In a compelling discussion with Tony Perkins on Washington Watch, Texas Land Commissioner Dr. Dawn Buckingham illuminated the severe impacts of the ongoing crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border. Emphasizing with an urgent tone, she highlighted the daily harm inflicted on American citizens because of the federal government’s apparent disregard for the situation. Dr. Buckingham passionately drew attention to the human toll of the crisis, portraying the dire conditions that drive migrants into the hands of cartels and gangs, leading to a contemporary form of slavery on a scale the world has never seen before. The actions taken by Texas in fortifying the border are not only a stance of defiance against federal policies but also a necessity to protect both U.S. residents and vulnerable migrants from the dangers posed by illegal crossings.