State Agricultural Leaders Tour South Texas Border

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

MISSION, Texas - Agricultural leaders from eight states far from the U.S.- Mexico border say they are more convinced than ever of the need to reform the federal guest worker program after a tour of border security operations in the Rio Grande Valley.

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples, who made border security a central campaign theme in his unsuccessful bid for the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor, led the group Wednesday. He said he hopes to enlist the support of states ranging from Maine to Mississippi in the fight for immigration reform that could aid border security efforts.

The leaders were briefed by the U.S. Border Patrol, toured an international port-of-entry and cruised the Rio Grande on a Texas Department of Public Safety gunboat.


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