because they want to inflict as much pain as possible to Americans and TEXANS to promote their personal progressive agendas. Stand your ground and help protect your rights.

      • Jerry

        Are there any full time job openings for shooting illegal alien cockroaches.

        • robbiedobbs

          so you openly admit wanting to kill people. You should be put in jail.

          • Jerry

            Who said anything about killing people you fool?

          • robbiedobbs

            You did.

            “Are there any full time job openings for shooting illegal alien cockroaches.”

            Shooting people most of the time leads to killing

          • Jerry

            Since when is a cockroach people? Did you think I meant the people who enter our country illegally and shoot our border patrol agents and bring drugs into this country? I thought you could read better than that. Where does it say I wanted to kill any humans?

          • robbiedobbs

            is that what they do? they dont come here looking for a better life as your ancestors once did at some point in the last few hundred years

          • Jerry

            Don’t ever compare yesterdays immigrant with todays illegal alien. They had to go through Ellis Island. They had to have a sponsor so if they didn’t make money the sponsor was responsible for them. There was no welfare programs of any kind. Immigrants could not come for free health care, already pregnant or to get anything for free. The sponsor had to put property up for collateral to insure that society would not be burdened.
            I know you will not acknowledge this and will go to another article and try the same argument over.

          • robbiedobbs

            why cant I compare things of old? you use a book written over a thousand years ago for justification of EVERYTHING.

          • Jerry

            I am still waiting for your reply to my Don,t ever compare… comment.

          • robbiedobbs

            jerry, to be honest, I think I will stop coming to this site. it is too depressing and a very negative site. full of hate. you do agree with a lot of stuff on here, but at least admit it is full of hate. So perhaps this is my goodbye. if you want to find me commenting on threads, I will be at therawstory.com you should check it out. see the other side POV

          • Jerry

            Thanks for letting me know. I use the site to blow off steam. Hope you don’t take it to personally.

          • robbiedobbs

            no, but seriosuly, check out therawstory.com maybe you will know my feeling when I come to this site

          • Jerry

            Ok, I’ll look at it.

          • MouseTalk

            robbiedobbs a cockroach is a BUG! STOP being childish!!LOL!

          • raffaelecafagna

            another brainwashed here with no clue ,same as David Ewers ; these two
            are like seagulls: They fly in, make a lot of noise, steal your lunch, cr@p
            all over everything, then eventually fly away and leave to others to clean up
            the mess.

          • raffaelecafagna

            go to hell * Retard Brainwashed Liberal *; you must be on that give me give everything free line ; go to Mexico and see what you got coming ,you will be in jail chained to a metal bed.

          • Jerry

            I have tried with Robbie. There is no hope for him. He still won’t answer my question, how many kids has he bred and how many different women did he breed them with? He want’s us to pay for all his plunder.

          • raffaelecafagna

            best solution is to Ignore them , eventually they will go back to their caves.

          • robbiedobbs

            is that how it works in mexico. also why do i get anything for free?

      • raffaelecafagna

        you are another Confused , Brainwashed ,Uninformed Liberal Ki$$ A$$ to criminal Illegals , go back to your cave and stay there.

    • Goon’s ND Redneck

      Count on Eric Holder suing Texas soon. We can’t have the states securing the border that’s illegal. I am sure the Justice Department will call it racist.

  • craig

    obamas base grows a little every time an illegal enters the country …we have to defy Obama on all levels or we might as well scrap our CONSTITUTION …SOMETHING ALL AMERICANS SHOULD BE WILLING TO SACRIFICE FOR TO SAVE!!!

    • Ruth Hofmann

      BRAVO!! We just need to give the gov. less of our $$$, and then we won’t need to beg for some of it back to do what can do better than they can anyway!!

  • jmfay

    Isnt this man running for Governor? Perry hasnt done much to deal with this and this seems like its been staged so he could get some publicity.

    Not saying; not to do it but why was it done now? and is it going to continue if he doesnt get the money from the legislature? They only meet once every 2 years too.

    • Doug

      Yes, he’s a serious candidate and it is staged.

      • jmfay

        Thought so because if TX was really serious about dealing with illegal immigration; they would have e verify in their state for all work including independent contractor work. NPR did a piece a while back on how much of the construction industry is done by illegals who dont have work comp so TX gets hit in 2 ways; the medical bills when they get hurt and since 1099 has no taxes , medicare, ss taken out; losing out on income taxes.

