Skip to comments.Texas leaders OK millions for new border surge
Posted on 06/19/2014 8:34:03 AM PDT by Ray76
AUSTIN Texas top three lawmakers agreed Wednesday to spend tens of millions dollars to fund a surge operation along the border to deal with the influx of Central American children pouring into Texas.
Gov. Rick Perry, Lt. Gov David Dewhurst and House Speaker Joe Straus authorized a deal for emergency funding of $1.3 million per week for DPS surge operations that will run through at the least the end of the year.
Texas cant afford to wait for Washington to act on this crisis and we will not sit idly by while the safety and security of our citizens are threatened, Perry said in a statement.
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Good for Texas!
Then they should sue the FEDS for the money
Texas really should increase the price of oil and gas to the north and the east and west coasts to reimburse this cost to our state. Call it the “Squatters Tax” that states who think squatters ought to be here can pay.
How are they going to keep the Feds from busing them in and dropping them off in Texas?
Obama is petty enough and he’ll make sure Texas suffers for their disobedience.
I saw Dewhurst on FOX this morning saying that they are required by law to turn the border crossers over to ICE and the Border control. The illegals have been running into the arms of border control as it is.
Intentional or not, this will end up facilitating the illegal crossings.
Deduct it from monies that come from Fed or withhold it from future transfers - AND THEN sue them for the cost. Three times.
REMEMBER THE ALAMO!
REMEMBER SAN JACINTO!
Meanwhile, Obama’s DREAMER WAR ON CHILDREN continues at the TEXAS Border with the, once again, very hostile Nation of Mexico
If what Dewhurst said on FOX this morning is true, there are going to be a lot of disappointed FReepers soon.
Oh, poor Dewhurst. Alls he had to do last month was this, and he’d have walked back into that spot he’s been taking up space in
Now he’ll do this for nothing AND his bundlers’ll be pissed at him.
they should all watch ‘Jaws’ on a yearly basis, just to make sure they’re not looking like the mayor, ‘yeah, you know Larry, sign the paper - that’s what you’re good at’...’August!?, Summer’s over, Larry. These people all think you’re the Mayor of Shark City’...
‘I I I I ...uh, I want what’s best for the community’
‘That’s right, Larry, that’s why you’re going to sign this...’
Everyone knows the sleazeballs, now they do. they ought to now just do their jobs.
What did he say?
Turn them around at the border. Failing that, bus them back or bus them to a sanctuary city in another state.
Make the regime take action. Follow no laws - they don't. Avoid having the regime use our own laws against us as weapons when they themselves don't follow them.
Refuse. To. Comply.
What are they gonna do?
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He said that they are required to turn the illegals they catch over to the Border Patrol and ICE.
The illegals have been happily turning themselves in to the border patrol because they know they get to stay.
Don't follow that law. Just don't. The other side does not follow laws that are inconvenient and the other side knows we will govern ourselves by following laws. They use that against us.
This is very clearly war - stop following their laws. What are they gonna do? Texas is self sufficient.
Repel with force illegal entry attempts.
Exactly, they can’t be allowed to set foot on American soil at all.
“I saw Dewhurst on FOX this morning saying that they are required by law to turn the border crossers over to ICE and the Border control.”
The state could always exercise its 10th Amendment rights and ignore the law just like Obama and Holder are ignoring the laws. Round up the illegals and turn them over directly to the Mexican authorities at the border. Make a huge issue of the fact the federal government is not enforcing the law. Then let the case go to the Federal Courts and see if the judges will rule the states have to obey the law but the federal government does not.
Arizona should join Texas in fighting back against the travesty on the border.
We need border security, not monitoring.
“The state could always exercise its 10th Amendment rights and ignore the law just like Obama and Holder are ignoring the laws.”
Yep. Perry was touting the 10th Amendment during his Presidential run and after.
Greg Abbott (the new Governor of Texas, currently Atty Gen) said on FNC earlier today that they would have boots on the ground, planes in the air, and boats in the water. From what I’ve read, many are crossing the river. I’m not a stratergist, but it seems to me if there are boats in the water where a lot of them seem to be crossing, they can turn them back to Mehico (or at least try to do so), before they reach US soil or waters. Just a thought.
put um on another bus, bring them to the boarder crossing and point south as a direction they are to walk.
