Skip to comments.Perry tells NH no to border fence
Posted on 09/03/2011 1:35:22 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry says he opposes a fence along the U.S. border with Mexico.
Speaking to hundreds of New Hampshire voters at a private reception Saturday afternoon, the Texas governor says a fence would be ineffective and take too long to build.
The comments, which produced one angry shout, expose a rift with some conservative voters over Perry's immigration record. Tea party activists in Texas have been particularly upset by his steady opposition to the fence. He also signed a law giving illegal immigrants in-state tuition for Texas universities.
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Like drilling for oil--it would take too long so don' t bother. Not if you had started when you took office, jackwagon.
The fence is useless. We need land mines and/or troops on the border.
Because its so much cheaper to put them in prison repeatedly or deport them again and again and again and again and again and again and again......
Crony capitalist, pay to play Perry panders for the illegals.
RINOs do not like fences,it will hurt their interlopers feelings.
I could see this working. Hire only illegals. Draw them in from all over the country. Have them build an awesome fence. Then when they are done walk them through the gate and then lock it behind them.
I bet it works great!
What the anti-Perry people WILL tell you is that he also OPPOSES ARIZONA’S IMMIGRATION LAW.
That is enough for me. Immigration control is pivotal for our future existence. This is one issue that ranks with abortion (for me) as a deal breaker. This tells me he is either not listening or is playing nice with the Rino’s and Rat’s.
Israel's experience begs to differ. But hey, if the fence is "too expensive" how much have millions of illegals cost?
Funny this should get mentioned yet again...instate tuition & ALSO GRANT MONEY. Just reading over the lawsuit challenging giving TX. “RESIDENTS” INSTATE TUITION. Lawyer is doing good so far in that the courts are not dismissing. He may very well cut out the revenue stream for this treasonous bill.
I hope Sara will run. she would NEVER DO THIS CRAP....PERIOD!
Just make a deal and hire the Mexican army. They know where to look.
agreed- a fence would do nothing....we need armed guards in towers...
The modern Texas economy depends on Mexican laborers the way the old Georgia economy depended on African laborers. Perry doesn’t want to disrupt that relationship nor do the short sighted individuals that pay for his political success. I lived in Texas and I voted for Perry once. I don’t necessarily want to do either of those two things again.
How are unarmed National Guard troops more effective than a border fence? I’m retired from the National Guard, I’ve been deployed and pulled guard duty. This is typical RINO BS.
I’m sick and tired of politicians ceding US territory to a bunch of corrupt Mexican narco-terrorist-groups.
are you sure we haven’t talked? Ive been saying that for years. Find a heavily trafficked area and sew it with land mines akin to the DMZ. Then sit back and watch. That would solve the problem immediately.
But mines, as well as a fully complete 100% fence/wall, military/natl guard/manned presence. It really isn’t that hard.
If a genie came to Obama tomorrow and said “if you fully secure the border by thanksgiving, you’ll win in 2012+regain the house and a 60 seat senate” he’d have it done well before thanksgiving
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