        GA and other red states have done so much more to combat illegals in their states. TX just seems to invite them and we know its a border state but AZ is doing things too. Why cant TX? Instate tuition isnt given to illegals in AZ including the DACA kids yet its available in TX.

        • DMikeS

          Sorry, this has been tried, but the feds have blocked it as being un-Constitutional (not that any of them actually READ it). Seems their is some BS explanation that states can’t get involved in foreign affairs.

        • bluebonnet114@yahoo.com

          I am in TEXAS, it does not matter if it is staged or not, as long as it gets done is the right answer. TEXAS does not invite them, it is against the law to come here illegally . Real TEXANS do not like our laws to be broken, and the eric holder is the one that needs to go, right along with obama.

          • jmfay

            Obama and Holder are bad true but Perry catering to illegals is just as bad. Sorry we are an Independent and we have no problem calling out both sides.

            Perry ought to be ashamed of himself between instate tuition and no e verify for all work in TX when he is a Republican. Yes you have alot of hispanics in TX but legal hispanics need to exist too just like everyone else and catering to illegals to make their lives comfortable so they can exist where they have no right to be is not right and encourages illegals to stay and come.

            TX is almost as bad as CA when it comes to catering to illegals and also the businesses who hire them.

          • Mark Creason

            I just moved here from California, because I want to better enjoy my freedom. It is a scam. Texas has as much if not more regulation as California. I went Christmas shopping last week and noticed the liquor stores are closed on Sunday. Just one example of the state’s government hand regulating us. In Texas, they don’t want Fed regulations, because they want a monopoly.

          • raffaelecafagna

            The Retarded Imbeciles Democraps in Austin are the Major problem ; Davis wants to give Driver Licenses to Illegals , same with Van de Putte and Pervert Brothers in San Antonio and many more .

      • Keith Lombard

        no its not staged,it is part of a program that my dad worked on,and they have been doing certain things down on the border for a while,its just not talked about much,because for one thing when the feds find out,they get butt-hurt and vengeful against the state,and also because we dont want to explain to the enemy how we plan to fight them,because then it gives them an advantage. but things are changing in texas from a do what we want and just dont tell the feds,to a full blown middle-finger to the feds. theres always many reasons behind a choice. but results are results no matter how or why they come about.

      • victoria_29

        NO he is NOT running for Governor….do you people ever read or even listen to the boob tube for anything other than reality tv.

      • Ewilk

        “He’s a serious candidate???” Where do you get your news? Dewhurst is running for re-election as Lt. Gov.

    • SmartInTexas

      Dewburst is a RINO. He is in favor of a state tax. Staged….yep.

      • victoria_29

        SMH not staged …you really should change your name because that certainly doesn’t fit.

        • SmartInTexas

          David Dewhurst supported a state budget that had a “reported” decrease in border security spending. During his tenure as Lt. Governor, Dewhurst has foiled efforts to repeal in-state tuition for illegal immigrants, and even allowed the program to be expanded.

          In 2005, Dewhurst supported creating a payroll tax on Texas employers (“Senate Passes School Finance Package,” Lt. Governor’s Office, 05/12/2005.
          You are easily fooled. Please tell me you are not a Texan.

    • Connie Moorhead

      It doesn’t matter why he’s doing it! I’m just glad somebody is finally doing what’s needed done for a long time.
      If getting elected is an added perk, so be it..

    • Ben Love

      go back and read the article again stupid

    • Keith Lombard

      this was actually in the works back in 2010-2011,right before perry ran for president. it was the death of my father Howard lee lombard that held it up,google him. he was head of the d.p.s. emergency management divisions mobile command center,and also emergency managements lead tech adviser and engineer. had it happened then, people would have claimed it was to benefit perry,and they might have even been half right. but the truth is it is something us texans all take seriously,and work on even when the feds try to thwart us in every way.

    • Trav

      He’s running for lieutenant governor. He was previously running for senator but was beat out by Ted Cruz.
      They have conducted operations like this in the past but one can argue that this is a federal role (which they seemed inclined to ignore).

      • victoria_29

        you have no choice but to ignore it when feds flat ass refuse to do their jobs.

