As the political war over minors crossing the border continues to escalate, Texas Governor Rick Perry met with President Obama yesterday and demanded that he beef up border patrols and seek changes to federal law that would expedite the removal of arriving minors. For his part, Obama prodded Perry to rally Congressional Republicans to pass the $3.7 billion in funding to expedite removals and provide care the president has asked for.
Texas Governor Rick Perry had his hands full Sunday on “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” with cohost Martha Raddatz, who peppered the Republican with impassioned questions that appeared to defend President Obama’s position on illegal immigration — and the federal government in general.
Texas Governor Rick Perry amplified his criticism of the Obama administration's handling of the ongoing immigration crisis in south Texas on Sunday morning, saying that administration officials "either are inept or don't care."
As a Californian, I am pained to say that three of the nation's five fastest-growing cities—and seven of the top 15—are in Texas, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Much of this growth is spurred by the state's booming energy industry. Innovations such as hydraulic fracturing, "fracking," and horizontal drilling are making the state's gas and oil fields more productive than ever, attracting newcomers with high-paying jobs.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Thursday told a House panel that Texas has been doing the job of the federal government for nearly a decade, securing the international border without adequate support from President Obama.
HOUSTON, Texas--On Thursday Texas Governor Rick Perry spoke at a House Homeland Security Committee field hearing near the Texas-Mexico border, where lawmakers discussed the thousands of illegal immigrants entering the country each day. Perry wasted no time stressing that the migrants--many of whom are minors--must be sent back to their home countries as soon as possible.
The first thing I saw was a boy crying. Terrified and sobbing against the window of the holding cell, he couldn't have been more than 12 or 13. The room was full of other young boys, their curious eyes peering out at us as we walked by. These were the ones who made the trip alone.