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Perry Claims He Can Secure Border in One Year as President
Fox ^ | November 3, 2011 | Hannity interviews Gov. Rick Perry

Posted on 11/03/2011 8:46:48 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

....PERRY: Well, let me just put it this way. The federal government's complete and absolute failure to secure our border put a lot of pressure on governors no matter where they might be to have to deal with issues. You are required to give health care, you are required to give education. And Texans made a decision -- are we going to kick these people to the side of the road and they are going to become tax wasters? Or are we going to require that they become citizens of the United States and become taxpayers? We chose the latter. I would still do that today, considering the barriers that if you will, the arena that we have to work in.

As the president of the United States, I am against the DREAM Act. I will shut that border down because I have had to deal with it for 10 years. I understand. I am putting Texas Rangers and National Guard, I am putting Texas citizens on the line over there, they are being fired at. Thank God none of them have been killed yet. But the fact is, I know how to secure that border. When I am the president, that border will be secure. And these issues that we have been forced to deal with as governors, will start being alleviated. And then we can have a decent, a thoughtful and economically focused conversation about immigration policy.

HANNITY: So you think you could secure the border in what period of time if you're president?

PERRY: I think you can do it within a year. I mean, seriously, within a year --

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Foreign Affairs; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; border; bordersecurity; borderwars; dreamact; gopprimary; heartless; illegalimmigration; nationalsecurity; perry; perry2012; perryastroturfing; rickperry; texas; toast
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
I really think that some of these people are let loose on FR by the DNC..They want Obama to win again..Cain has no experience his resume is like Obama..Some people think they have to vote for another black man so they look good and is not called racist..

I say to them give me some things that Cain has accomplished besides making good pizza..I could care less if he made a pass at Queen Elizabeth I want to know what he has to offer besides the 999 idiot plan..

51 posted on 11/03/2011 9:09:12 AM PDT by PLD
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To: SoConPubbie
So how’s he going to secure the border again?

Easy, the new border with Guatemala and Belize will be a lot smaller.

52 posted on 11/03/2011 9:09:13 AM PDT by P8riot (I carry a gun because I can't carry a cop.....Eagle Scout since Sep 9, 1970)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Did he speak to/rebuke La Raza about/for their ugly, destructive, overt racism?

La Raza motto:

“Por La Raza todo, Fuera de La Raza nada.”

That closing two-sentence motto is chilling to everyone who values equal rights for all. It says: “For The Race everything. Outside The Race, nothing.”

http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=13863


53 posted on 11/03/2011 9:09:25 AM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Gee CW—I don’t know who to believe: Perry or my lyin’ eyes.
http://www.dallasnews.com/news/education/headlines/20100314-Number-of-illegal-immigrants-getting-in-9925.ece

Why can’t he just come clean? He makes a poor liar.


54 posted on 11/03/2011 9:09:40 AM PDT by tumblindice (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
This clown has been governor for nearly a dozen f’n years, and suddenly, now that he’s running for POTUS he’s making noise and crying about this epic invasion?

You think I buy any of your cheet?

Your the freaking president of the Perry fan club for Gods sake!

55 posted on 11/03/2011 9:09:48 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: 9YearLurker

While I am advancing in time here. There really needs to be an honest national debate on immigration reform.

This problem isn’t going away. And I don’t outright accept the false premise that we cannot deport 16 million illegals. Newt nailed that in one of the debates. I was cheering!

I want comprehensive immigration reform. And most people, except for the most nativists among us do too. If you live near the border like I do, you really, really want an honest conversation.

Perry’s suggestion last night on Hannity was refreshing. He says we need to secure the border first. There’s not a person in the world besides Obama that doesn’t agree with that position. Of all the candidates, Perry has the most depth and breadth of experience in dealing with the border.


56 posted on 11/03/2011 9:10:43 AM PDT by bullypulpit (Developer of http://rickperryreport.com/)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

He’s had 11 years to close the border in TX and he hasn’t done anything about it yet. And he’s against the DREAM act? Then why did he support a TX version of the same thing?

Same old Gov. Goodhair we’ve seen since 2000. Say one thing on the election trail to drum up support, do another once in office.


57 posted on 11/03/2011 9:10:58 AM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: tobyhill
With a 2,000 mile border, 400 military outpost manned with no fewer that 20 troops at any given time. Constant patrol and the authority to actually shoot.

