"The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against INVASION...."
U.S. Constitution, Article 4, Section 4.
In Ft. Hancock, TX, as with much of our Southern border, this Constitutional mandate is totally ignored by the Federal government. For this is a town under siege by the Mexican cartels. And the Sheriff and people are left to fight it out for themselves, by themselves, as this video report shows.
The border is NOT secure, dammit. And not a single "immigration reform" bill should even be considered in the U.S. House until the people of Ft. Hancock and every border town can sleep safe at night.