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Texas Department of Agriculture November 15, 2012, 9:39am 1,979 views | 6 comments
AUSTIN -- Following up on a Texas Department of Agriculture video interview with Hidalgo County rancher Fred Cappadona, KRGV-TV in the Rio Grande Valley unexpectedly captured firsthand footage of the very real national security breach Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples has been imploring federal officials to help prevent. As cameras rolled, several individuals crossing over from Mexico onto American soil were detained and questioned by law enforcement officials who have become all too familiar with the smuggling of drugs, humans and violent tactics that strike daily fear into the hearts of Texans living in the region.
“This news story provides powerful evidence that our border is porous and easily infiltrated by those who openly traffic drugs, humans and other contraband across Texas soil,” Commissioner Staples said. “Within minutes of dispatching a news crew to follow up on our interview with Mr. Cappadona, KGRV-TV suddenly had an entirely new perspective on the intended story. As the news cameras clearly illustrated, our farmers and ranchers are finding human remains, drugs and cut fences in their fields. Clearly, this is a national security breach that demands sufficient federal resources to restore safety and security to our fellow Texans who live in fear of cartel violence, trespassing and other illegal activity literally taking place in their own backyards.”
To view the KRGV story: view below.
“I am hopeful President Obama and his administration will utilize his second term in office to heed the calls of Texas citizens living in fear,” Commissioner Staples said. “Now is the time to focus on our national security problem. Now is the time to reconsider his administration’s repeated claims that the border is somehow safer than it has ever been.”
ProtectYourTexasBorder.com was established by Commissioner Staples to allow Texans to share testimonials in the hopes of convincing Washington that additional federal resources are needed to combat the growing problems of illegal immigration and drug cartel crime. Earlier this year, Commissioner Staples launched a 16-part series titled “Texas Traffic -- True Stories of Drug and Human Smuggling.” The true stories are a testament to the reality that violence initiated by Mexican drug cartels is flowing into the United States and extending northward into other areas of the nation. The series is available at ProtectYourTexasBorder.com.
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4 th Generation Texan Sutherland Springs November 21, 2012 9:30am
Hey, this report can't be true. Big Sis said that we have better control over our borders than ever before. Surely she wouldn't lie out of her dirty rotten lying mouth. I have a lot of faith in her words and abilities.
We had a chance to witness illegal aliens coming thru Brooks County first hand. We were doing oil field work on the Mariposa ranch for eight months back in 2007-2008. And most of the illegals were NOT from Mexico. We saw them, ... More ›
We had a chance to witness illegal aliens coming thru Brooks County first hand. We were doing oil field work on the Mariposa ranch for eight months back in 2007-2008. And most of the illegals were NOT from Mexico. We saw them, we talked to them, we watched the Border Patrol round them up on a daily basis. It's very real folks.
Obama is not going to do squat. He wants them here in the US so they can become citizens and vote his political party back into office next term.
70 miles north of the border in the Falfurrias sector (Brooks County)Border Patrol apprehended 13,701 in FY2012. That is a 39 percent increase from FY2011. In addition, almost 60 percent of those apprehensions were individuals ... More ›
70 miles north of the border in the Falfurrias sector (Brooks County)Border Patrol apprehended 13,701 in FY2012. That is a 39 percent increase from FY2011. In addition, almost 60 percent of those apprehensions were individuals from countries other than Mexico. BTW, it is estimated that for every one that Border Patrol apprehends, three get through. You can do the math.
concerned granny Floresville November 16, 2012 7:22am
This is so very scary, but I doubt if Obama will give the funds needed to keep them out. He will probably have the fences cut down so they can come in and get that free health care that they can get, while people who have paid ... More ›
This is so very scary, but I doubt if Obama will give the funds needed to keep them out. He will probably have the fences cut down so they can come in and get that free health care that they can get, while people who have paid taxes, fall on bad luck, can't get medical care from a local doctors office. I feel so sorry for the people down there that have to live with the fear of these illegals, I will pray for their safety, it is only going to get worse....