The “Secure Our Borders First” Act (HR 399), introduced by Rep. Mike McCaul of Texas, has been referred from committee to the House for vote. Both the Sierra Club Borderlands Team and the ACLU have made statements in opposition to this bill. The Green Party of Texas platform leaves no doubt about our positions on these matters, and we endorse the statements made by the Sierra Club and ACLU.
The Green Party of Texas is opposed to further militarization of the border and the disregard of Constitutional and environmental protections within 100 miles of external borders. We support humane treatment and a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, as well as recognition of the impact of trade policies which underlie the motivations of many immigrants.