Kyle Biedermann’s Plan To Secure Our Border

December 2, 2015

I just returned from a bor­der tour and do you know that our fed­er­al gov­ern­ment has post­ed signs in many lan­guages, INCLUDING CHINESE, to assist crim­i­nal ille­gal aliens cross­ing the bor­der? You heard me right, CHINESE.

As a bor­der state, Texas has much at stake if we con­tin­ue the failed poli­cies of the past. The US is the only civ­i­lized nation that does not secure its bor­der. This must change and it will be my #1 priority.

Secur­ing the bor­der will take much more than words or cam­paign slo­gans, it will take delib­er­ate and seri­ous action.  It’s not to keep peo­ple out, and it’s cer­tain­ly not to be anti legal immi­gra­tion. In a post 9–11 world secur­ing the bor­der is sim­ple: it’s all about know­ing who is com­ing in, when and why.


ENFORCE THE LAW: First and fore­most, we need to enforce our cur­rent laws.

END SANCTUARY CITIES: We need to imme­di­ate­ly end Sanc­tu­ary Cities.

STOP REWARDING LAWBREAKERS: We need to end the incen­tives to come here ille­gal­ly.  It needs to be com­mu­ni­cat­ed clear­ly that there will not be any ben­e­fits, jobs or amnesty for illegals.

HIRE LEGALLY: Employ­ers need to be fined for hir­ing ille­gals by using an E‑verify system.

SUPPORT LEGAL IMMIGRATION: Reform the legal immi­gra­tion sys­tem includ­ing expand­ing green card oppor­tu­ni­ties and work visas.

SECURE THE TEXAS BORDER: The Fed­er­al Gov­ern­ment has failed us and has no will to pro­tect our state or our coun­try.  I will sup­port SB 1252 the “Inter­state Com­pact for Bor­der Secu­ri­ty”, which rec­og­nizes that each state is respon­si­ble for mon­i­tor­ing, detec­tion, appre­hen­sion, and detain­ment of unau­tho­rized bor­der crossers to enforce exist­ing fed­er­al immi­gra­tion  laws.  This bill passed the sen­ate last ses­sion but was held up in the house com­mit­tee and nev­er got to the floor for a vote.

Isn’t it odd that we spend bil­lions of dol­lars every year to secure the bor­ders of oth­er coun­tries, thou­sands of miles away, yet we have holes through our own bor­der and tun­nels under it, that are  large enough to dri­ve a bus through?

It is unfor­tu­nate that any dis­cus­sion about Bor­der Secu­ri­ty turns into per­son­al attacks on US cit­i­zens who are foot­ing the bill for oth­er peo­ple break­ing the laws of our coun­try.  It is even more trag­ic that our Fed­er­al Gov­ern­ment also choos­es not to enforce the cur­rent laws of our country.

The fact is, the Mex­i­can Gov­ern­ment, the ter­ror­ists and the drug car­tels are the bad guys.

They are prof­it­ing from those who are want­i­ng to come the US for a bet­ter life fueled by the hope for amnesty from this White House. The car­tels with their coy­otes charge thou­sands of dol­lars to bring ille­gals of all races and back­grounds across the bor­der whether they make it here alive or not.  They don’t care if they are drug smug­glers, child abusers, mur­der­ers, crim­i­nals, human traf­fick­ers or terrorists.

As I said ear­li­er, I just returned from a bor­der tour and do you know that our fed­er­al gov­ern­ment has post­ed signs in many lan­guages, INCLUDING CHINESE, to assist crim­i­nal ille­gal aliens cross­ing the bor­der? You heard me right. CHINESE.

Did you know that in pre­vi­ous years, more than 7,500 ille­gal aliens who came ille­gal­ly across our South­ern Bor­der hailed from places like Iraq, Syr­ia, Iran and Sudan, includ­ing state spon­sors of ter­ror­ism. Then once they arrive, some ‘Sanc­tu­ary Cities’ are issu­ing these unknown crim­i­nal ille­gal aliens false identities.

In the bat­tle against bor­der insan­i­ty, Texas state pol­i­cy MUST be the first line of defense. We must stand firm and enact com­mon­sense pol­i­cy not just for Texas, but for the safe­ty of the entire nation. A bro­ken bor­der paired with ‘Sanc­tu­ary City’ leg­is­la­tion is telling ille­gal aliens, crim­i­nals and ter­ror­ists alike, ‘Break the law and get to the Unit­ed States as fast as you can. When you do, we will take care of you and issue you an iden­ti­ty; any identity.’

Among the Sep­tem­ber 11th ter­ror­ists, 19 of them had more than 60 driver’s licens­es and over 300 alias­es and iden­ti­fi­ca­tions. They went to oth­er states with lax iden­ti­fi­ca­tion laws and that’s why the U.S. Con­gress enact­ed the Real ID Act, to save lives. Sup­port­ers of an open and bro­ken bor­der have essen­tial­ly vot­ed to for­get all that and instead empow­er crim­i­nal ille­gal aliens and even ter­ror­ist thugs look­ing to game our sys­tem and worse, harm Americans.

While the Mex­i­can Gov­ern­ment takes bribes,  the US and Texas Gov­ern­ments are  also to blame for allow­ing the law­less­ness, giv­ing incen­tives to those that come here ille­gal­ly and giv­ing sanc­tu­ary to the law break­ing ille­gals.  This is insanity.

Legal immi­grants deserve a bet­ter way to be wel­comed into the US safe­ly and with dignity.

I was hon­ored to see for myself the harm­ful effects of an unse­cure bor­der when I recent­ly spent a week­end with the Texas Bor­der Vol­un­teers whose mis­sion is to “assist law enforce­ment offi­cials with secur­ing the bor­der, uphold­ing the rule of law and edu­cat­ing the gen­er­al pub­lic with regard to immi­gra­tion issues and influ­ence leg­is­la­tion at the local, state and fed­er­al lev­el.”  These men and women stand watch to assist law enforce­ment and to pro­tect landown­ers prop­er­ty and also save the lives of those ille­gals who are left to die by the coyotes.

I Pledge to make Bor­der Secu­ri­ty my #1 pri­or­i­ty as your State Representative.

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