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Border Report Calls for Military Response to Southern Border Crisis

November 19th, 2010 . by TexasFred

Border Report Calls for Military Response to Southern Border Crisis

This is from the office of Texas State Representative John Carter (R) TX - 31. I am on his mailing list. I wanted to share this, and one other email I received.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 19, 2010

(WASHINGTON, DC) – The growing state of chaos in Northern Mexico is a direct threat to the homeland security of the United States and must be met by a military response, according to the latest field investigation by the House Immigration Reform Caucus (IRC), ordered by IRC Chairman Brian Bilbray (R-CA) and House Republican Conference Secretary John Carter (R-TX).

IRC Chairman Brian Bilbray stated this morning, “With the drug war, human trafficking, and increasing violence along our borders, it is absolutely imperative to provide the necessary resources to our state and local law enforcement officials. Drug cartel violence in California, specifically in San Diego County and along the Pacific Coast, mirrors that which is happening in Texas and Arizona. Without proper support through grants and collaboration with local, state, and federal agencies, we will continue to see the negative effects of a failed border policy.�?

“While the Administration is focused on groping grandma at the airport, heavily armed drug smugglers and Al-Qaeda supporters are daily infiltrating our southern border,�? says Carter. “This report clearly documents that security at our border has improved, but is still insufficient, and identifies the remedies to correct the situation.�?

“The U.S. Border Patrol and our Sheriffs are doing everything they can to secure our southern border, but there are simply not enough officers to stop the deluge of violent criminals pouring across,�? says Carter, the seventh-highest ranking Republican in the House. “We need an immediate surge of armed personnel to shut down the criminal invasion, as has been successfully demonstrated to work in the past.�?

The 44-page report, “Broken Neighbor, Broken Border,�? calls for an immediate deployment of a minimum 25,000 armed troops at the call of the border Governors, along with substantial new support for the Border Sheriffs, U.S. Border Patrol, and National Park Service law enforcement.

The field investigation was conducted by IRC staff and Congressman Carter in August and September, and covered the Texas border between Falcon Lake in Zapata County and El Paso, along with Maricopa and Cochise counties in Arizona.

The report calls for 12 legislative recommendations for the upcoming Congress to secure the border from drug smuggling, terrorist infiltration, human trafficking, and illegal immigration. All spending for the improvements would require budget offsets from existing federal programs.

· Pre-authorize Border Governors to deploy National Guard/State Defense Forces to secure the border in their state.

· Community Impact Aid for Border Sheriffs’ Departments

· Allow illegal aliens to be prosecuted in any border sectors

· Appropriate $3 billion annually U.S. military/National Guard/State forces operations to secure the southern border

· Block dismissal of illegal immigration charges by the Administration

· Make E-Verify Mandatory Nationwide

· Prepaid Local Law Enforcement Grants for Border Sheriffs

· Improve Border Access Roads for Law Enforcement Access

· Provide Liability Shields for Border Patrol/USCG officers/Private Property owners

· Remove foot bridges from the Rio Grande

· Lower Federal Drug Prosecution Age to match States

· Assure powers of detention for troops on border duty

The report will be published online on the IRC website at, and on Congressman Carter’s website at

Contact: John Stone (202) 225-3864

Folks in Texas are taking this seriously! Read this, from a source I have in Law Enforcement.

America’s Third War: Texas Strikes Back

Nov 18, 2010 2:11 PM EST

I never thought that we’d be in this paramilitary type of engagement. It’s a war on the border,” said Captain Stacy Holland with the Texas Department of Public Safety.
Holland leads a fleet of 16 state-of-the-art helicopters that make up the aviation assets used by the Texas DPS to fight Mexican drug cartels.

« Read the rest of this post HERE! »

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Hutchison signals she’s ready for a showdown with Perry in 2010

December 10th, 2008 . by TexasFred
Hutchison signals she’s ready for a showdown with Perry in 2010
AUSTIN – In creating a committee Thursday to explore a run for governor, Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison sent her strongest signal yet that she’s ready for a showdown against Gov. Rick Perry that would cost millions and sharply divide the Texas GOP.

Ms. Hutchison has considered running for governor before but always backed away. This time, by launching the committee, she has cleared the way to open a campaign office and raise money for the race.

Although the Republican primary is 15 months away, the contours of the race have already emerged – Mr. Perry casting her as part of the problem in Washington and Ms. Hutchison labeling him a divisive, ineffective leader in Austin.

“As any person watching the last legislative session could see, it was very contentious and acrimonious,” she said. “Certainly Texas is looking for change in that office.”

Mr. Perry, who has repeatedly said he will seek re-election, fired back through a spokesman by suggesting that the Republican senator has spent too much time outside Texas.

“There hasn’t been much good coming out of Washington – record deficits, bailouts, spending,” said Mark Miner.

Full Story Here:
Hutchison signals she’s ready for a showdown with Perry in 2010

There are a few things that Kay Bailey Hutchison needs to think about before she comes home to run for Governor. There are a lot of Texas voters that are seriously pissed off at her. I am one of them.

And why are some Texas voters so pissed of at the once most prestigious woman in Texas you ask? KBH took a stance against border security, Hutchison on defensive over border fence. KBH took a stance FOR amnesty for the illegal invaders that are over running our state and this nation, Immigrant Dream Act Fails Key Senate Vote. KBH proved herself to be nothing more than a SOCIALIST when she vote FOR the Wall Street bailout, Congress OKs historic bailout bill. She voted FOR a bailout that approximately 68% of Texas voters told her they didn’t want. KBH did NOT listen to the wishes of those that put her in office, an event that is happening all too often with far too many elected officials.

Hutchison has ignored the wishes of the people of Texas. Politicians seem all to eager to dismiss the wishes of those that put them where they are it seems. It’s time to send a message to KBH, we, the people of Texas, need to now ignore her by NOT supporting her run for the State House. It’s time for KBH to retire from politics, if she ignores the people of Texas as a U.S. Senator, how in the world can any of us expect her to pay attention if she were Governor?

Personally, I will support Rick Perry against Hutchison. He’s not a great Governor, he’s not as bad as I feel Hutchison would be. And I am on record, right here, right now, as saying, IF the Dems or Libertarians put up an intelligent and viable choice, and KBH were to get the Republican nod, I will support an alternative candidate! I did so in the presidential race, I made my views quite plain for everyone, I will NEVER support the lesser of the evils again.

Texans have great memories, we don’t forget things like the recent antics of KBH, I won’t forget, and I won’t allow Texans to forget. I would be betraying my principles to do otherwise on a Texas vote of such importance!

Cross Posted at: The Texas Connection

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