If border law enforcement isn't broken, it's about to be, U.S. Rep.
Solomon Ortiz told the Rio Grande Valley Law Enforcement Chiefs
The 23-year congressman and former Nueces County sheriff spoke to the
group during its monthly meeting at the University of Texas at
Brownsville and Texas Southmost College.
Ortiz, D-Corpus Christi, began his law enforcement career in 1964 with
his election as constable in Robstown.
"The landscape has changed drastically in the last few years," he
said, describing how police in the Valley now face different problems
than those he saw as Nueces County sheriff and were expected to fight
organized crime, the drug war and illegal immigration, using local
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