Following the announcement from Governor Greg Abbott declaring Mexican drug cartels as foreign terrorist organizations, TPPF CEO Greg Sindelar released the following statement:

“Mexican drug cartels have flooded Texas and the nation with untold amounts of lethal drugs, particularly fentanyl, that have cost the lives of countless Americans. The scourge is so widespread and intentional it can only be properly viewed as an attack on communities across the nation. TPPF applauds the order by Governor Greg Abbott to declare cartels terrorist organizations and direct the Department of Public Safety to aggressively investigate, disrupt, impede, and dismantle cartel activity in Texas. And further, urging President Joe Biden to meet this challenge and invoke Section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act to designate the Mexican drug cartels as foreign terrorist organizations. This action to seize cartel assets and upset operations will undoubtedly save lives and make Texas safer.”