Join our Google+ Hangout today LIVE at 1 p.m. ET where we’ll discuss what is happening on the border, why it’s happening, why it matters, and what can be done about it. We have three great guests covering unique but complimentary angles.

Texas commissioner of agriculture Todd Staples will tell us what is happening on the ground in Texas, one of the states most affected by illegal immigration and the current border crisis. He’ll address the federal versus state role in securing the border and why porous borders are a threat to America. Staples is also the author of the book “Broken Borders, Broken Promises: How Porous Borders Are Robbing America’s Future.”

Heritage Action legislative strategist Cari Kelly will speak to how Congress is reacting to this issue, the key players to watch, and what Congress can actually do.

Heritage Foundation legal expert Hans Von Spakovsky will explain why he believes the Justice Department’s latest decision to use taxpayer dollars to fund lawyers for illegal immigrants is a clear violation of federal law. Hans is also the author of a new book, “Obama’s Enforcer: Eric Holder’s Justice Department.”