Hispanic Tejanos have long been part of the Texas culture, before Texas was a state or a republic. I live in Texas, speak Spanish, have decent appreciation for their customs, etc. The vast majority of the Tejano citizenry population are hard working, family oriented, and fairly conservative on the political spectrum. Illegal aliens crossing the border are an entirely different matter, especially because of the connection with the narcotrafficantes in Mexico and other criminal activity. It certainly is a national government job to enforce the borders, not a state matter. However, Texas has been obliged devote a very large state police effort supplemented by local county law enforcement and the Texas Rangers, to make up for the miserable job done by the feds on protecting the border. Law enforcement advises citizens in the areas impacted by high incidence of illegal alien incursions to be aware and be armed against violent risks from these criminals invading the country. Perry is a big second amendment supporter and carries a weapon sometimes. Perry has consistently called for federal intervention to curtail the illegal border crossings, and he’s right, that is Washington’s job to ensure the borders are controlled. As far as path to citizenship, Rick Perry would never do what Obama has done, that is, the Resident’s direction to the federal officials at Customs and Immigration to stop enforcing the law and deportations of illegal aliens.
I have lived abroad almost 10 years of my working career, and every country I ever lived in kept close track of my immigration status and permission to remain in country. How the US, one of the most wealthy nations in the world, can fail in that simple task, is incomprehensible.
What is there concerns "jurisdiction of a state" and "erecting a new state", and all sorts of things like that which suggest that states define "borders" ~ not the other way around ~
Seems to me a slick lawyer could come up with a winning argument to assign border defense to the states ~ and deny it to the federales unless they get the state's permission.
Bank robbery is a Federal crime too. Is there a ‘’sanctuary city’’ for that as well? I’d like to know.
Yes, I agree, they fail because they want to fail. It's not possible for them to fail because they can't do it.