    • victoria_29

      NO he is NOT running for Governor…SMH people need to get a clue before the run mouth…

    • Beeta

      This has been going on at our borders for sometime now.. We have purchased Boats bigger and meaner looking than the ones in the pics.. This is not the first it has been published . I have heard of it several times before with Pics. You all just missed it… As A Texan we are aware of this and it has not just started recently… Dewhurst would Be a Good Gov. . We do not want Perry to leave for he has been awesome Gov.. Done so much for the people of Texas and TEXAS.

    • Ewilk

      No. He’s running for re-election as Lt. Gov. Texas AG Greg Abbott is the front runner for Gov.

    • Trudy Hand

      Folks it does not matter. Illegal is illegal. Something needs to be done and if the so called president is not going to do it, the state needs to protect it’s citizens.

    • bluebonnet114@yahoo.com

      this question should be asked of the obama administration. It does not really matter “why”, it just matters is it getting done? Another good reason for TEXAS and other states to Secede! We are using our own tax dollars to do this and still had to send our other taxes to dc. SECEDE, it is the answer

  • Kerry Lyon

    I’m glad someone is getting something done about this. it’s long past due. I have spoken w/ Texans that live close to the border. They are scared of whats going on w/ the cartels. People are forced to allow these criminals to conduct business on their land, or die. Pipe fitters working in the oil field disappear along with all their equipment. I’m proud of Texas for doing what needs to be done. Semper Fi!

  • Doug

    It’s good that this educated man said they were “fixing to appropriate more money.”

    • Connie Moorhead

      Who cares, as long as he does it??. He’s educated & that’s the way lots of people talk here. Get over it!

    • Pat Boyd

      Oh well, smart a$$ed Doug, it’s regional terminology. Get over yourself, and DON’T MESS WITH TEXAS, nit-picker, because we are just GREAT!!!!!!

      • Doug

        I love Ted Cruz. He graduated from Princeton and Harvard the two finest educational institutions in the country. He doesn’t say fixing does that make him an idiot by contrast?

        • Tom Duritsky

          Ted just jump to the other side( Dem ) so he’s now gone to..They are all the same, all about control.. he was in on signing the NDAA also, but didn’t like the way it was worded,but he didn’t do nothing about it either,just sign it. If you think the NDAA isn’t bad, go read it. They now can put you into a FEMA CAMP and there’s nothing you can do about it. The war is coming.. Sooner than you think…

          • victoria_29

            You are a total moron that is lives in moonbeam land….

          • Doug

            Wake me when it’s over.

        • victoria_29

          Actually Doug he does when he is here at home, he talks just like the rest of us. Most of us unlike some of y’all are actually bi-lingual we can speak in southern or we can speak in snotty hell speak.

        • Beeta

          If he is a Texan you can bet you bottom dollar he does . And he is!!!

        • Pat Boyd

          I love Ted Cruz, also, but there are phrases used in different regions of the country (everyone might not use them) and that doesn’t mean someone is ignorant for using them. I should not have replied to you, but you just struck me as an arrogant snob making an issue of a fellow-Texan’s speech. Why does one feel the need to criticize simple things like that when there are so many major problems in our world presently?

    • Ben Love

      you dumb bastard – fixin to is the state verb of Texas – educate yourself!

      • Doug

        Your last name transcends all your communication.

    • Michael Cimino

      Its called Texan lingo… its like you saying yalls… or whatever the hell you Yankees say… Or ebonics.. if the shoe fits

      • Barbara Finger

        Texans and Southerners say Y’all – Yankees say Yous Guys – at least Y’all is a real contraction

      • Laron Woods

        We know how y’all talk in Texas, but what matters more is y’all got the job done that the FedGov can’t seem to do. We depend on our Texas friends to “git er done”. A big hearty thanks to y’all down there!!

    • Beeta

      Come to Texas Doug and someone want be just “fixing to slap your azz” they will get er done fersure! Don’t mess with TEXANS!!! We don’t take no crap off of out siders…

      • Doug

        I’ve been to Pflugerville twice. Austin, San Antonio, Corpus Christie. I’m fixing to go back someday.

        • John Titus

          Obvious troll is obvious.

  • Rob

    California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas can sit down and come up with a comprehensive plan to shut down the entire border and fix this problem for good, and needs to. Then when the unnecessary feral government whines because they’re losing power, the Border States need to tell Washington to go pound sand. They had their chance, now WE’RE going to get the job done.

    What the hell do we even have Washington for in the first place? Think about it.

