Texas State Rep. Introduces Bill to Finish Trump's Border Wall
'It is time for Texas to stand up and finish the work that President Trump started'
Texas state Rep. Bryan Slaton (R-Canton) introduced a new bill to complete President Donald Trump's border wall construction to be completed by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS).
Slaton said Joe Biden's recent action should not stop the construction of the wall along the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas.
“President Trump fought to bring real border security and was opposed by Republicans and Democrats in Congress," Slaton said.
"While hundreds of miles of new wall were built under his leadership, the Biden administration has already ceased border wall construction,” he added.
“It is time for Texas to stand up and finish the work that President Trump started."
"Let’s finish building the border wall now,” he added.
The bill states that part of the wall shared with Texas could be named after Trump.
The bill states:
“[DPS] must include as part of the transportation infrastructure, technology, and commercial vehicle inspection infrastructure at ports of entry along this state’s international border the construction to federal specifications for similar infrastructure of a wall to be named the ‘President Donald J. Trump Wall.'"
Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) said that over 10,000 illegal immigrants were apprehended in a single border sector in Texas in about a week.
“We are weeks, maybe even days, away from a crisis on the southern border," Cuellar said in a news release.
"Inaction is simply not an option."
“Our country is currently unprepared to handle a surge in migrants in the middle of the pandemic.”
He added that some 2,500 illegal immigrants have been apprehended in the past two days since the press statement was released.
The news comes as an Arizona sheriff has warned that Joe Biden's anti-Trump immigration policies have left the border "wide open for cartels," putting Americans in danger.
Sheriff Mark Dannels of Cochise County, Arizona is speaking out against Biden's decision to halt the construction of President Donald Trump's border wall.
Dannels slammed Biden's policies, saying he has created a "crime scene" at the U.S.-Mexico border.