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Home | Opinion | State Sen. Rodríguez releases statement on deployment of 1k additional Texas National Guard
Texas State Senator Jose Rodriguez

State Sen. Rodríguez releases statement on deployment of 1k additional Texas National Guard

On Friday, State Sen. José Rodríguez issued the following statement on the Governor’s decision to deploy an additional 1,000 Texas National Guard to the Texas-Mexico border:

Deploying more National Guard to the border is a fool’s errand and a waste of millions of taxpayer dollars, whether those dollars are federal or state. Neither the Texas National Guard nor DPS troopers who have been sent to the border have any enforcement authority when it comes to federal immigration laws.

This latest action will not help to alleviate the humanitarian crisis at our southern border. As has been well documented, the growing number of immigrants seeking asylum is primarily the result of people fleeing horrific violence and other atrocities in their countries of origin.

Instead of further militarizing our border communities, state leaders should allocate some of the $800 million appropriated by the Texas Legislature to provide resources to border communities like El Paso. In the absence of leadership both at the federal and state levels, our local communities have stepped up to care for these immigrants with basic decency and provide them with a modicum of dignity as they seek the opportunity for a safer, better life for their families. The taxpayer dollars that will be used to pay for the National Guard should instead be used to reimburse local governments and non-profits that have shouldered the burden of providing shelter, food, and coordinating transportation for asylum seekers.

The state should also focus on reimbursing cities like El Paso that use their local taxpayer dollars to pay for additional CBP agents at ports of entry. Increasing staffing at ports of entry and investing in infrastructure that will improve the movement of people and goods will do significantly more to improve border security than sending these troops, separating families, or building a wall.

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José Rodríguez represents Texas Senate District 29, which includes the counties of El Paso, Hudspeth, Culberson, Jeff Davis, and Presidio. He represents both urban and rural constituencies, and more than 350 miles of the Texas-Mexico border. Senator Rodríguez currently serves as the Chairman of the Senate Democratic Caucus, and is a member of the Senate Committees on Agriculture (Vice Chair); Natural Resources and Economic Development; Transportation; and Water & Rural Affairs.

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26 comments

  1. Rodriguez can go to hell

  2. Did YOU SEE Paul Manafort Today?

    Mikey is already in hell! and so is Paul Manafort! did you see him today? in shackles and handcuffs! he sure aged fast. And Donald Trump will also aged fast when he goes to prison in less than a couple of years from today.

    • Sorry Alberto you are totally wrong. Trump will win by a landslide victory in 2020. You will continue to suffer extreme TDS. LOSER!

      • ALL trumpTURDS are going to HELL!

        Hey! George Nader? aka fero da goat,you are a delusional moron.
        The only landslide that Trump will be involved with is digging holes and breaking large rocks. When he arrives at a federal penitentiary in 2021.
        Nancy Pelosi is right on,she even agrees with me as she has said that she rather see Donald Trump in prison.
        So that makes you a damn loser George NADER! What do you think about your true name George? Mad Mikey’s name is now judge ROY Moore…HA HA HA…..PRICELESS!!!!
        TRUMP 4 PRISON IN 2021!

        • Delusional with extreme TDS as usual. lmao. Wrong. Both you and your buddy Nancy Piglosi are losers. Your true name is Alberto Velarde the dolt that lives in section 8 run down apartments. A total nobody. You will find him in the twilight zone marked LOSER. Trump 2020 winning!

    • Promise to leave the country when President Trump wins re-election! Alberto for prison in 2020

  3. Donald Kim J-ong trUNp!

    Why don’t leave El Paso Mad Mike? no one invited you to live here after you got kicked out of the Army!
    Oh yeah,section 8 and welfare is what’s holding you up! just let go and LEAVE!
    Mad Mike En La PINTA!

    • So says the loser that got kicked out of the Navy. Most likely with a bad conduct or dishonorable discharge. You are the the section 8 welfare queen. Get a life Alberto. Happy TDS!

      • All trumpTURDS are going to HELL!

        You are a very sorry loser Fero aka as George Nader the child porn star! I’m proud to have served in the worlds GREATEST NAVY! Something you would never have the courage to serve in.Since you,like Donald Trump are both afraid of sharks and to swim in the ocean.
        I still live inside your rent free section 8 deplorable mind,where you can never evict me or get me to leave. Yes Fero Nader, I’m here to stay till you die!
        That’s funny, a welfare queen! never heard of a welfare queen before…Ha Ha Ha.
        You tried out for the drag queen crown,but none of your NAMBLA log cabin deplorable stooges would vote for you. Since you were all involved in the same competition fighting over which dress and high heels to wear for the contest.
        Nice to know that you are still envious and jealous of me Fero, makes you cry all the time with so many beat downs that I continue to in flick on your fat lazy no good smelly goat carcass.
        TRUMP FOR PRISON IN 2021!
        Simon Ese!!!!