    • Connie Moorhead

      I agree 100%, Rob!!

    • Chin Kim Chong

      The Tea GOP is there to defund the government, isn’t it?

      • Laron Woods

        Best idea yet! Get em together and do the job FedGov can’t seem to do.

        • Chin Kim Chong

          With out funds is a death deal

    • Kana60

      I think you can rule out California since they have a reputation of protecting illegal aliens as well as giving them financialeducation aid over legal US citizens.

      • Louis Chapman

        In that case, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada and Oregon need to come up with a comprehensive plan to shut down the border.

        • victoria_29

          AZ is too busy surrendering land

          • Beeta

            I don’t know what you mean about that but with the law Obama forced on them that they cannot ask them if they are an American citizen is just an open door for illegals to come across . They come from Nogales and they know the law . If ask they just say I do not have to say. Actually they are not suppose to ask. They cannot detain them unless they suspect they are breaking other laws like bringing in drugs etc.. If they ask to search their vehicle they can say no. So it is so screwed up and Obama has intentionally done so.. His Democrat voters…

          • Linj1

            I love that People start slinging mud on people that have no Choice’s, we had 12 years of Republican Presidents and I believe they were from Texas, so do tell me what the Republican Presidents did for the People Of the USA I mean other than put us in Debt Trillions of Dollars? anyone with a brain wouldn’t want another 12 years of that so we got stuck with Obama, because, the Republicans put us in a depression,
            I fear we will never recover from, the Only Person that might have got us in a better place was Hillary Clinton, we couldn’t vote for a woman could we? Even knowing when Clinton was in office we were in the black, way in the black, We were In the BLACK when the Republicans got back in office, and that was Republican President Bush #1 with a grudge against a Business Partner (The Bushes George Bush #1 and George Bush #2 who were business partners with Sodom “OIL” any one remember that?we all know he was a tyrant but he didn’t have weapons of Mass Destruction as they Said he did, did he?), as time goes by we get lied to and spend Billions on a conflict with Sodom Hussein, then we get George Bush #2 in office “his Mother and Father wouldn’t campaign for him” that should have been a clue but it wasn’t,Who would want another Republican President after 12 years of War and were still Borrowing From China while the Government who is braking us are taking their Perks and Raises out of us, We had a huge mess no matter who went in Office it didn’t matter who got in and this is not one Person doing any one thing we have a huge mess made of our economy then we get running us into the ground? then we get Obama and we are now in the toilet! He wasn’t Qualified, he didn’t have the experience but we didn’t want a woman did we?He has not done all this alone he had Democrats and Republicans alike pushing threw the health care bill and never even reading it, it should never have made it to the Senate it should have stalled in the House and no one has yelled about the 20 new tax’s that come with that bill they are all guilty, I would gladly and will Vote for Elizabeth Warren or Hillary Clinton if either of them run we need someone with the will of the people in mind we don’t need any thing, no cost of living raises for SSA, SSI, or the Children in the streets due to the miss- management of our Money, but they Dam sure took another one! How about they put back the Billions they stole from the SSA Fund to balance the Budget for years, they never mention it! and as for California the Mexicans were suppose to be here to work in the fields, they are in every Branch of the Government white People have never been able to get Jobs in the County other than educated people the Mexicans bring in their own when there’s an opening white people never know about it if you want a good job in California learn to speak Spanish.and Vote for the candidate not the Party if you want change Vote Smart.

          • Realwriter24

            Oregon is pretty much a liberal bastion of nonsense just like CLifornia is, only they are quieter about it…..

        • Kana60

          Border enforcement, a good use for UAV’s armed with infrared paint balls. Strafe illegal border crossers and then you can identify them with black lights.

          • FFPUrbex

            Your getting you types of light mixed up blacklights are ultraviolet not infared. totally different things

          • Kana60

            you’re correct, should use ultraviolet paint balls.

      • Tom Duritsky

        I use to live in San Diego for years and you wouldn’t believe how many illegals there are. Had to be careful driving on the freeways there so you wouldn’t run them over when they were sneaking into the country..

      • Beeta

        It does little Good for some of the states to do Border patrol when you have a gate open in Calif.. They come in there and spread like a disease all over the nation… New Mexico and Calif. will not comply . It is going to have to be a law and the Feds go there to enforce it… Nancy Pelosi is a liberal senator from there and most others are all liberal also.. You are fighting a losing battle if you cannot stop it from the Gulf to the Pacific….

