Lt. Governor Dan Patrick Statement on Georgetown Arrest of Suspected Murderer


Cost of Failing to Secure the Border

 AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued the following statement today in response to the news of the arrest of Silvestre Franco-Luviano in Georgetown:

“This chilling news report is a vivid example of the consequences of failing to secure our border. While we do not know the facts regarding the allegations that Franco-Luviano murdered two people and kidnapped another, we have confirmed one damning piece of information — Franco-Luviano had been deported three times and he managed to make it back across the border every time.

“This is an indictment against the federal government’s failure to police the border and another reason that Texas must continue to focus on border security.”