With electronic surveillance and drones you would only need about 1/4 that force on the ground. Add a a 'quick response' team with gunship support every 100 miles.

58 posted on 11/03/2011 9:11:35 AM PDT by NewinTexsas
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To: dragnet2
You do not know anything about our governor except what you read in the liberal press..Where did you come from, DU..Did it ever occur to you that he did get elected to governor that many times because he is good for the state and would be great for the country..
59 posted on 11/03/2011 9:12:59 AM PDT by PLD
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
First I want to hear him define "secure".
60 posted on 11/03/2011 9:14:09 AM PDT by moehoward
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I am counting on him! I do believe he is the candidate that will make the border one of the first issues to be tackled.

I want that border secured yesterday...


61 posted on 11/03/2011 9:14:14 AM PDT by Irenic
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To: Sacajaweau

It’d be pretty easy. End all the benefits that illegals get.

No more bilingual education... or any education. No medical service without cash in hand. No food stamps, no low-income housing.

Nothing.

Most will leave of their own accord. And most of those considering a trip across the border would think again.


62 posted on 11/03/2011 9:15:05 AM PDT by gogogodzilla (Live free or die!)
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To: Cicero

If you need to send your kid to Houston Community College, have your kid move to Texas and establish residency for ONE year.

If you are Mexican, you’ll need to sneak across the border before your kid is in 10th grade and enroll that kid in a Texas high school. Once your kid is graduated, you’ll need to go down to the INS and put the kid on a path to citizenship. Then, and only then, your kid can get in-state tuition.

See the difference?


63 posted on 11/03/2011 9:15:17 AM PDT by bullypulpit (Developer of http://rickperryreport.com/)
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative
He already told Vincente Fox that he shared his desire for open borders.

Source?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2763343/posts

64 posted on 11/03/2011 9:15:24 AM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: moehoward
First I want to hear him define "secure".

Read the interview.

65 posted on 11/03/2011 9:15:27 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
How's he gonna' do it? Using the illegal aliens he's let go to college at state rates?

Sorry, Perry, you lost my vote as soon as I found out about the kid-glove treatment of illegal aliens, and I also didn't appreciate being called names because I objected.

Better that you would've vetoed the measure, let them over-ride your veto, and stand firm to say NO. But you caved! Tah, Tah, Goombah!

66 posted on 11/03/2011 9:15:48 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: CodeToad

How are you able to post on the Internet from the year 1835?


67 posted on 11/03/2011 9:15:54 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: bullypulpit
There really needs to be an honest national debate on immigration reform.

Oh Gezzzz...Shoot us now!

WTF man!...Americans have been screaming, voting, debating, protesting, demanding, picketing, and begging for relief from this epic country killing violent invasion for 20 GD years...

And now you want an honest debate?

AHHHHHHHHH!

Shoot us now! My God!

68 posted on 11/03/2011 9:15:58 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: PLD

Funny, I was going to say the same thing about the Perrygasmics.


69 posted on 11/03/2011 9:17:18 AM PDT by Ingtar
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To: McGavin999
Why don’t you watch the video. You can continue to do hit and run jobs but people are starting to see through the lies. What Perry says makes sense and is the way to go after the problem. Shoot, you in California HAVE a fence and just this morning they pulled tones of people out of a tunnel that was running under it.

That fence you mentioned in California, decreased illegal alien traffic around 90% where it was installed.

What's your point again?
70 posted on 11/03/2011 9:17:37 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: bossmechanic
I'm wondering if his cocktail hour includes jack daniels and Oxycontin.

Many folks who have had back surgery get hooked on painkillers.

71 posted on 11/03/2011 9:17:57 AM PDT by not2worry
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To: bullypulpit

The only immigration reform that I want is the end of anchor babies, chain migration, lotteries, etc., and the expansion of visas for the intellectually accomplished.

Most of what I want is the rigorous enforcement of the laws we have.


72 posted on 11/03/2011 9:18:14 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: PLD

... and because no one the Texans considered better ran against him.


73 posted on 11/03/2011 9:18:23 AM PDT by Ingtar
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To: SoConPubbie

How? With people, that’s how.

I remember how Texas was the only state I ever found law enforcement actually conducting roadblocks and checking every single car for illegals.


74 posted on 11/03/2011 9:19:46 AM PDT by gogogodzilla (Live free or die!)
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To: bullypulpit; Cicero

The Perrywinkles keep talking about illegals going down to the federal office building and getting on “the path to citizenship” or some such. Anyone have a link to where an illegal alien begins this supposed process? Or is it just a made-up construct to cover Ricardo’s tail?