        • Obviously the only person getting a beatdown on EPHP is you Alberto. Nobody likes you or agrees with you. You are a total loser.

          BTW – Can’t be jealous of a nobody. You are a nobody!

  4. All trumpTURDS are going to HELL!

    Tell your republican buddies at the El Paso Herald Post to stop messing around! and stop being hypocrites about free speech.

    • Wah! Wah! Wah! Whiner! Just shut your big fat pie hole Alberto.

      • All trumpTURDS are going to HELL!

        Why you keep talking out of your asshole Fero? as I continue to dominate you in your section eight rent free loony mind! HA HA HA HA HA!
        So how you like that, MY BOY?BEAT DOWN AFTER BEAT DOWN!
        go back to your KKKVIA whinny forum.
        DONALD TRUMP FOR PRISON IN 2021!

        How disgusting, Trump greets a murderous dictator in the DMZ!

        • What part of shut your big fat pie hole do you not understand Alberto? But oh wait….you are too daft to shut your big fat pie hole.

          BTW – We see you have serious insomnia issues. lmao. Up posting at 3 am and other odd hours at KVIA. Your schizo personalities taking shifts? LMAO.

          President Trump will probably get a Nobel Peace Prize over North Korea then you can quadruple down on your TDS. Further Trump will win by a landslide in 2020. Happy TDS and getting beatdown here and at KVIA.

  5. All trumpTURDS are going to HELL!

    fero fero fero! the wimpy fero da goat! Baaa baaa baaa. you imported yourself from the KKKVIA forum.
    And came over to the El Paso Herald Post because Mad Mike told you that I am here posting about Donald trump and the republicans.

    You can’t delete my post and that really irks you to the max! TOO BAD! you have issues boy! I don’t post at KKKVIA anymore.I don’t even watch their news cast or programs.
    What are you doing up at 3 am in the morning? HUH!!! is the crystal meth keeping you awake 72 hours or more a week? What do you do, slam it or smoke in a glass pipe? my guess is probably both. Then you start tweaking.

    BTW! Trump is not ever going to get the Nobel Peace Prize! REST ASSURE in your delusional rent free mind.
    Kim Jogn Un kills his own people. He also did a very harmful insane thing to Otto Warmbier.
    How disgraceful low Life can you be you Dumb Fero?

    Trump is not getting a Nobel Peace Prize, but right after the elections of 2020, he is a pair of matching bracelets. In January 2021 all Hell is going to break out for Donald J Trump. He’ll be going straight to prison, to join Michael Cohern and Paul Manafort. Roger Stone, Richard Gates, Donald Trump Jr and many others will follow.

    So then my beat down of you continues, and it shows, how weak you really are!This so called TDS seems to be getting to you! I can see it! Ha Ha Ha Ha,and it’s driving you NUTS!
    You are more delusional than ever before, Trump will be in a landslide of serious trouble in 2021!

    So there you have it, Fero da goat from KKKVIA propaganda forum…another beat down from me to your deplorable section 8 rent free mind.
    Your going down in 2021! and probably to jail with Donald Trump.PRICELESS!!!!
    TRUMP FOR PRISON IN 2021!!! as fero tags along…..

    • Dumbass Alberto Velarde now posting in discussions well over a year old at KVIA thinking they were current. What a dolt! What’s the matter Alberto? Stoned? Bad schwag weed? THC burned out your mentally diseased brain cells? I see your buddy eddie munster got beat down and shut down at KVIA. But but but you don’t post at KVIA anymore. LIAR!

      BTW – Happy insomnia and TDS for the next 6 years.

  6. Man are you stupid and delusional. What a liar! We all know you post at KVIA 24/7 using multiple user names. At least two dozen or more to date. Everyone that hates you at KVIA knows you’re the dumbass Alberto Velarde aka High420Lonesome et al. that lives in the section 8 Ridgemar Apartments on Vista Del Sol. The welfare queen nobody. You don’t have a dime to your name. You own no real property. Good to see the KVIA moderators delete your crappy posts because they are nothing but deranged, rabid personal attacks with nothing to contribute to the conversation. All you act like is a rapid pitbull dog. I bet you hate it here at EPHP because the posting is not real time like at KVIA using the Disqus system. You are nothing but a whining 62 year old LOSER!

