We warned President Obama about our problems at the border years ago. His failure to act has put Texas in a grave crisis, the likes of which we have never seen before.
Since October, about 60,000 illegal immigrants have crossed the border. Before that, illegal immigration cost Texas breadwinners an estimated $3.7 billion a year in welfare and resources. Imagine what the new cost estimate will be for Texans who are already having a tough enough time providing for their own families.
It is estimated another 150,000 illegal migrants will breach our borders by the end of next year. While Washington falters, in Texas we must do everything in our power to secure the border and preserve the precious resources we have allocated for American citizens here at home.