That's what's made me wonder if ANY of the governors don't want to keep the invaders but not have to answer to anti-invasion US citizens. The state has total control over the roads. Highway officers can stop any vehicle they want to from travelling on its roads. If you or I drove down the roads with children not with their parents and from a foreign country, we'd be charged with kidnapping. Throw the bus drivers and any other adults involved with the transport of these "children" in jail! And keep any busses with the children in them off the roads.
What a great opportunity for a federal vs states rights crisis.
Tell the illegals we will be flying them to Iraq and Syria.
Texas should withold any and all remittance to the federal government, and use the funds to shore up their southern border. When the feds protest, tell them that they failed to provide services that were paid for, therefore no more tax revenue, or any revenue for that matter, from Texas.
Good point! Call it child trafficking and put a stop to it and return the kids to Mexico. If word gets out that it’s a little tougher to get into Texas now, the route will change at least. It’s a baby step but it’s in the right direction.
Charge the transporters with child trafficking and endangerment...give the Feds the headache of it.
I love that idea. Arrest the drivers.
They better not be lying.
Then this whole Border Surge is a sham!
They’ve got to be prevented from crossing in the first place.
Fellow Texans, keep burning up the faxes, emails and phones at the governors office and the offices of your representatives!
Ask what they intend to do about the massive invasion of illegal aliens into Texas, bringing crime, disease, drugs and unbelievable expense to the state to care for them.
This is sheer insanity!
HOUSTON, TexasGovernor Rick Perry (R-TX) appeared on Fox News Fox and Friends show and said Texas lacks the resources and manpower to secure the 1,200 mile Texas border... BS!
Other Texas elected officials, speaking on condition of anonymity have told Breitbart Texas that Texas does, in fact, have the resources to conduct not only a surge operation, but a prolonged border control operation that would secure the Texas border with Mexico.
View on www.breitbart.com http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-Texas/2014/06/17/Perry-on-Fox-We-don-t-have-the-resources-to-secure-the-Texas-Border http://www.governor.state.tx.us/contact/
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We, the undersigned, because the federal government has failed to act, call on the Texas Legislature to develop and fund a border and port of entry security plan utilizing state and local law...
On the TX members Action Board - a link to fax Perry and phone call to make to your R Reps supporting Rep Louie Gohmerts Fortify the Border Amendment.
You have to be registered at NumbersUSA....its worth joining for all of the faxes you can send to your elected officials. These are good guys, whove been fighting the good fight for YEARS.
Additionally, anyone can call Perry and anyone can ask their Rep to support Gohmert's amendment.
True enough. However, it is the “other than Mexican” that is most worrisome.
Prevention is exactly the key to this along with expedited mass deportations. The word that the welcome mat is gone needs to get back to the invading countries pronto. Unfortunately Obama and the GOP establishment are not on our side.
Only a minefield will do. Not even the Euro’s allow this blatant invasion into their sovereign lands. This is exactly what zero wants however—pure chaos.
Better would be to fly them back in jumbo jets back to their country capitals: Tegucigalpa, Mexico city, Guatemala City...
I am glad zero and the FBI don’t know what I want! :(
Ah geez, they are going to supposedly take our millions and spend on nothing. Most likely already in their pockets, friends and others. What they should do is turn this lemon into lemonade and start using that so called cheap labor to build that fence with them on the other side. Heck, we can even bring in Sheriff Joe’s chain gangs.
Did anyone read exactly what they were going to do in this article except spend millions?
I don’t know what they intend to do about it. If Texas is able to keep them out the Mexicans will just cross into New Mexico. There is nothing over there but than a rusty falling down barbed wire fence, no river to swim.
Huey, Dewey, and Louie???
I would say its about damn time...But this is only 3 “lawmakers” that just happens to be out of session...
Until they get these legislators back into Austin, and not wait for November to decide who is going to come back in January...
I think time is of the essence...But then again, I am not holding my breath...
Good one - - especially the drug cartel and MS-13 gangsters
There were 1,650,000 illegals in Texas, about 6.7% of the population.
There were 1,100,000 illegals in the Texas workforce, about 9% of the workforce.
Without the illegals, the Texas economy would collapse.
That'd take five years....they should SHAME the Feds for compensation; get all over the lapdog media and demand facetime to declare that the Regime consists of non-bill paying flakes.
I love the phrase, “Texas can’t wait.” It mocks Obama’s, “We can wait” for Congress to act
Well our yards would certainly get ragged!
Perry orders “Observe and do nothing”