    BTW – I’m not up posting at 3 am you are. Check the times on Disqus. If it is 6am when I’m on and you post 3 hours earlier then you’re the idiot posting at 3 am. You know it’s true and can’t hide facts. The Disqus system doesn’t lie like you do.

    And speaking of predictions you’re the idiot that predicted crooked Hillary would beat Trump back in 2016 and Texas would be a blue state. Also Beto the Communist would beat Cruz and Texas would become a blue state. Don’t go to Speaking Rock or Las Vegas and gamble because you’d lose whats left of your big fat rear end. That didn’t happen so all your speculation is nothing but hyperbole and wishful thinking.

    You’re getting beat down so much here and at KVIA you can’t climb out of your hole you dug. As I mentioned earlier happy TDS for the next 6 years. lmao. BTW – Only dumbass libtards like you get TDS.

    • All trumpTURDS are going to HELL!

      Yea,and I dare you to come over and knock on my door,because it will be the last day on earth for you Fero. You freaking chicken coward.Bring your own body bag too and someone to carry the dead carcass.
      I bet you that if I knew who you are,there would be tons of skeletons hiding inside your closet all with criminal citations.

      I still live inside your rent free section 8 mind Fero! and you keep it pretty PIGSTY! you dumb ass loser! as you imported yourself over from the KKKVIA NAZI forum.
      I personally exonerated myself from that racist bigot forum,since the forum is racist and allow ass wipes like you to post freely. While the moderator deletes all the post from Liberal democrats, and that moderator is Jerry Rodol aka Watch Hawg!which I know that you are Jerry,but you don’t have the balls to come out and admit it.
      And why should I own property? what is it to you if I own property or not? you even think that you know my age,keep guessing! I don’t hate it here on the El Paso Herald Post! even though I know that there are some idiot republicans working on this website.

      And I don’t give a damn if your up at 3 am all wired up on crystal meth or crack cocaine! those are the drugs of your choice. And all these accusations about me posting under several screen names is all in your head,it’s the meth or the crack speaking to you and the maggots you have for brain cells.
      When I mentioned your addiction to meth, you shot straight out of the roof.
      Because you know that you have a serious addiction to crystal meth and crack,
      Fero the CRACKHEAD from out of town.

      Did you know that KTSM use to use Disqus and I encourage them to switch over to FaceBook! KVIA didn’t follow.Do you have a FaceBook account? Mad Mike does, or better yet Mike Towne has a facebook account.

      Do you also know who George Nader is Fero! he looks just like you! and I’m willing to bet that you both share the same habits as pedophiles.
      And BTW! Hillary Clinton beat Donald Trump by over 3 million more votes! but the GOP has this cheating rig system called the electoral college.Not to mention all the voter suppression and gerrymandering to steal votes away from the democrats.

      But your party the GOP is going extinct! nothing but white racist bigots and some dumb vendido brown skins and very few black illiterate tokens.
      Beto gave you the scare of your life last November! he only lost by 200 thousand votes,I more than wish that he would had waited to unseat John Cornyn instead.

      Regardless! we took back the congress, and in 2020 we are going to take back the senate and the white house.
      And put an end to your delusional fantasy reign of bigotry,fascism and racism! how do you know that me rear end is fat? Oh yea, you look and act and do like George Nader does! do you have any pictures of my butt! I’m sure that in your imagination you keep tons of files of my butt and files of small boys.

      So I continue to own you and give you your well deserve beat downs over and over again.
      And get over your so called TDS, it’s the meth talking to you again,you sorry ass wimp and sorry ass excuse for a George Nader look a like.

      Donald J Trump is going to PRISON in 2021! By July 4th he’ll be locked up for good inside a prison cell!
      So get over it Jerry Fero! BAAA BAAAA BAAAAA! PRICELESS! you dumb ass trumpTURD! HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!

      • You’re the only pot, meth or crack head here Alberto. Aka doper. Your psycho rants are proof positive of that. The more you rabidly rant the more it shows YOU are the one getting beat down.

        Thanks for confirming you live in a section 8 poverty apartment complex and dirt poor. A NOBODY! Since you are so paranoid you probably watch your back 24/7. But that’s because you are no doubt a paranoid schizo.

        BTW – Beto who? Your buddy Beto was born to lose. He is so far down in the polls he might as well quit. Plus your buddy pervert Joe Biden is sucking hind titty too. You are all LOSERS.

        Trump 2020!

        Happy TDS.

      • Alberto Velarde says: “I don’t post at KKKVIA anymore.I don’t even watch their news cast or programs.”

