Texas Governor Rick Perry says U.S. border less secure now

Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Thursday that the surge of people illegally crossing the southwestern border has become such a distraction for immigration agents that the border is now less secure than at any other time in recent years.

With Congress out of session this week, lawmakers have traveled to the border to get a firsthand look at the families and unaccompanied children who are trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border, chiefly into southern Texas, hoping to gain a foothold in the U.S.

More than 70 percent of them believe they will be able to stay in the country, according to the latest internal government statistics, said Michael T. McCaul, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee. The Texas Republican said that presumption is often accurate, given President Obama’s various nondeportation policies and the time it takes for immigration courts to process illegal immigrants who are not from Mexico.

But thousands of the children do have bona fide refugee claims that will earn them legal status, and others are gaining special juvenile visas allowing them to stay, said several Democrats who were making their own trips to the border.

8 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • defiant1 says:

    Governor Perry, why don’t you call out the National Guard and override this asinine president who is testing you and your state? Put your foot down! Obama needs to be told NO, NO, NO, NO and NO.

  • mudguy1 says:

    A blind dog with a note in his mouth could see that.

  • ponomo says:

    Omama is the most useless clown in the world….takes his orders from Rothschild England aristocracy.

  • ijohnc1 says:

    Governor, Remember three things
    1. You are still the governor
    2. You have a county sheriffs in those jurisdictions
    3. What was that other Uh! Uh!
    Pssst! governor call out the National Guard you have that authority
    Oh yeh, call out the national guard

  • mort_f says:

    Nice words, Perry. But just when will you take any action?

  • savage24 says:

    My God! Are you trying to tell us that Obama and the DHS has lied to us again.

    1. ijohnc1 says:

      I hate that when it happens, the guy in the white house lying to us.

      1. Gloria Bouillion says:

        Obama Bein Lyin! That’s his name, what do you expect?

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