    • francoamerian

      I am glad Texas is doing something about this now matter what the reason is. GO Texas.

    • Ray

      Everyone would agree to this, Except all the illigals and druggies

    • Barbara Finger

      Problem is that the feds will come in and put a stop to it – they have done it before

    • Beeta

      New Mexico is a liberal state and if I were a betting person I would bet New MExico would not cooperate with the other 3..

    • cl thames

      Don’t include CA in that group. With the current adminisration here, CA is the northern Mexico. I’m moving to Texas or Arizona when I retire from this Obamoron state.

  • disqus_GYXQ8Ms8Zk

    obama’s extravagant vacations could have paid for several months of border security.

  • Chin Kim Chong

    The question is how to stop Texans drug abuse?
    Once demand for drugs is gone, the cartels will go broke.

    • Pat Boyd

      Texans drug abuse???? You think Texas is where the drugs stop? OMG that’s hilarious! Where do you think the rest of the nation’s druggies are getting their supply if it’s not coming through all the border states?

      • Chin Kim Chong

        There must be a market for them in Texas, make Texas free of drug users and let the other states deal with their problem

        • John Perry

          Texas is a vast state and they use rural areas to stage their deliveries to the other states. Texas probably does have some demand but it is the country as a whole that brings the large amount of drugs through there.

          • Chin Kim Chong

            One of the things that nobody talks about is the local cartels, who they are?
            US citizens must be running the US cartels but why nobody talks about it?
            What are the distribution networks?
            How the money is laundered in the US, not all the money goes back to the foreign cartels of course?

        • Roger Thibault

          I see; so, according to your theory, ALL of the Chinese made CRAP coming into American Ports is because Californians and New Yorkers buy it all. Personally, I’d rather buy American stuff every chance I get and let China go broke.

          • Chin Kim Chong

            According to your statement drugs are good for Americans

          • Bob

            I am pretty sure you are just trolling.

          • Chin Kim Chong

            if you have a good idea to share do it, stop repeating what somebody else toll ya

          • philrobbins

            Good luck finding anything made in America

        • victoria_29

          wow as I read some of these posts I think this has to be the most ignorant one yet….then I run across one even worse. But congrats yours takes the cake….literally your ignorance is astounding

          • Chin Kim Chong

            illuminate us with your vast knowledge, beside your flag no see anything interested about you

        • NukeWaste

          Chong, get a basic economics book. This is just business.

          • Chin Kim Chong

            Apparently this topic is not about cannabis economics but a political melodrama for the innocent minds to consume

        • Barbara Finger

          what hooey – the drugs PASS thru Texas to all the people in the other states – I wonder are you trying to be funny or sarcastic? – And if that was the case LEGALIZE IT

        • Pat Boyd

          You missed the point! You made it sound as if everything illegally coming over the border was to feed the “Texas” drug problem. Some Texans may have that problem, but drugs coming over all the southern borders are going to the entire nation. Texas, however, is trying to do something about it at an expense to TEXAS taxpayers. We are not getting needed help from the Feds. So, your statement about stopping Texan’s drug demands as the answer to solving the issue was illogical.

    • rascaltherat

      You’re a dope.

  • jdelaney3

    States are within their rights to enforce immigration laws. The feds long ago usurped that authority. Glad to see TX exercising its constitutional authority. Love that place!

    • Chin Kim Chong

      Yeah boycott the cartels, stop using drugs

      • richz

        That is the best plan of all!!!!

      • ncnorm

        Your name explains your distance to the problem in relation to the miles from where name commeth from.

        • Chin Kim Chong

          Opium cultivation rising in Afghanistan and the epidemic of heroin users is a new trend, no need to be near the border to see that, heroin could be shipped in containers, Airplanes, boats or thru the Northern border not only the southern border.

        • robbiedobbs

          thats just racist.

      • Michelle Thompson

        I say legalize marijuana in Texas and tax it this will take a bite out of the cartels for sure…I am not a marijuana user nor have i ever been or ever will,the tax dollars could be used to shut down the borders and take some of that lotto money we make in texas and apply it there as well….just a suggestion…

        • Chin Kim Chong

          That is an idea, but it has to come with several restrictions. Marijuana is not like alcohol, if you drink a glass of whisky nobody else would get drunk, but if you smoke a cigar in a small room with your kids, all of them will get high.

