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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.”