Skip to comments.Texas may sue government over illegal immigrant children
Posted on 07/04/2014 8:07:47 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
Texas attorney general Greg Abbott may sue the federal government over the influx of unaccompanied children crossing the U.S. Mexico border. The possible lawsuit comes after the latest immigration crisis in the border state.
Abbott is considering legal action against the Obama administration after a request for $30 million in border patrol and enforcement went unanswered by Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson.
If the federal government is unwilling to secure the border, the State of Texas will be forced to resort to litigation to recoup the costs incurred to respond to this crisis, wrote Abbott in an e-mail.
The State of Texas is exploring any and all options, including litigation, to address the crisis our federal government has created by not living up to their Constitutional responsibility, added Jerry Strickland, the spokesman for the attorney general. If the federal government is unwilling to secure the border, the State of Texas will be forced to resort to litigation to recoup the costs incurred to respond to this crisis.
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What would a law suit accomplish? He’d simply over rule it via EO.
gosh, I bet that’s got the White House nervous.
Just mobilize your state’s national guard and secure your border for pete’s sake.
“after a request for $30 million in border patrol and enforcement went unanswered by Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson. “
Obama: “See I tried.”
Obama plans to Bankrupt and destroy all that appose him ,don’t forget the thousands that are obeying orders to help him destroy the US
More hot air from someone trying to look tough..
Obama is not afraid of law suits.
What happened to the stories about Gov Perry calling out the National Guard and Texas Militias and posting them on the border to stop the kiddie invasion?
It is the principal reason that the federal government was created and failing to carry out that responsibility ought to be considered a very grave offense.
Governors have to get some original approach. How about applying rules for health and safety of minors at summer camps? How about charging anyone who abets the invasion by transporting the children of human traficking? How about the highway patrol stopping busses and making sure all children have parental permission to be away from home?
These are just some suggestions. NOT ONE gov or DC pol has done anything to stop the invasion. Everyone in power seems to have lost the ability to respond in fast-moving crises that require action.
Isn’t that nice. Thousands are invading Texas weekly and Perry wants
to sue. Of course, it may take years to work through the judicial system.
What Perry is really saying is I don’t want to do anything about it.
Perry’s career in politics is finished.
Exactly. These POS thugs will be grown and their children will be grown before any lawsuit sees the light of day.
David did not take a Bible to negotiate with Goliath. He picked up five small round stones and used them to kill the beast. He had God’s blessing to do it. It is past time for our David event.
Perry doesn’t care one way or another.
His pockets are lined and he is finished and he does not care anymore.
Coulda, shoulda, woulda. Just get the job done. Build the damn fence and deport.
He will talk like this till after the election. Then it will be forgotten. Another Rick Perry. Better than most but still no conservatives.
What’s with the “May sue” garbage?
Either do it or shut-up about it!
If the US government doesn’t enforce its laws, Texas should take steps to succeed from the union.
You can bet people in Vermont, Maine, and Minnesota wouldn’t be blue states if all these illegals were dumped on them.
‘Just mobilize your states national guard and secure your border for petes sake”
well that sounds like a good idea but do you know wo has authority over a state’s national guard?
and do you really think a state’s national guard can stop the illegals?
if so how?
Congress cannot bailout OdumBO on this, it would, just, encourage him to do it again. A court needs to tell the executive he must pay the state(s).
Rick Perry is deceiving himself if he thinks he has a shot at the Presidency, unless he does something bold, from the heart, for America.
You are right there and Texas should put their effort on impeachment of King Obama. Impeachment would happen in the House and King Obama would be exposed to the world. It would destroy the communists democrats.
And where in the hell do you think the money will come from. Solved nothing but impeachment might slow it down.
In general, I believe we're finished with people who choose to run on "issues". Instead, we're looking for candidates who have actually tried to do something about those "issues".
TX ConstitutionAs a poster up-thread said: a lawsuit is [often] an excuse to not do something.
Art. 4, Sec. 7. COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF MILITARY FORCES; CALLING FORTH MILITIA.
He shall be Commander-in-Chief of the military forces of the State, except when they are called into actual service of the United States. He shall have power to call forth the militia to execute the laws of the State, to suppress insurrections, and to repel invasions.
Perry will only talk, talk, talk... Perry is pro-illegal alien. Remember in the debate he said we have no heart
Perry is desperate to "act tough" knowing the mood of the public.
Perry will do nothing because he is a weak, contemptible man who only can act tough with words.
We are literally losing our Republic right before our eyes and yet there are no leaders who can think outside the box and take bold decisive action. Disgusting.
“a lawsuit is [often] an excuse to not do something.”
Yah. Only a spark if Perry had the testicles to put the Texas guard and civilian militia on the border and stopping obozo from sending in more illegals
Perry is a weak, contemptible man. Perry is hoping and praying most Texans don't read Art. 4 Sec. 7.
Perry is one of the very few who are in a position to truly act to stop this destructive invasion -- yet he essentially does nothing.
Perry deserves the utter scorn and contempt of every United States loving Patriot.
When the epitaph of the U.S. is written, let it be known that Perry did nothing to stop the destruction of our Republic.
Could you imagine the response if Perry called upon all Patriots to show up at the border armed and ready to repel this destructive invasion? I believe enough people would show up to seal the border. (support logistics to shortly follow)
Americans are a very resourceful people. Without any Federal government help, in short order, the people could seal the Southern border.
We are truly witnessing the willful destruction of way of life and our Republic as founded.
These third world scum have the sole intention of turning the U.S. into a spanish speaking third world sewer.
may??? what are they waiting for???
Sue ‘em, Texas!!!!
Perry should call for a volunteer force of patriotic Texans. Put them under the Texas Rangers, deputize them and start a continuous patrol of the border.
Take a small section of state parks and set up holding areas.
Surround any federal facility that is housing these “kids”. Make it a state felony to release them, and arrest anybody who tries or transports them.
Call for volunteers with any military,LE experience. Ask for donations from all 50 states.
I agree with you.
I don't care if it comes out of OdumBO's pocket, but, it will make it easier to impeach with another charge to be added to the list.
zerO and Mooch think they will make more than the Clintons out of office. Let him continue to pay for states illegal immigration expense he caused.
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