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By Edna Clark
On May 11, Wisconsin Republican Congressional Candidate, Paul Nehlen, met with borderland sheriffs to get a firsthand look at border security between West Texas and Mexico. Nehlen, who is running against incumbent Paul Ryan, Wisconsin’s current first District Congressman and United States Speaker of the House of Representatives, promises to fight for true border security and to enforce existing immigration laws. He spent some time visiting with local citizen, John Clark, Culberson County Sheriff Oscar Carrillo, Hudspeth County Sheriff Arvin West, deputies, and over-the-road truckers to expand on his philosophy on how to make our nation a better managed, more secure place to live.
Sheriffs Carrillo and West took Nehlen on a tour of the areas around Van Horn and Sierra Blanca and down to the Rio Grande River. The sheriffs informed Nehlen of the need for more funds to increase their departments’ abilities to protect our area.
After his tour, Nehlen promised to match the last federal money that Culberson and Hudspeth Counties received. He will be sending $42,000 to be split between the two counties for better law enforcement needs and supplies. Sheriff Carrillo has been notified that on June 5, a presentation of body armor will be made to his department.