Thank you for the opportunity to address you today. My name is Selene Rodriguez, and I represent the Texas Public Policy Foundation.
Today I am speaking in support of House Bill 4081. I was born and raised in Del Rio, Texas, my family is still there and still facing the brunt of this unprecedented border crisis.
Surrounding Del Rio are many small, rural communities that do not have the resources or budgets to take on the increased high-speed chases and vehicle bailouts, fentanyl poisonings, need for emergency services, crime and increased arrests.