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Real estate agents carrying guns it's more proof that Mexico's drug worst -- -- over the border into the United States sound extreme well.
It's really happening.
Cartel violence just across the -- making it impossible to sell US farmland on the border and that's not not Texas farmers are also being forced to battle Mexican drug cartels.
That's right farmers not soldiers or police are taking on dangerous cartels Texas agriculture commissioner Todd staples insists the federal government needs to take action.
He is not twice as President Obama for help has the president replied -- staples shared finishes at staples joins us nice -- -- commissioner.
It's good to be on your show and thanks for come the taxes down of the border yourself and send it firsthand so many times.
-- and number at times and they've been over the border what sectors stated it's it's certainly -- a story that decking it needs a big spotlight.
And tell me I understand the farmers had a hard time on your order.
Well they truly are in the recent report that we had about the rule of -- -- being unable to sell the Foreman rights plan is yet another example.
The horrific set of circumstances that are forward and -- her her having to live with each and every day.
People from terrorism is our government's basic responsibility.
And this administration is utterly failed when they deny that there's a problem.
Now you -- the president twice once in December and once in February have you gotten a reply from the White House to either one of those letters.
We have not been responded and as you know I even commissioned a report from.
That was co authored by major general Bob scales to have a strategic military assessment of the border.
-- -- I'm trying to convey to the administration what's happening are farmers or ranchers were -- and I created a website called.
Protect your Texas border dot com.
And -- administration.
Denies that there are problems so I ask general -- scales in general McCaffrey was the other co author.
To do say a military assessment LA this said in no uncertain terms the cartels are doing their best to get a foothold inside the United States.
And the rural regions of taxes are the ones that are suffering the most and our administration is turning -- Action.
As a footnote to that -- both those said generals testified before congress and they were treated unbelievably rudely by one member of congress have never I've never seen anything like in my entire life.
I was I was.
From two of our nation's highly decorated and nonpartisan.
Unbiased military professionals.
Saying the problems or extreme.
The intimidation and the gun battles the shootings they are occurring during the rural regions of Texas not only 3% of our Texas border.
Is rural and largely on incorporated.
Our cities or doing a good job it's very unfortunate what has happened in El Paso to the lady.
They've got hit -- for a bullet I think that was probably an isolated incident but I know what is not isolated.
And that is our farmers and ranchers -- or being chased off their own property.
And we have a president -- secretary of Homeland Security that for some reason.
And I can understand why or not listen to the firsthand testimony of former director for -- trial.
Nobody tells -- story better than those that have seen it firsthand and that's what's happening in Texas and there are not responding and while we need action.
You know commission though is said you know you talk about the farmers.
But you know every -- out.
The cocaine that are on the streets of Milwaukee in buffalo and Boston everyplace else chances are came through that corridor and the innocence is not just -- -- -- and my -- feel bad for the farmers I have been -- I've seen the situation.
But it it is -- the effect is spread throughout our entire nation.
And that's ride it drugs -- and every major city in America the report that general scales in general McCaffrey wrote demonstrated that in graphic terms.
And not only are drugs cocaine heroin methamphetamines and marijuana flowing north that are measured by the time.
But we know that billions of dollars for or flowing south.
And and it's happening in and Texas just happens to be on the front line.
This is a national problem this is an American problem -- we need all Americans to step up and demand that our federal government to do its job and there are some specific things that I believe the president could do.
Good -- I gotta go figure out how come back down because that's still understand the story thank you commissioner.
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