Thank you for the opportunity to testify in support of Senate Concurrent Resolution 29, which demonstrates Texas’ unwavering commitment to protecting its citizens by stepping up to secure the border. My name is Melissa Ford, and I am the policy director for Secure & Sovereign Texas, an initiative of the Texas Public Policy Foundation.

The ongoing crisis at the border represents a grave and imminent threat to the safety and well-being of families and communities in Texas. The Foundation is grateful for Senator Creighton’s and your committee’s leadership on the urgent and necessary border-security effort envisioned in this resolution.