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Gov. Rick Perry to Send Texas National Guard Troops to Secure U.S.-Mexico Border

Governor Rick Perry is expected to announce at a press conference in Austin this afternoon that he will be mobilizing Texas National Guard troops to the border. A memo obtained by The Monitor states that troops are expected to enter the Rio Grande Valley area gradually, building up to 1,000 after a month.   Read more »

at Jul 21, 2014 12:03 PM
       

Texas Must Take Urgent Action on Migrant Children Crisis

U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) and I authored the following op-ed today in The Houston Chronicle:

It is no secret that we come from different political parties and differ on many issues. But we are Texans and we know that with the responsibility of public office comes the duty to take action when others will not - to find solutions for the problems facing our state.   Read more »

at Jul 16, 2014 10:15 AM
       

Houston Man Faces Life In Prison for Sex Trafficking Minors

A Houston man now faces up to life in prison and a fine of up to $250,000 for his conviction on charges related to trafficking of minor girls for prostitution. The charges involve the trafficking of at least three girls under the age of eighteen.

In a plea bargain agreement, Pierre Johnson, also known as “Too Good” or “Uncle”, admitted to forcing at least three minor girls into

at Jul 14, 2014 2:33 PM
       

Cornyn, Cuellar Offer HUMANE Act to Solve Border Crisis

WASHINGTON— Tomorrow U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, the Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Refugees, and Border Security, and U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, a member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security, will introduce the Helping Unaccompanied Minors and Alleviating National Emergency (HUMANE) Act, legislation designed to reform current law and solve the ongoing humanitarian crisis on our southern border.

“Congressman Cuellar and I are proposing a solution to the current crisis on our border,” said Sen. Cornyn. “Our proposal would improve the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2008, treating all unaccompanied minors equally and ensuring Due Process under the law in a timely, fair manner.”   Read more »

at Jul 14, 2014 12:33 PM
       

Illegals in America by Obama

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8OdenyUSCQ

Who exactly is to blame for the current surge in Central Americans crossing the southern border? There are the obvious reasons: violence and poverty in El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala. According to an article in the Express News, “In Honduras, violence drives an exodus” by Aaron Nelsen, human life is not a valued commodity, and the people are looking for a way out of this vicious environment.   Read more »

at Jul 9, 2014 4:53 PM
       

Senator Cornyn: Border Visit Would Be “Wakeup Call” for the President

I spoke on the Senate floor today on the humanitarian crisis at the border and urged President Obama to visit the border during his upcoming trip to Texas. 

I recently visited McAllen, Texas myself a week ago today, and it is heartbreaking to see these young children without their parents.

at Jul 7, 2014 4:39 PM
       

Abbott Develops Human Trafficking Prevention Tool for Educators

Attorney General Greg Abbott announced the release of a Human Trafficking Prevention Manual that is targeted to teachers and other education professionals who will be facing an onslaught of potential victims in this coming school year. The release of the training manual comes during a meeting of the Texas Human Trafficking Task Force that is chaired by General Abbott.   Read more »

at Jul 3, 2014 12:09 PM
       

Working to Address the Child Crisis at the Border

Recently, I questioned Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson as part of a Judiciary Committee hearing to conduct oversight of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). My colleagues and I covered a host of issues, but focused upon the DHS’s responsibilities at the border, and the Obama Administration’s failure to enforce the law.   Read more »

at Jun 10, 2014 1:33 PM
       

Combating Human Trafficking

Unfortunately, human trafficking is a growing criminal activity that occurs outside of the public’s eye and is too often ignored. An estimated 100,000 children are sold in the sex trade in the United States each year. No child should ever be subjected to this.

I believe that the pain caused by this modern form of slavery is unacceptable. That is why I am championing efforts to end trafficking.   Read more »

at May 28, 2014 9:24 AM
       

US House Declares War on Human Trafficking

HOUSTON,Texas—The U.S. House of Representatives passed a series of bills on Tuesday attacking various aspects of our national problem of human trafficking. Texas is currently one of the nation’s hubs for human trafficking and Congressman Ted Poe (R-TX) took the lead on one of the bills passed. Breitbart Texas reached out to Congressmen Ted Poe, John Culberson (R-TX) and Blake Farenthold (R-TX) for their thoughts on the passage of these bills.   Read more »

at May 22, 2014 5:03 PM
       

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