Texas Border Security to be the Focus of US House Hearing

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Drug cartel violence along the Texas-Mexico border is the focus of a U.S. House subcommittee hearing on Capitol Hill.

Three Texas law enforcement officials Wednesday were invited to
the homeland security hearing. U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul of Austin,
who will chair the hearing, says data on spillover crime and
violence is "deceiving and underreported."

Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steve McGraw is
scheduled to testify. So is McAllen police Chief Victor Rodriguez
and Zapata County Sheriff Sigfedo Gonzales.

Zapata County is where an American tourist raced to shore last
year after she said Mexican pirates ambushed she and her husband on Falcon Lake. Her husband's body wasn't found.

Officials from the Department of Justice, the Department of
Homeland Security and Arizona's attorney general office are also
set to testify.


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