Austin, Texas 7-15-14
The Austin Texas Tea Party
3267 Bee Caves Rd Ste 107 #222
Austin, TX 78746-6773
V: 888-676-7221 x:701
The Texas Border Crisis
In response to the illegal immigration crisis on the border between Texas and Mexico, the Austin Texas Tea Party endorses the following statements from Texas U.S. Senator Ted Cruz. “We are witnessing a humanitarian crisis unfolding that is the direct consequence of President Obama’s lawlessness. When the President of the United States prevents the Border Patrol from following the law, and enforcing our immigration laws, when the President of the United States announces to the world amnesty for those who have broken the law, the consequence is people respond to that, and the way they respond to that is handing over their children to drug dealers and vicious cartels.”
With that said, we make the following points:
1. Our hearts go out to all the children involved in the massive flow of illegal aliens to the United States but we refuse to be a party to the enabling of policies and behavior that contributes to the mutilation, rape, brutalization and even death of children attempting to reach the US border in their belief of amnesty.
2. We cannot bear the thought of human trafficking for the purpose of prostitution, child pornography, and indentured servitude.
3. We are not prepared to spend our limited budgets and resources to fight an unrestricted drug trade and multi-national crime as the result of US border and immigration policies.
4. We do not want to see the health and safety of our own children, seniors, and communities suffer at the expense of pro-amnesty, open borders ideology promoted by the Left.
5. Our issue isn’t with illegal minors, but with a federal government whose policies promote horrors upon the “trail of tears” for which these people are lured from their own countries. Our issue is with a U.S. federal government that entices illegal immigration with a veiled promise of amnesty. Our issue is with a federal government that packs kids into detention centers in conditions worse than prison. Our issue is with a federal government that bypasses State and local governments, who fires agents, medical personnel and care givers who speak out about detainee conditions, and censors media in the name of “protecting” the children above the right of the people to know the truth.
We call on the Austin City Council to answer the following questions:
1. Does the city council have any advance information concerning any illegal immigrants coming to our city? Are there any coming here and, if so, how many?
2. Where are these illegal aliens to be housed or detained? Will there be any public debate offered regarding the locations chosen for housing illegal aliens?
3. Has the city enough financial resources to manage an influx of hundreds or thousands of non-English speaking, indigent people? Are there enough law enforcement resources, hospital and medical services, and other civic resources funded and available to manage illegal aliens re-located to our communities?
4. Does the city have a contingency/emergency plan developed to cover this specific scenario?
5. Will the care and services available to citizens in this city be affected by the sudden and large influx of illegal aliens?