Texas State Rep. Bryan Slaton (R–Royse City) announced his intention to refile legislation requiring the State of Texas to finish the border wall started by previous President Donald Trump.

The bill, as filed last session, would complete the wall along the Texas-Mexico border and charge the federal government interest for non-payment in an effort to stop the invasion by illegal aliens, along with drug and human trafficking.

The Trump administration built hundreds of miles of the border wall before President Joe Biden halted the project.

Slaton says the barrier, which would be ceremoniously named the “President Donald J. Trump Wall,” is needed now more than ever.

“The Texas border has never been secure, and now that Joe Biden has been president, it’s worse than it has ever been. Hundreds of miles of wall were built under President Donald Trump’s leadership,” said Slaton. “It’s time for Texas to step up and finish the job President Trump started.”

Texans deserve a safe, strong border. They deserve leaders who will stand up to stop this invasion, defeat the narcoterrorist cartels, finish the wall, and send any illegals that threaten the safety and sovereignty of Texas back across the Rio Grande.

When the bill was first filed in 2021 by Slaton, it was killed by State Affairs Committee Chairman State Rep. Chris Paddie (R–Marshall), who has since left office.

Jake Peterson

Jake Peterson is a journalism fellow for Texas Scorecard. During high school he competed in speech and debate and now works to teach the unbiased truth, and expose corruption.