Victims' Rights Caucus

Speeches

WASHINGTON, March 7 -

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Mr. Speaker, like many Members of Congress, I receive thousands of e-mails from my neighbors each month about issues that are important to them.

Since I work for them, and Iím their advocate, it is important that I bring their words directly to the House floor and let other Members hear what I call the pulse of Texans.

Bill Bagi from Crosby, TX recently wrote me about the deteriorating condition of our southern border with Mexico. Hereís what he has to say.

ìI own and operate a heavy, specialized trucking company and transport specialized freight around the USA and Canada.

One-fourth of my freight ends up in the south Texas towns of McAllen, Pharr, Brownsville, and other towns.

Over the last 10 years, I have watched the border in south Texas deteriorate with not only undocumented crossing but much worse -- the cartels.

I know from many of my business customers along the U.S. border that this cartel issue is becoming a very serious issue.

Many speak of a Blood Bath to come on the Rio Grande River.

I urge you to ask the Congress and our President to not only not stop the deployment of people on the southern border, but increase them tenfold to protect our U.S. citizens living in America.

This is much more serious than the media and government wants to admit.