Grassroots America: We the People bring facts about border security
POSTED: Friday, August 15, 2014 - 6:44pm
UPDATED: Friday, August 15, 2014 - 7:10pm
Tyler, Texas(KETK) — The conservative group, Grassroots America, We the People, brought in multiple Texas State Representatives to their meeting to discuss the border crisis and make sure citizens had the facts.
Recently, Executive Director, JoAnn Fleming and her colleagues visited the border to see how illegal aliens get into our country. Fleming and her team sat in dangerous areas surrounding the border at night for several hours before being approached by a border patrol agent who approached them only armed with a flash light.
She said after witnessing the events first hand, she realized how much danger our border patrol and other law enforcements agents are in while being in the area.
Much of the area isn’t even patrolled by the law enforcement because of lack of man power and the cartel are giving themselves access to areas where border patrol can’t pursue them, such as federal property.
Fleming showed members clips from the Project Veritas documentary where investigative reporter, James O’Keefe showed how easy it was to get into our country. He even did it dressed as Osama Bin Laden.
Fleming’s trip was also documented and will be shown at the next meeting. She says they don’t blame border patrol, who don’t have the man power or the equipment they truly need, but the government who isn’t following the law.
If you're interested in attending the next meeting, check out the Grassroots America: We the People website at http://gawtp.com/