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Rep.-elect Tony Gonzales helps GOP hold Texas border district: 'My story is the American dream'

Added 11-25-20 06:29:02am EST - “Tony Gonzales, the newly elected Republican congressman from Texas, brings to Washington a? drive to tackle? border security and immigration reform? -- examples of? thorny? issues that the Navy veteran says politicians have avoided…” - Foxnews.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Foxnews.com: “Rep.-elect Tony Gonzales helps GOP hold Texas border district: 'My story is the American dream'”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

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Tony Gonzales, the newly elected Republican congressman from Texas, brings to Washington a drive to tackle border security and immigration reform -- examples of thorny issues that the Navy veteran says politicians have avoided for too long.

Gonzales, a Mexican-American first-time politician, will represent a majority Hispanic southern border district that Democrats unsuccessfully targeted to flip this November. Gonzales wants solutions that strike a "balance" between homeland security and commerce while finding some pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.

“I think it's a topic that a lot of people -- specifically Republicans -- haven't wanted to engage in, and I look forward to engaging in that," Gonzales told Fox News.

Gonzales said he won his competitive race to succeed the retiring Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas, by putting 70,000 miles on his Ford F-150 truck, launching a bilingual outreach effort and campaigning in pockets along the Mexican border that Republicans had previously ignored. 

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