Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples is supportive of federal border security legislation filed by Sen. John Cornyn and Rep. Michael McCaul, today.

Staples has long been outspoken on the immigration issue and was highly critical of the federal govenrment’s border security plan on Capital Tonight, earlier this year.

He released this statement:

“Landowners are suffering under the daily threat from violent drug cartels while President Obama and his administration continue to falsely proclaim the border as safe. Representative Michael McCaul and Senator John Cornyn have taken a strong step in restoring the sovereignty of America with this legislation to enhance border security. No Texan and no American should ever have to accept a dangerously porous border as the status quo. Our nation needs action.”