        What a liar! Alberto still posting at the KKKVIA forum…..PRICELESS!

        KVIA moderators constantly beat him down. Deletes his nasty rants. Alberto can’t stay away. Obviously has KVIA OCD and schizo. He’s so lonely. He’s the High420Lonesome. Of course he still watches Estella too. Claims he is a pothead but methhead is more like it since he has a bad case of insomnia. Or as he claims he attended too many rave parties when he lived in Commiefornia.

        What a LOSER! Happy TDS and INSOMNIA!

      • Alberto Velarde still posting at KKKVIA 7/5/2019 when he said he stopped. Big liar! He has KVIA OCD. lmao.

        disqus_XdhZJROpik to madmike272 • 16 minutes ago • edited

        Let’s talk about the Border Patrols/LE who abuse the poor and underprivileged. Parading immigrants? What do you expect from these overglorified “workers” with no education. Let’s not go too far. Read madmike and gee dubbs posts. Low IQ, idiotic, moronic. Ex law enforcement. Then they get handed a gun and power. And here we are. This has been going on in LE for decades. Like the old saying goes, “you want to see someone’s character? Hand them power”. I’m sure there a some good LE out there, but madmike and gee dubb are an example of the grotesque ones. Read their posts, evaluate their tone and rhetoric. Imagine these morons in uniform in El Paso dealing with the public.

  7. Dumb and dumber. Delusional Alberto flunked math and statistics. Nonetheless Beto’s loss was big. It wasn’t a few thousand votes like in the 2018 elections in Florida or Georgia. Even a city the size of El Paso couldn’t help him beat Cruz who didn’t even try. Plus he beat Beto with only half of Beto’s 80 million dollars of campaign funds. 150,000 registered voters in El Paso voted for Beto and 50,000 voted against him for Cruz. So like I said even El Paso couldn’t help Beto win Texas. The bottom line is Beto lost. He was born to lose. You lost! LOSERS!

    BTW – Your dummy buddy eddie munster at KVIA says Biden-Beto 2020. That will definitely be a losing combination for the Democrats. Two white guys? The Democrat Party nominee will probably be a woman. Like I said don’t gamble because you would lose. You’ll be homeless at the corner of Yarbrough and Vista Del Sol or cleaning car windshields at the Paso Del Norte bridge like you used to. LMAO.

    BTW – Happy TDS!

  8. All trumpTURDS are going to HELL!

    I see why your mother left your father then aborted you inside a dumpster behind a downtown Korean trinket store Fero you sorry POS! Not till a hobo found you and took you to live on Grace Place claiming he is your grandfather.

    You are the true queen of the KVIA forum as I continue to live RENT FREE inside your maggot section 8 brain.
    All these rants about me cleaning cars over on Yarbrough is nothing but a delusional thought since the crack cocaine has taken over your mind. Another thing about you Fero is that you are one ugly SOB! seriously Fero, you are nothing but a bastard! Ha Ha Ha! And you know you are,that is why you imported yourself from the KKKVIA forum to the EPHP.

    You enjoy the beat downs I give you and you can’t wait for more, what other skills do you have other than putting tattoos on men’s butts and other private parts? I bet that you also serve them with your filthy dirty mouth for more money.
    YEA Maggot Fero! you can’t rebuttal me you can’t beat me either and I’m way too smart for you,the other job you have is a dumpster diver. Sine no one is willing to give you employment and you are way too ugly to beg for money.

    If I happen to run into to you on the street, don’t bother to beg for spare change because I’ll just spit on your nasty ugly face.

    And as for watching my back! I don’t have to! it’s you that has to watch your back since you are so easy to identify with that ugly face of yours.You have a face that only a mother could love. HA HA HA HA HA!
    Another thing is that the El Paso Herald Post has your IP so it’s easy for the cops to tract you down,even if you move out of El Paso. You will always be a criminal suspect and I have well documented you Fero.

    You are dumb and stupid,people will vomit when they see that nasty ugly face of you’res, it will make them sick.Because no one on earth could be as ugly as you Fero.

    Let’s see what you have to say when Donald Trump goes to prison in less than one and a half years from now! Your deplorable days are coming to an end. Your best choice is to commit suicide,like lock yourself inside a port a potty and set it on fire. Even a good fire will melt your ugly face like excrement waste.

    Tell me more Fero! I know that I make you nervous! and I give you the beat downs over and over again!
    You do have TDS, but it’s that crack that makes you crave Donald Trump! You dumb ass NUT JOB!

    TRUMP FOR PRISON IN 2021!
    Rest assure that he is going to La PINTA! and soon…..

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