75 posted on 11/03/2011 9:19:49 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: dragnet2
Well I am the VP of the Perry fan club and am getting tired of the lies you people are putting out there..All you people do is harass anyone that is not in love with Cain..Go play with your little mates and make up some more lies..but first make sure you can back them up..
76 posted on 11/03/2011 9:20:00 AM PDT by PLD
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To: al_c

Good lord. That fool actually said it......


77 posted on 11/03/2011 9:20:17 AM PDT by moehoward
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To: PLD
Cain has no experience his resume is like Obama..

Unlike Obama, Cain has actually run something other than his mouth.

78 posted on 11/03/2011 9:21:38 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: moehoward
Did it ever occur to you that he did get elected to governor that many times because he is good for the state and would be great for the country..

Yeah, if you're a stinking illegal alien! What's the matter with you? If you snuggle up to illegalities, what's to stop you from continuing in the White House.

All he had to do was VETO the stupid bill, let the idiots override it, and then hold firm! Do you mean that governing by consensus is acceptable? I thought there was a clear right/wrong here: You're either an illegal alien entitled to NO favors and should get the hell out of here, or you're a LEGAL alien and will be welcomed.

I want nothing to do with the alien-friendly loser . . . nothing.

79 posted on 11/03/2011 9:21:48 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

THIS just PROVES he was “on drugs/drunk” the other day! WHAT A TOOL!


80 posted on 11/03/2011 9:22:31 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: gogogodzilla
How? With people, that’s how.

That's never been effective and never will be minus using the following which your pal Rick "Open-Borders" Perry is against:

1. Complete physical Fence.
2. The use of E-Verify for ALL employment hiring purposes to effectively limit the ability of Illegals to get jobs
3. Interior Enforcement AKA AZ1070 and related state level laws.

So in short, since he is against these, he really isn't serious about this issue, much like GWB and a host of other GOP RINOS who say one thing they think will soothe or fool the base but really have a different position.
81 posted on 11/03/2011 9:23:04 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: eureka!
If Texas wants in-state-tuition let it be so.

However, for a conservative candidate to call the rest of us heartless because we don't want our tax dollars going support illegal education is another.

Keep Perry in Texas don't send him to the White House.

82 posted on 11/03/2011 9:23:19 AM PDT by not2worry
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To: gogogodzilla
It’d be pretty easy. End all the benefits that illegals get.

No more bilingual education... or any education. No medical service without cash in hand. No food stamps, no low-income housing.

Nothing.

Most will leave of their own accord. And most of those considering a trip across the border would think again.

Come on now, have a heart...Rick Perry does.

83 posted on 11/03/2011 9:23:24 AM PDT by TADSLOS (Rick Perry engages in corporate welfare via Texas TEF/ETF)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I thought that zero was the guy that liked to drink.


84 posted on 11/03/2011 9:23:58 AM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est)
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To: al_c

Do you even know what the federal DREAM act is... and what the Texas DREAM act was?

Other than the name, of course. Do you know what is/was in the actual bills?


85 posted on 11/03/2011 9:24:12 AM PDT by gogogodzilla (Live free or die!)
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To: laweeks

Correct me if I’m wrong but didn’t SCOTUS rule that the US had to educate and medicate illegals ? Yeah, I think I’m right.
Cant remember the case name though... brain farts and CRS all at once ya know.

It’s been posted here at FR before IIRC.


86 posted on 11/03/2011 9:24:30 AM PDT by simplesimon (Never kick a cow turd on a hot day ~ Hank Williams Jr on the Glenn Beck radio show 10-12-2011)
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To: al_c

http://www.politifact.com/texas/article/2011/may/26/border-security-obama-non-meeting-rick-perrys-mind/

Watch the video maybe you can understand or maybe you don’t want to hear the truth..


87 posted on 11/03/2011 9:25:47 AM PDT by PLD
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To: SoConPubbie

My point is that after all these years people are still getting through, the point is you guys STILL have one of the biggest illegal alien problems in the country and everyone knows it!


88 posted on 11/03/2011 9:27:13 AM PDT by McGavin999 ("Make what Americans buy, Buy what Americans make, and sell it to the world" Perry 2012)
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To: TADSLOS

If Perry was President and didn’t enforce the border, I’d hold him accountable for the fact that the executive branch of the federal government did not protect the nation from invasion.

