Today, the Texas Public Policy Foundation announced Josh Jones has joined the Foundation’s Right on Immigration efforts as a senior fellow specializing in border security.

“Within his first week in office, President Biden signed an executive order that would, if allowed to go into effect, result in an unprecedented humanitarian crisis at our country’s southern border,” said Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Executive Director Kevin Roberts. “The Texas Public Policy Foundation will not stand for this administration’s assault on our country’s border security and immigration system. Josh Jones’ extensive knowledge of the challenges influencing border security will be an asset in counteracting the disastrous policies coming out of Washington.”

Prior to joining TPPF, Jones spent 18 years with the U.S. Department of Justice pursuing and prosecuting some of the most notorious criminal organization leaders in Latin America. Most recently, Jones served on the Attorney General’s Joint Task Force, Vulcan, which was created to eliminate the threat of MS-13 in the United States.

“In my eighteen years as a prosecutor at the Justice Department, I saw the profound impact that foundations like TPPF have on administration policy and federal and state legislative agendas,” said Jones. “It is an honor to join some of the sharpest intellects and most effective policy influencers in the nation at TPPF. There is much work to be done in reframing the public perception of the security threats posed by Mexican criminal organizations, the role that the Mexican political establishment plays in those organizations, and the best way forward in securing both Texas and the rest of America against those threats.”

Jones has won numerous national case-of-the-year awards from the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force, the Department of Homeland Security, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area program.