Norris quotes Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano as saying: “Let’s stick with the facts. We need to be upfront and clear about what’s really happening along our borders.”
He goes on to cite several examples of cross-border violence, including incidents in which bullets fired from Mexico struck the city hall and a University of Texas building in El Paso.
“Because of the feds’ ineptness and passivity,” writes Norris, “it’s no wonder that half the states in our union are taking matters into their own hands regarding border enforcement and immigration.”
More needs to be done to protect vital agricultural interests near the border, he asserts, pointing to the 8,200 farms producing $700 million in crops in Texas border regions.
Norris concludes: “Playing down border violence and trumping up Washington’s successes may be effective for campaign rhetoric, but it’s killing our citizens.”
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