Texas-Mexico Border Region

Rick Perry warns of ‘trail of tears’ in desert deaths of illegal kid border crossers

06/24/14

The Washington Times

Cheryl K. Chumley

Texas Gov. Rick Perry appealed to the compassion of federal authorities and called for immediate action to stop the pour of young border crossers into the United States, saying many will die during their desert journey.

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Gov. Perry Tours Facility Housing Detainees, Reaffirms Commitment to Securing Border

06/23/14

WESLACO- Gov. Rick Perry today toured a federal facility housing unaccompanied alien children, where he received a briefing from federal officials. He also reaffirmed Texas’ commitment to protecting its citizens by securing the Texas-Mexico border, and called for Washington to take actions to help curb the tide of illegal immigrants flowing across the border.

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Rick Perry Unloads On President Obama's Failure To Secure Border

06/19/14

The Daily Caller

Jamie Weinstein

In a nearly 10-minute tirade Thursday at a luncheon for Washington D.C.-based political reporters, Texas Republican Gov. Rick Perry slammed the Obama administration for its failure to secure the border and warned of a magnified humanitarian crisis if a major hurricane hits the United States.

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Southern border mess

06/19/14

Fox News

Bill O'Reilly

O'REILLY: "Factor Follow Up Segment" tonight, as thousands of illegal immigrants, many of them young children, continue to pour into Texas the state is taking unilateral action. Joining us from Washington, Governor Rick Perry. What are you going to do to stop all this chaos?

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Texas leaders order “surge” to secure border

06/19/14

Star-Telegram

Anna M. Tinsley

Top Texas officials directed Department of Public Safety troopers late Wednesday to begin a surge to secure the Texas-Mexico border in the wake of a growing number of immigrants flooding into the southern part of the state.

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Rick Perry Tells Texas State Police to Boost Border Security

06/19/14

Time

Noah Rayman

Texas Gov. Rick Perry and other state leaders called Wednesday evening for a “surge” in law enforcement along the border, announcing plans to inject $1.3 million more into the effort every week in response to a recent influx of illegal crossings.

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry orders law enforcement surge along border

06/19/14

MSNBC

Amanda Sakuma

If the feds aren’t sending more boots on the ground to police the U.S. border, Texas Gov. Rick Perry is ready to send some of his own.

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Texas touts 'surge' at Mexican border to confront illegal immigration

06/19/14

CNN

Staff

(CNN) -- Texas authorities toughened their security to thwart illegal immigration along the Mexican border, an operation they call a "surge."

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Texas officials announce border security surge to stem immigrant tide

06/19/14

Los Angeles Times

Molly Hennessy-Fiske

Texas Gov. Rick Perry and other state officials have authorized the Texas Department of Public Safety to begin emergency “surge operations” along the border with Mexico in response to an influx of immigrants making the illegal crossing, mostly women and children from Central America.

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Texas leaders call for state law enforcement to secure the border

06/19/14

Austin American-Statesman

Staff

The state’s top leaders called Wednesday for intensified border security operations by Texas law enforcement personnel at a cost of $1.3 million a week to “combat the flood of illegal immigration into the state.”

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