Theodore's World: Gov. Rick Perry: Obama "Either Doesn't Care or is Highly Inept" on Border Security

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August 21, 2011

Gov. Rick Perry: Obama "Either Doesn't Care or is Highly Inept" on Border Security

"Either Doesn't Care or is Highly Inept" on Border Security

Texas Gov. Rick Perry talking with South Carolina voters yesterday where he said the Obama Administration “either doesn’t care or is highly inept – maybe both” when it comes to securing the U.S. Border with Mexico.

Perry said Texas has spent $400 million trying to put “boots on the ground” along the border, but said it is really a Federal responsibility to secure the border.


Wild Thing's comment.......

Perry on immigration

Perry adds immigration issues to lawmaker session

Perry wants passage of a measure requiring every person arrested to be run through the federal immigration databases as part of the Secure Communities program. He also wants to provide the state Department of Public Safety with the authority to make sure someone is in the U.S. legally before issuing a driver’s license.

These measures, along with a ban on sanctuary cities, would “provide a clear message that Texas will not turn a blind eye to those breaking our laws,” Perry said in a statement.
“Texas owes it to the brave law enforcement officials, who put their lives on the line every day to protect our families and communities, to give them the discretion they need to adequately do their jobs,” Perry said.

Gov. Perry has made numerous requests of the federal govt. to enforce the border in Texas including handing President Obama a letter in person when he landed in Dallas last year.(Obama insulted governor Perry when he turned away and Perry had to hand the letter on the illegals issue to presidential adviser Valerie Jarrett. Obama declined to personally accept it.)

Gov. Perry refuses to meet/greet Obama in May 2011 at El Paso during his Texas tour.
Perry later declared, “If he wanted to meet, I was in Austin.
Perry signed into law photo ID required before voting.


I had no idea what Sarah thinks about the illegal immiration so I used Google and found this. I hope it helps, we need to know how all the candidates think on this.

If you want to see what Sarah Palin has said about immigration Please click HERE.

Here is what she said:

Supports a path to citizenship, but no amnesty for illegals

Q: Should undocumented immigrants all should be deported?

A: There is no way that in the US we would roundup every illegal immigrant - there are about 12 million of the illegal immigrants - not only economically is that just an impossibility but that's not a humane way anyway to deal with the issue.

Q: Do you then favor an amnesty for the 12 million undocumented immigrants?

A: No, I do not. Not total amnesty. You know, people have got to follow the rules. We have got to make sure that there is equal opportunity and those who are here legally should be first in line for services being provided and those opportunities that this great country provides.

Q: So you support a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants?

A: I do because I understand why people would want to be in America. To seek the safety and prosperity, the opportunities, the health that is here. It is so important that yes, people follow the rules so that people can be treated equally and fairly in this country.

Source: Univision Interview with Sarah Palin, by Jorge Ramos Oct 26, 2008

from Wild Thing....... I think we are going to find that most of our candidates are close or similar and some have done more to fight illegals then others. This is not meant to be against Sarah in any way, just a comparison and as it states at the link for her Alaska has different circumstances with Canada being their border State.

I just wanted to point all this out because some conservatives have been bashing Perry about the border and it is not right what they are doing.

Posted by Wild Thing at August 21, 2011 07:47 AM


Well WT, I admit I was a little off base regarding Perry's stance on Illegals in an post, a few days ago.

You called me on it and I thank you.

There is no simple solution to the issue as long as we have, sanctuary cities, counties and states.

As we all know, the laws are already on the books. What is needed is strong leadership, from the top down, as was provided by Jan Brewer in Arizona, to see that those laws are implemented.

This latest, Executive Order, of Obama's, regarding the status of Illegals is in direct violation of these laws.

Let us all hope that Perry, or whomever the Republican nominee is, is willing to take a stand and enforce the laws to their fullest extent.

Posted by: Sean at August 21, 2011 11:52 AM

Sean - like Bush, Perry used to be somewhat weak on immigration. Unlike Bush, Perry opened his eyes when the drug cartel violence began, maybe even before. Perry has since implemented a para-military border task force with a fleet of helicopters. This task force is commaded by the Texas Rangers and Texas DPS.

So, you weren't really off base. Just a little dated.

Posted by: TomR, armed in Texas at August 21, 2011 01:37 PM

Sean, you have been great! Not off base at all, you had honest questions and I have had questions too.

We are all having to check these people out and learn about them. Then the fact also remains that they do change their minds about things too.

Posted by: Wild Thing at August 22, 2011 03:27 AM