Rep. Slaton Announces Intent to Re-File Border Wall Legislation
GREENVILLE – As the Texas Border continues to be invaded by illegal aliens with hundreds of thousands crossing in just the past few months, along with unprecedented levels of human and drug trafficking, State Representative Bryan Slaton (R-Royse City) announced his intention to re-file legislation requiring the State of Texas to finish the border wall started by President Donald Trump. The bill would complete the wall along the Texas-Mexico border, send the invoice to the Federal government, and charge them interest for non-payment.
Slaton issued the following statement:
“The Texas Border has never been secure and now that Joe Biden has been president, it’s worse than it has ever been. Hundreds of miles of wall were built under President Donald Trump’s leadership. It’s time for Texas to step up and finish the job President Trump started.”
Slaton further added:
“Texans deserve a safe, strong border. They deserve leaders who will stand up to stop this invasion, defeat the narcoterrorist cartels, finish the wall, and send any illegals that threaten the safety and sovereignty of Texas back across the Rio Grande.”
In 2021, Slaton filed House Bill 2862 to require the completion of the Texas Border Wall and to name the structure after President Donald Trump. That legislation was killed by State Affairs Committee Chairman Chris Paddie, an establishment Republican from East Texas who declined to run for re-election.