Thank you- Secure our Border

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Border Meeting

I joined President Trump in McAllen for a briefing from those working directly on this problem. I truly appreciate him coming to Texas to underscore the crisis at the southern border and the immediate urgency of his border security plan. It is time for his opponents to put aside the partisan games and address this very real crisis. The President’s comprehensive plan to build a wall where it is needed, along with additional funding for narcotics detection, additional detention beds and additional immigration judges to handle the deluge of asylum applications and immigration cases, is critical to Texas and the country, and Congress should act immediately to fund it.

Thank you for your input on this important issue facing Texas.

Dan Patrick