As threats from violent drug cartels creep across our borders, it’s a stark reminder that securing our borders is not very high on our federal government’s list of priorities. If the Obama Administration spent half as much time thinking of ways to close the border with Mexico as it did trying to sue us for our voter ID laws, we wouldn’t have a border problem!
Texans must govern Texas, and all the more in the absence of federal executive leadership. As Attorney General, I am making it a top priority to work with the Department of Public Safety, local law enforcement officials, and the executive cabinet to determine the strategic needs to secure our international border and how to achieve our goals for border security to protect Texans. I am also working to achieve operational control of our border.
I oppose amnesty and while in the Legislature voted to prohibit sanctuary cities, filed bills to stop illegal immigrants from receiving in-state tuition, and voted against providing driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants.
Help us secure our border!