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Gov. Perry Addresses Border Security

Rick Perry: Obama administration doesn't care about border security

July 13, 2014, Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas, pans the federal government's response to the flood of unaccompanied minors at the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Gov. Perry, Rep. McCaul talk border crisis

Jul. 13, 2014 - 14:23 - Texas governor and House Homeland Security Committee chairman on 'Fox News Sunday'

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Exclusive: Rick Perry and Sean Hannity tour the southern border

Rick Perry on securing the border with a 'show of force'

Exclusive: Sean Hannity tours the southern border

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Exclusive: Rick Perry on his meeting with President Obama

Jul. 09, 2014 - Texas governor says president needs to visit the border

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Perry Will Activate Up To 1,000 Guard Troops

07/21/14

The Texas Tribune

Jay Root

Gov. Rick Perry will announce Monday that he is activating up to 1,000 National Guard troops to help beef up security along the Texas-Mexico border, two people with knowledge of the decision have confirmed.

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Gov. Rick Perry Says Texas May Soon Take Steps to Secure the Border — With or Without the Federal Government’s Help

07/17/14

The Blaze

Erica Ritz

Texas Governor Rick Perry (R) has been begging the federal government for years to secure America’s southern border. Now, as America faces what some are calling an “invasion” of illegal aliens, Perry said the time may come that Texas is forced to secure its roughly 1,200 mile border with Mexico with or without the federal government’s help.

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What Obama Missed on the Border: If the president came to see the disastrous effects of Washington's policy in person, he might want to act.

07/15/14

The Wall Street Journal

Rick Perry

In 2012, I alerted the federal government to the growing problem of unaccompanied minors making the treacherous journey across Mexico to reach the United States. At that point the minors could annually be numbered in the hundreds or thousands.

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Obama 'Not Interested' In Dealing With Border Crisis, Texas Gov. Rick Perry Says

07/14/14

Fox News

Texas Gov. Rick Perry lashed out at President Barack Obama on Sunday, saying the president could have prevented the border crisis years ago but was “not interested” in doing so.

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Perry's moment?

07/10/14

The Washington Post

Jennifer Rubin

Until the current border crisis, talk about Gov. Rick Perry as a serious 2016 presidential contender has generally been met with a lot of eye-rolling. Now, however, the media and voters are seeing a Rick Perry largely absent in the 2012 race — shrewd, self-possessed, competent and calm. A number of circumstances work to his benefit in this situation, providing him with his first real opportunity to re-introduce himself to non-Texas voters:

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Statement by Gov. Perry on Death of Sean Carmeli

07/21/14

AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today issued the following statement following the death of Sean Carmeli, a Texan serving in the Israeli army.

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Gov. Perry Deploys Texas National Guard Troops to Border

07/21/14

AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today directed Texas Adjutant General John Nichols to immediately begin preparations for the deployment of up to 1,000 National Guard troops to the border. These troops will support the Texas Department of Public Safety’s (DPS) ongoing law enforcement surge, Operation Strong Safety, which is focused on combatting criminal activity in the region resulting from the federal government’s failure to adequately secure the border.

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Statement by Gov. Perry in Support of Israel

07/11/14

AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today issued the following statement supporting Israel in its ongoing conflict with Hamas:

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Gov. Perry Presses President Obama to Immediately Secure Southern Border

July 9, 2014

DALLAS – Gov. Rick Perry today met with President Barack Obama to discuss the ongoing humanitarian and national security crises occurring along the Texas-Mexico border. In the meeting, Gov. Perry urged the president to undertake the necessary steps to secure the border and ease the crises.

“Five hundred miles south of here in the Rio Grande Valley there is a humanitarian crisis unfolding that has been created by bad public policy, in particular the failure to secure the border,” Gov. Perry said. “Securing the border is attainable, and the president needs to commit the resources necessary to get this done.”

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Gov. Perry Appears Before U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security, Urges Stronger Federal Action on Border Crisis

07/03/14

MCALLEN, Texas – Gov. Rick Perry told Members of the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security today that urgent federal action is required to stem the humanitarian and national security crises unfolding along the Texas-Mexico border. The governor’s testimony highlighted the inability of the federal government to secure the border, and touched on efforts that the state is undertaking to help alleviate the crises, including the $1.3 million per week Texas Department of Public Safety surge announced June 18.

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