Border question reaches Gregg County commissioners
Longview — Advocates and opponents of a resolution opposing relocation of people surrendering at the Mexican border into local communities gave Gregg County commissioners an earful Tuesday.
“Just because our federal government is complacent in protecting our border doesn’t mean our local government should as well,” Rhonda Anderson told commissioners, who will decide whether to debate the resolution at a future meeting. “This has now become the most misunderstood epidemic of my lifetime. The enemy is not the illegal aliens themselves.”
Opponents of the measure, which is making the rounds of Texas counties, had a big gun on their side — the Republican whose countywide election in 1970 predated the GOP takeover of Gregg County by a decade.
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