It was a historic day at the Pharr International Bridge as Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller took the oath of office for a second term as commissioner. Miller is the first statewide elected official to be sworn-in outside of Austin. Texas Supreme Court Justice Eva Guzman came in from Houston to swear in Commissioner Miller.
Miller says in his next 4 years in office his department will continue to focus on issues including securing personal identifications at gas pumps, providing healthy meals to school children with his farm fresh program, biosecurity to protect agriculture, and the modernization of the importing and exporting of livestock. Commissioner Miller spoke about the expansion of the Guest Worker Program
and a border wall.
“I don’t like the coyotes, I don’t like the human trafficking, I don’t like the drug smuggling. Part of that to be successful is building a border wall. We can have safe, secure, legal immigration back and forth cause in agriculture we have to have those guest workers.”
Several dignitaries were on hand including a Mexican delegation which included Tamaulipas Governor Francisco Garcia Cabeza de Vaca who spoke about the importance of trade with the U.S. and invited Miller to visit his region.