A property rights organization, representing over six million acres of property, in deep South Texas, released a statement of endorsement over Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s visit to Laredo Thursday.
“We commend Donald Trump for taking the time and effort to come to Laredo to begin to learn firsthand the realities that our members face on a daily basis,” stated Susan Kibbe, Executive Director of South Texans’ Property Rights Association. “We are confident that the media attention to his visit will help the American people understand the failures of the federal government to fulfill its basic responsibility of securing our sovereign border and the magnitude of what the people of Texas have had to do to fill the huge void that has been left.”
The void Kibbe refers to is the refusal of the Obama Administration and federal government to take adequate measures to protect citizens and their properties in Texas. On a daily basis, homeowners, ranchers, farmers and other property owners face danger and intrusion from the continuing flood of illegal immigrants coming across the Rio Grande River unlawfully from Mexico into the United States.
Kibbe says the only requests the organization she leads has of Trump “are that he make return visits to Texas border regions, which we will happily arrange, to experience our extremely diverse geography and illegal immigration patterns, understand why many hundreds of illegal immigrants have died 50 to 70 miles north of the border, and consider the market forces for labor and drugs in the United States that has empowered the Mexican cartels to thrive because of failed federal policies.”
Many residents of the region, both citizens and legal immigrants, frequently point out that White House policies of the Barack Obama place their family and property in harm. Last summer’s tidal wave of illegal aliens deluging their communities left them vulnerable to disease, crime, and danger from cartel activity.
“We are confident that once Mr. Trump becomes fully aware of the abdications of the federal government and the complexities of commerce with Mexico, this country’s third largest trading partner after Canada and China and far ahead of Japan, he will join us in praising what Texas has done to compensate for failed Washington policies,” Kibbe stated. “Beginning with former Governor Rick Perry and continuing with Governor Greg Abbott, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, House Speaker Joseph Straus, and the members of the Texas Legislature, Texas has committed well over a billion dollars, plus the time and effort of thousands of state troopers and National Guard members, to help protect the safety of Texans and all Americans.”
“It is now time for the President and the United States Congress to act,” she demanded.