Breitbart reported that TX Governor Rick Perry, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, and Speaker Joe Straus directed the Texas Dept. of Public Safety (DPS) to immediately begin law enforcement operations on the Texas/Mexico border in an attempt to combat the flood of illegal immigrants pouring into the state in the absence of adequate federal resources to secure the border. State leaders have authorized approximately $1.3 million per week to fund border security operations.
State Representative Debbie Riddle (R-Tomball) told Breitbart that she spoke with Governor Rick Perry’s (R-TX) Office and they confirmed immediate action to deal with the Texas border crisis. Further details are not available at this time, but Riddle said, “It is going to happen.”
“They are gathering together everything they need to begin this right away,” Riddle said.
Riddle said, “We are going to feel this particularly here in the Houston area because of Houston’s role as a command and control center for the cartels–for both their drug and human trafficking operations.” She added that Texas Department of Public Safety Director (DPS) Steve McCraw told her last week that Houston is still the hub for these operations.
Riddle said, “Governor Perry is very angry that the feds are doing nothing about this problem.” She went on to say, “I didn’t expect the feds to do anything.”