          • Bob

            People who go to “marijuana friendly places” would want to get high. Just like cigarettes are illegal in public places (bars, restaurants, places of business, etc), so would marijuana. I would want to see higher restrictions on smoking in public places like parks, 15 feet out of an entry way isnt enough, etc.. But its all manageable.

          • Chin Kim Chong

            Yep but still he irresponsible individuals expose their families to second hand smoke, who can enforce a restriction on that?

    • victoria_29

      ah just curious very familiar with the Constitution?

      • jdelaney3

        Victoria,

        Actually, yes. Am very familiar with the Constitution. I refer you to “Feds Usurp State Immigration Authority” in my book, “A Patriot’s Call to Action”, a portion of which follows:

        My research into this subject quickly and manifestly shows that federal primacy relates only to matters of naturalization, but that immigration still remains very much a State power.

        We must remember that the Ninth and Tenth Amendments to the Constitution clearly reserve those powers and rights not specifically granted by the Constitution to the federal government to the States or to the people. Simply put, if a power is not specifically granted to the federal government (Art 1 Sec 8), that power falls within the sole purview of the States. The Ninth was intended to preserve all rights existing under state laws as of 1791. The intention of the Tenth was to prevent future federal encroachments upon the states via its exercise of non-delegated powers.

        As the federalistblog points out, “because the States retained just about everything they had before joining the union, and the fact this is clearly enumerated in the Constitution, gives Congrss no more authority to authorize entry of immigrants or asylum seekers within the individual States any more than it has the authority to direct another country to accept them.” In fact, before and after the 14th Amendment, most States actually had their own immigration commissioners to supervise state immigration activities as well as state immigration representatives in various foreign countries to encourage legal entries into their states of specially qualified persons. But, by slow erosion of the Constitution over the years, the feds have pretty much usurped nearly all authority over immigration matters. Willfully negligent or otherwise financially dependent, aka bought-off, States have, by their silence over the years, stupidly and irresponsibly consented to this–and countless other–federal encroachments.

        Rep. John Bingham, co-author of the14th Amendment, argued that while States may not deny entry of US Citizens, States may forbid entry of aliens and to deny their right to acquire property in the States.

        Surely, ‘ole John must have been a crackpot. Huh?

        Justice Taney argued Congress has no right to authorize the introduction of aliens without the express consent of the States involved. He also cited Holmes v Jennision, Groves v Slaughter, and Prigg v Pennsylvania to demonstrate that the States alone had the power to expel and exclude. Another Constitution-first troublemaker!!!

        In a note to Congress, Pres. Grant asserted that the federal government was prohibited from interfering with immigration matters and that “responsibility over immigration can only belong with the States since this is where the Constitution kept the power.” And all this time I thought Grant was a nice guy!!!

        The challenge for the feds over the years has been to prove that immigration somehow directly relates to foreign affairs, thus incident to its exercise of delegated powers under Art 1 Sec 8. However, because the federal government has been unable to constitutionally or cogently demonstrate that relationship, it has simply usurped state authority. And, as said, up to now States have routinely submitted.

        While Art 1 Sec 8 specifically grants Congress the power “to establish a uniform Rule of Naturalization, and uniform Laws on the subject of Bankruptcies throughout the United States”, nowhere in the Constitution is Congress granted authority over matters related to immigration. NOWHERE!!! (Note: by definition, “immigration” relates to the movement of people while “uniform rules of naturalization” relate solely to citizenship requirements.) Again, the Constitution’s enumerated federal powers say absolutely nothing about immigration; thus, if immigration/asylum authority is not expressly granted to the federal government, it is, therefore, expressly withheld from it. (Note: the only allusion to immigration, per se, is Art 1 Sec 9 which prohibits the “migration and importation” of slaves after 1808, a deal which the States agreed to as a condition of ratification.) Fullstop.

        • Doug

          I’d love to read your book. Will I find it in the library system?

          • jdelaney3

            Appreciate your interest, Doug. It’s available on-line (Amazon, Barnes&Noble). Hope it is to your liking.

        • Chin Kim Chong

          So according to your book, a state could restrict migration from other US states?

          • jdelaney3

            If illegal aliens, yes. If US Citizens, no. Read the book.

          • jdelaney3

            Illegal aliens, yes. US Citizens, no. Read the book–and the Constitution.