David Dewhurst announced today the release of a new policy plan for border security and stopping the flow of illegal aliens, drug trafficking and transnational gang activity into our country. The "Dewhurst Plan for Border Security" addresses one of Dewhurst's top priorities if elected to the U.S. Senate: to secure our borders and protect our nation. The plan, which Dewhurst released this afternoon in El Paso, highlights five goals that he believes will solve our border crisis. They are:
1. Triple The Size Of The Border Patrol
2. Strengthen Coordination And Implement Strict Enforcement
3. Use Advances In Technology And Intelligence To Stop Criminal Activity Along Our Border
4. Treat The Cartels And Transnational Gangs As U.S. National Security Threats
5. Reject Amnesty And Stop Illegal Immigration At The Source
"For years, our federal government has failed to secure our borders and protect our citizens from the dangers of illegal immigration, drug smuggling and transnational gang activity that take place daily on our Southern border," David Dewhurst said. "As a former U.S. Air Force and CIA officer, I understand that an unsecure border is a real threat to our national security, and it's time the federal government got serious about this issue. In the United States Senate, I pledge to be a fighter for securing our borders and protecting our nation from day one."
The plan offers specific and practical ways to secure the border, including tripling the number of U.S. Border Patrol agents to 60,000, permanently ending programs that allow illegal aliens to avoid deportation, dramatically increasing the use of UAVs, drones and other technology along the border, eradicating the Mexican drug cartels, and categorically rejecting all amnesty programs with a pathway to citizenship, which only serve as an incentive for more illegal immigration.