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Congressman Vicente Gonzalez

Representing the 15th District of Texas

Congressman Gonzalez Statement on Operation Faithful Patriot

October 29, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Department of Defense’s announcement of Operation Faithful Patriot.

“Utilizing active-duty military personnel as a short-term border security solution is a complete and unnecessary waste of federal resources. The Administration should demand that Mexico and Central American countries do more to deter future irregular migration patterns like this. If the Administration won’t do it, I plan to personally call the Presidents of Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador in the next few days to engage them in a discussion to prevent these types of caravans. Taxpayers deserve better than this dog and pony show coming from an Administration pandering to its base days before an election.”