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Don Huffines

State senator

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Don Huffines, R-Dallas, is the Texas State Senator for District 16. First elected in 2014 and now serving in his second legislative session, he serves as vice chairman of the Senate Veteran Affairs & Border Security Committee and as a member of four other Senate committees.

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Keep Texans safe by securing the Mexican border

Enforcing immigration law is the responsibility of federal law enforcement, but that does not mean Texas officials should be limited to making a phone call and hoping federal agents show up in a timely manner. This session, the Legislature must give law enforcement officers the authority, under state law, to arrest, detain, and charge individuals who cross our Southern border illegally.