That said, Perry’s never been President, so I don’t hold him accountable for actions he’s never been responsible for.

You do.

Why?


89 posted on 11/03/2011 9:27:49 AM PDT by gogogodzilla (Live free or die!)
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To: Doc Savage

If you can not see the diff please to not try to lead others, as a blind guide is of no great help.


90 posted on 11/03/2011 9:27:57 AM PDT by Bidimus1
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To: PLD
There really needs to be an honest national debate on immigration reform.

Oh Gezzzz...Shoot us now!

WTF man!...Americans have been screaming, voting, debating, protesting, demanding, picketing, and begging for relief from this epic country killing violent invasion for 20 GD years...

And now you want an honest debate?

AHHHHHHHHH!

Shoot us now! My God!

Well I am the VP of the Perry fan club and am getting tired of the lies you people are putting out

The monkey movie...It's a GD mad house!

Gak...choke...AHHHHHH!

91 posted on 11/03/2011 9:28:10 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: simplesimon
Correct me if I’m wrong but didn’t SCOTUS rule that the US had to educate and medicate illegals ? Yeah, I think I’m right. Cant remember the case name though... brain farts and CRS all at once ya know.

So?

Just because the supremes state something doesn't make it right and doesn't mean we shouldn't do everything we can do to overturn it.

Remember these two dreadful Supreme Court Decisions?

1. Dred Scott
2. Roe v. Wade

So is your position really one of succombing to a bad law, an Immoral Law?
92 posted on 11/03/2011 9:28:15 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

See, you wouldn’t want to mess with a boss that can do that, now would ya?!


93 posted on 11/03/2011 9:28:19 AM PDT by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: simplesimon
Correct me if I’m wrong but didn’t SCOTUS rule that the US had to educate and medicate illegals ?

The idiots probably did, but that doesn't exclude him from vetoing and bill that favors these bums . . . if anything, just to show his contempt for the stupid law.

94 posted on 11/03/2011 9:28:23 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: SoConPubbie

I think he is lying too. As Governor, didn’t he veto a tough immigration bill like Arizona’s? Or was it just a threat to veto it (so it died)?

He blames the feds for illegal aliens but I dont see him trying to take independent action, saying screw the feds, like Sheriff Joe Arpaio. I don’t see Perry bussing loads of illegals back to the border with his own people. Instead, give ‘em free health care, and in-state tuition.

I suppose it’s ‘heartless’ of me to point this out.


95 posted on 11/03/2011 9:29:00 AM PDT by Future Useless Eater (Chicago politics = corrupted capitalism = takeover by COMMUNity-ISM)
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To: SoConPubbie
I wouldn't worry too much. Perry's chances of getting the nomination after his disastrous debate performances and stand on illegal immigration is just slightly higher than mine of being drafted by the Lakers next year.
96 posted on 11/03/2011 9:29:17 AM PDT by mgstarr ("Some of us drink because we're not poets." Arthur (1981))
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I need to leave this place!


97 posted on 11/03/2011 9:29:24 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
>>>>>As the president of the United States, I am against the DREAM Act.

Bingo! And Perry is against amnesty too. Problem is, the Feds aren't doing their job. Securing the Tex-Mex border with strategic fencing, boots on the ground and the best hi-tec hardware money can buy is what Perry did as Governor and what he would do as potus.

Perry's general campaign message is all about solid fiscal and social conservatism. Its just not resonating with conservatives. As much as Perry would like to ignore his lousy debate performances, they are cratering his campaign effort. I hope he can recover before its too late.

98 posted on 11/03/2011 9:29:41 AM PDT by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: gogogodzilla; TADSLOS
That said, Perry’s never been President, so I don’t hold him accountable for actions he’s never been responsible for.

You do.

Why?


Past actions are great indicators of future choices.

Simple as that.
99 posted on 11/03/2011 9:29:53 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: McGavin999
My point is that after all these years people are still getting through, the point is you guys STILL have one of the biggest illegal alien problems in the country and everyone knows it!

Well, that is what happens when you only fence part of the border. They come in through the unfenced sections.

Which is why Perry wanting to only fence part of the Texas border is such nonsense. They will simply detour a hundred miles or so to the west and come in through that section.

100 posted on 11/03/2011 9:32:32 AM PDT by dirtboy
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