Skip to comments.RICK PERRY: TERRORISTS, GANGSTERS LOOKING TO EXPLOIT BORDER CRISIS
Posted on 07/03/2014 5:06:17 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
Republican Texas Governor Rick Perry warned members of Congress Thursday that transnational gangsters and terrorists are looking to exploit the border crisis, which he said endangers the nation's security.
At a House Homeland Security Field Hearing at South Texas College in McAllen, Texas, Perry said gangsters and terrorists can easily take advantage of the crisis at the border that has "strained the Border Patrol," which Perry said already has "insufficient" resources. He said because the Border Patrol now has to focus on the overflow of illegal immigrant children instead of on their "primary task," the border is "less secure than at any time in the recent past."
Perry said that "transnational gangs are seeking to take advantage of this situation," and the border is so porous that people from nations that have ties to terrorism can also sneak in as well.
The Texas governor also said that allowing the illegal immigrant children from Central America to remain in the United States is "not a more humane option" because it will "only encourage the next group of individuals to undertake this very dangerous" and often deadly journey.
"What's the next group of people?" Perry asked, saying that if the United States allows illegal immigrants from Central America to remain the country, then other nations with even more dangerous people may want to encourage their citizens to come to America en masse as well.
He said this "humanitarian crisis" will turn into a "monumental tragedy" unless the Obama administration sends a clear message that those who enter the nation illegally will be sent back.
"Secure this border, Mr. President," Perry said, calling on Obama to "finally address this issue" and "invest sufficient resources."
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Find a legal way to do it without destroying the Constitution. I agree it’s not a suicide pact, but it is the most precious document our forefathers handed down to us. There are ways within the law and within the powers of the state governors to handle the minor children situation.
I’m sure we can trust Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder to do that, don’t you?
In case you haven’t noticed, the invasion is here and now. The courts are less than worthless at this time. Action is required.
There won’t be a constitution if our borders continue to be invaded
because there won’t be a country.
What part of that do you not understand?
I agree, but don’t do the same thing over and over and expect a different outcome. We’re smart enough to figure out a way that they can be returned without intervention from the Federal government. Fly them all home. If each state moved to return “those poor lost children to their homes” who could say they were wrong?
I did no know that the governor of Arizona also had that authority. That’s for the information.
The president and the ag, aided and abetted by the congress and the courts are the instigators, leaders and enablers of the invasion.
Dude, they used to be a Republic. They can, again, be a sovereign nation if they wanted to.
I understand that we are in the fight of our lives with the liberal who are trying to destroy our Constitution, and I don’t think we have to destroy it ourselves to fix this problem.
I agree, so why don’t we figure out a way to get this done without trashing what is msst precious. I think every one of those kids could be flown to their home in one day if it was coordinated. Not only that but even the UN couldn’t say there was anything wrong with returning poor exploited children to the safety of their home country.
It is hard to comprehend why she, Perry and Martinez don’t all act, not only by mobilizing armed force but also by taking many other steps that don’t violate the preemption of federal law that Arizona lost on. There are many such measures, including the licensing exemption in the federal law.
And, those allowing this invasion should be charged as accomplices if any terrorist acts or crimminal acts are committed by the border crossers.
Perry was created by Karl Rove. To believe Perry really gives a damn about this invasion requires we believe Rove opposes it also. Judging by the records of both men, I would say no way.
U.S. Const. art. I, § 10 No State shall, without the Consent of Congress, lay any Duty of Tonnage, keep Troops, or Ships of War in time of Peace, enter into any Agreement or Compact with another State, or with a foreign Power, or engage in War, unless actually invaded, or in such imminent Danger as will not admit of delay.
U.S. Const. amend. X The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
All States retain the right to self defense. The Federal government has refused to provide for the common defense, the raison d'etre for the Federal government. The States must repel invasion or the people will.
thanks. i am aware of that, dude
You're right - Perry needs to act before this gets a lot worse. He has nothing to lose.
MAP: WHERE FEDS ARE TRYING TO RELOCATE ILLEGAL BORDER SURGERS