José firmly believes that the future of the Border is the future of the State (and indeed the nation). But the reality is that Border communities like El Paso have historically experienced a myriad of problems which contribute to slow growth and lack of prosperity, including inadequate funding of education, transportation, health care facilities, and job skills training and employment programs.
Many of these problems are due to neglect and inequitable state funding formulas. More recently, immigration and border security issues have led to responses by the State and Federal governments that potentially undermine civil liberties and impede commerce between Texas and Mexico, especially along the border region.
As County Attorney, José established a track record of working on border issues with the Texas Border Coalition and others to ensure that the border region has the opportunity to grow and prosper like the rest of the State. José will continue working to make the border region a thriving part of Texas.
Border News and Statements
- Texas Tech in El Paso a victory for the city and the state May 6, 2013
- Medical school: El Paso appears a winner May 3, 2013
- Texas Tech campus in El Paso is governor's signature away from becoming stand-alone university May 1, 2013
- Texas Senate passes bill by Senator Rodríguez to bring more doctors to medically underserved areas April 8, 2013
- Stop scare tactics in immigration debate April 2, 2013
- Statement of Senator José Rodríguez regarding Senate passage of SB 120 March 13, 2013
- Securing a better future February 24, 2013
- 83rd Legislature: Cautiously Optimistic January 19, 2013
- Rodríguez statement on Peace with Justice and Dignity Caravan August 20, 2012
- Senator Rodríguez: Supreme Court ruling on Arizona law "recipe for disaster" June 25, 2012