7/19/14, "Demonstrators protest surge of undocumented immigrants crossing Texas border," 12newsnow, Beaumont, Texas
Texas state flags and signs reading "Secure the Border", a group of
demonstrators stood along Dowlen Road in front of Chick-fil-A in
It was a small group, only about eight people, but their message was big.
federal government is not controlling the border," said Roger Evans, a
member of the local chapter of the Texas Nationalist Movement. Hundreds of similar protests are scheduled in dozens of states over the weekend...
specifically would like Governor (Rick) Perry to militarize the Texas
state militia and send them to the border, to stop (immigrants) from
ever coming across the river to start with,” said Evans.
“We just need to have a strong border that we have control of to be sovereign," said Doug Wallace, another protestor.
Even young children are taking a stand on immigration.
need to keep people from coming across our borders illegally so we
don't pay for them," said 12-year-old Kira Holloway, who attended the
demonstration with her parents.
month the Catholic Charities of Southeast Texas proposed to Jefferson
County Commissioners that they use the former Al Price State Juvenile
Correctional Facility in Beaumont, which closed down in 2012, to help
house some of the immigrant children in Texas. No decision has been made
don't think we should do it. Why should we use tax money to go out and
repair that thing… so they can move illegal aliens in there?" said
demonstrators are also calling on Governor Perry to call a special
legislative session to make it illegal for any entity to execute a
contract to house any undocumented immigrants in Texas.
But Evans is not totally against foreigners making the United States home.
“If they come in the right way, go through the proper process, that's not a problem," he said."