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February 15, 2013

Todd Staples writes book about borders


Palestine native and Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples has written a book, “Broken Borders, Broken Promises: How Porous Borders Are Robbing America’s Future.”

“We must forge a new path to preserve the promise of America. Our porous border is not only allowing violent drug cartel members to invade the United States and poison our future with illegal drugs, but it has created a thoroughfare for millions who have come looking for work in the shadow of our laws, exploiting a failed immigration system that amplifies the insecurities of our border,” Staples said in a news release.

“My experiences working with citizens along the Texas/Mexico border, employers across the state and policy leaders across the entire nation inspired me to write a book to discuss this monumental problem.

“‘Broken Borders, Broken Promises’ provides conservative, practical approaches to securing our porous borders with broad and strategic immigration reform.”

The book’s foreword is written by Fox News contributor Robert Scales, a retired U.S. Army Major General and former Commandant of the U.S. Army War College.

All net proceeds from the book’s sale are being donated to causes to secure the border, support law enforcement and foster ideas to reform the immigration system.

“I encourage all who are concerned about our broken borders and failed immigration system to learn more about how we as a state and country can come together and not abandon our beliefs, but find real conservative solutions to an issue that can no longer be ignored,” Staples said.

The artwork of the Statue of Liberty used in the cover design was drawn by his wife, Janet Staples of Palestine.

The book was published by Tate Publishing and available online in paperback at A Kindle version is available at

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