Prior to passage of House Resolutions 5230 and 5272 dealing with the crisis at the southern U.S. border, Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX) took to the floor of the House of Representatives to emphasis the need to shore up that border because of the threats its vulnerability could post to U.S. national security.
“I’m one of those who come from the state of Texas and like many in this house, i have been down in the Texas-Mexico border,” he said. “You have to be there to know what’s going on. I went up and down the river with law enforcement officers from the state of Texas and we see the people on the Mexican side and the Mexican government is complicit waiting for us to pass and they start coming across. And the other side talks about it being one group of people, children. That’s not true. because the people that are being apprehended are not just children, a lot of them are teenagers, a lot of them are older.”
“There were 144 nations that came across the border this year, represented,” he continued. “This week before i got there, there were three Ukranians. Why is everybody coming to america through south Texas? because they believe where they start out, whether kids in Honduras, or terrorists, Ukranians or someone else, they believe this president, this administration says, you get to America, we are going to let you stay. we have all kinds of different kinds of legal reasons, but the bottom line is you will stay in America and America will stay in America.”
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