Teague Mum on Wilderness Proposal During Visit

Harry Teague
From the El Paso Times - LAS CRUCES -- Building up security and adding law enforcement to the region will continue to keep the El Paso and New Mexico borders safe, U.S. Rep. Harry Teague, D-N.M, said Saturday during a tour of the area. "Nothing takes the place of boots on the ground," Teague said. "To have that other 1,000 (agents) going into training and going to be made available, I think that's the best thing that we can do to make our citizens safe and their property secure." Violence in Mexico, particularly in Juárez, is continuing to escalate. More than 2,100 people in Juárez have been killed this year alone.
Teague credits the relative calm on this side of the border to the efforts of the Border Patrol and other U.S. law enforcement agencies. "I guess it's respect for our law enforcement agencies over here that's keeping that from spilling over," he said. "That's why it's very important that we continue to get the assets to the Border Patrol that they need to protect us." Read more here: 
Note - There is no mention on the Teague website of his stance on the S.1689 -- Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks Wilderness Act



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