In response to Texas’ new farm bill, farmers and ranchers are calling for a “strictly targeted, statewide, border enforcement strategy” that would prevent border crossers from entering their state.
The plan is being called the “Texas Border Enforcement Plan.”
This strategy would aim to stop border crossings by: • Using unmanned aerial vehicles and drones to target farm animals and crops • Using infrared cameras to track the movements of people and vehicles that cross the border • Targeting border crossings by “fishing expeditions” to fish, harvest and transport food, and to search for contraband • Using surveillance drones to monitor wildlife and the movement of livestock and human cargo from one state to another.
The strategy would “target border crossings with the intent of preventing them from re-entering the United States,” according to a press release from the Texas Farm Bureau.
The press release said the strategy would help “make it more difficult for those who are intent on entering the United State illegally to enter Texas.”
But the plan would not address the issues of the previous Texas border fence, known as the “Nogales Border Wall,” which has been in place for nearly a decade.
The “Nugales Border Gate” was built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1993, and has since been the primary barrier between Texas and Arizona.
It is estimated that there were more than 7,500 border crossings during that time, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.
A number of other federal and state agencies have used the fence in the past to control crossers, including the FBI and the U of T’s College of Nursing.
In October 2016, the Department of Homeland Security estimated that between 100 and 150,000 people had illegally crossed into the United Kingdom during the same time period, according the Guardian.
“The Border Gateway is the safest, most secure, and most cost-effective border fence in our nation’s history,” the Department said at the time.
“We have spent billions of dollars on this project and it has made a difference.
This is unacceptable. “
In the past year, the border has become more dangerous, and the number of apprehensions has risen.
This is unacceptable.
It will not work to secure our border, and we will not support it.
The Border Gateway has already cost billions of American taxpayer dollars.
In the last few years, we have seen record numbers of illegal immigration. “
What is clear is that this will not stop the flow of illegal immigrants into the country.
In the last few years, we have seen record numbers of illegal immigration.
We are seeing an uptick in border crossations, a surge in smuggling.
“As we stand now, there is no way to guarantee the safety of those crossing the border.” “
Border crossings are only going to continue to rise if the United Sates borders are not secured,” the press release added.
“As we stand now, there is no way to guarantee the safety of those crossing the border.”
It’s unclear if Texas will be able the plan’s provisions to prevent crossers and the use of drones in border-control operations.
“I believe that the border wall is a critical step in preventing the entry of illegal aliens, and I believe that this strategy will make it easier for those crossing our borders to enter our state,” said Sen. John Cornyn, a Texas Republican who is chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
“But I believe the strategy will not address those issues that border patrol officials are working to address.”
Texas Governor Greg Abbott has also criticized the plan as being “an unnecessary, expensive and ineffective way to control border crossings.”
The statement continued, “The border wall will not prevent illegal aliens from crossing the Rio Grande into Texas and crossing into the state. “
For example, the plan does not address concerns regarding border privacy and security, such as the border’s vulnerability to human smuggling and terrorism, or border crossing times, which can increase the likelihood of a human smuggling transaction being transacted,” the statement said.
The statement continued, “The border wall will not prevent illegal aliens from crossing the Rio Grande into Texas and crossing into the state.
It only addresses the security needs of border patrol officers and will not create a barrier for those illegally crossing the river.”
The Department of Agriculture did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The Texas Farm Department is not the only farm or ranch in Texas to advocate for the strategy.
The Cornhusker State Farm Association, a national trade association, has called for “stricter border control” measures and “the establishment of an all-out, nationwide strategy to stop illegal immigration.”
Texas Agriculture Commissioner John Bunning said in a statement, “We are all united in our opposition to this bill, which is nothing more than a slap in our face to Texas farmers and ranch