Skip to comments.Gov. Rick Perry Says US Must Send Immigrant Children Back Home to Send a Message
Posted on 07/05/2014 7:10:22 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Perry Asks for 1,000 National Guard Troops Until 3,000 New Border Patrol Agents Are Trained; Texas Has Fewer Agents Than Any Other Border State.
Texas Republican Gov. Rick Perry told members of the U.S. Homeland Security Committee Thursday afternoon that the illegal immigrants who've flooded the border since October must be sent back home.
Perry told committee members who toured a facility in McAllen and other centers in the state, where immigrants are being housed temporarily, that returning the children and adults who are entering the U.S. illegally will send a message to others to not embark on the dangerous and possibly deadly journey.
"Some may think that allowing them to stay here is the more humane option; I assure you it's not," Perry asserted. "Nobody is doing any of these children the slightest favor by delaying a rapid return to their countries of origin."
He continued: "Allowing them to remain here will only encourage the next group of individuals to undertake this very dangerous and life-threatening journey. And those who come must be sent back to demonstrate that risking your lives on the top of those trains is not worth it. Even those who've survived this treacherous journey are still at risk," said Perry, referring to one confirmed case of H1N1 and two other cases of Type A influenza that might also be H1N1.
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They not “Immigrant Children”. They are “Illegal Aliens” and should be treated as such.
That is the message which needs to be sent!
True. But the media refuse to use the term “illegal alien”, so to be politically correct, we are not supposed to describe who they really are.
“Send a message”, my donkey!
Send ‘em back because that’s what the law requires.
No, they must be sent home because they must be sent home. If he wants to “send a message”, send an email to somebody.
Does anyone really think that this huge migration of central American children began spontaneously and our crack diplomats in Central America were ignorant of this happening? The Sate Department is either woefully incompetent or they, Border Security and Homeland Security were merely implementing Obama immigration policy.
Although Perry is not quite what I think America would accept for President, sadly.....he has very good responses for the media that can just shut up the press and those wanting their race to be able to break every law while the others must suffer with minor offenses. I think Rick would make a good President and his wife a quieter and loving First Lady. He doesn’t usually let the left get by with their word bombs and then run away with their tails wagging since they know avoiding reality gets them brownie points.
Perry has been and will be called a hater racist xenophobic etc.
I wish MSM would stop with calling them “migrants” or “ refugees”
They have been coached to say they were afraid of the violence in their cities.
Dems need to coach the children in Chicago Detroit Philly to say the same thing.
and oh YEA we get to pay for another anchor baby.
To send them back (deport them) is within the context of existing law that is being ignored by this Administration.
To send them back because the inundation of our support and medical infrastructure is an even greater imperative.
We are ill-equipped to deal with a pandemic caused by dispersing these diseased invaders throughout the country, uncontrolled. It just isn’t dirty diapers and lice. It is scabies (skin mites), flesh eating disease, drug resistant tuberculosis, measles, mumps, and rubella. So, so much more. Uncontrolled and unplanned (because the government is refusing to tell the citizens of the true danger - threat of arrest) this plague will destroy this country.
Perry is a NAFTA/NAU Open Borders lib, so I doubt he really wants them deported. He will give them in-state college tuition like he did the other illegal aliens in TX
All he has to do is declare a public health emergency and quarantine areas where the illegal kids are. Perry had no problem forcing STD vaccinations on TX girls....so he can do quarantine
Perry is all hat and no cattle
Use your powers, lead the way, show by example!
Send them back to send a message? Send them back to defend our nation from invasion.
Did Perry really call them “immigrants” ???
Obama used his pen and his phone to design and implement this whole “border crisis”.
I’ve read conflicting interpretations of the current law regarding the “children”. One website says they cannot be deported but must be turned over to child protective services; the others say the opposite. Which one is true?
Actually, in this case, I really don’t care what the law says, since everyone in the administration is breaking it; but since SOMEONE ABUSED THEIR AUTHORITY and took advantage of the American public, these “children” - all of them, no matter what age or physical condition - MUST be sent back to wherever they came from. As a taxpayer, I would much rather pay for their return to their country, and be done with it, rather than pay - year, after year, after year - for their housing, food and HEALTH CARE while they “wait” for their INS hearing, which btw, they will NEVER appear. And for the horde of children YET TO ARRIVE and take advantage of the same STUPIDITY that we, as a country, are exhibiting. So who’s next? The Iranians? The Somalis? Are we now the revolving door of the world?
agree - the word “immigrant” carries with it the understanding the foreign born person has permanently entered in legal status and has been issued a “green card.” They law requires they always carry that “green card” with them.
Otherwise, to be legal they must have a valid “visa.”
These so called “undocumented” persons have illegally entered the US and have broken the law.
The left has successfully stolen the word “immigrant,” and the country has fallen in step with them.
and look at this from that article...
This illegal alien female blatantly in-your-Gringo-face admits shes not here as a so called “refugee”
“One unnamed mother from Honduras, who’s seven months pregnant, told NBC5-DFW that she left two children, a 7 and 3 year old, to get to the United States in time to deliver her baby, and doesn’t know when she’ll see her children again.”
Gee bad news for all the Rick Perry is a RINO amnesty pusher freepers.
Anchor baby. That has to end.
What a moron.
well she still has time to get back home...
How many of those we return home come back, and come back with another load of drugs on their backs? Does anyone believe these desperate people can get $5,000 in cash together to pay coyotes? Do we just improve the efficiency of drug smuggling operations by paying for the return trip? Can’t we prevent the initial trip into the US somehow? Shouldn’t that be the Federal Government’s primary role?
I thought Perry “had a heart”. Why is he not inviting them to stay in the Governor’s mansion?
But seriously, it is EXACTLY Perry’s policies that make the US (especially Texas) such a DESIRABLE PLACE for Illegals. He (and Bush before him) CODDLED them for 2 decades. Of course they’ll want to come here.
Maybe, after doing ALL THIS DAMAGE, Perry is WAKING UP to why people opposed giving freebies, even to children - since it only draws more and more of them here. Maybe he’s waking up...but a bit late, I’d say.
First, increase the Texas National Guard units involved in border security operations That includes keeping the fleet of UH-72 Lakota aircraft in Texas to continue its vital missions.
Second, if the U.S. Border Patrol is going to release illegal immigrants into our communities to await a court date, every one should be medically screened to ensure their health and the health of our citizens.
Third, Texas should be reimbursed for the $500 million weve spent securing the border over the past decade. Weve been fulfilling a federal responsibility, and the hardworking people of Texas shouldnt have to shoulder that cost on their own.
And finally, secure this border once and for all. Invest sufficient resources to put an adequate number of Border Patrol agents on the ground permanently, and utilize existing technology, including drones, to help plug the gaps in security operations currently being filled by Texans.
Thank you again for the opportunity to appear before this committee. I am happy to answer any questions you may have.
1. First, they argue that we must give AMNESTY to 11-20 million illegals because most of them have been here so long and lived productive lives that it would be inhumane and un-American to send them back to a land that many of them have forgotten.
2. New pro-amnesty argument concerning the minors pouring across the southern border: Now they want to expand their AMNESTY argument to apply to illegals who crossed the border just a few days ago or just 5 minutes ago, calling them refugees.
The pro-amnesty people seem to want their cake and eat it too. Nothing seems to please those people. They are so arrogant that they believe they are the only people on the side of justice, while the rest of us are Satan re-born.
3. Question: How many children are left in El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala if they all seem to be coming here?
4. If we accept all who cross the border today and say no more, will the flow stop? I don't think so. Sarcasm.
5.Accompanied minors: not all the children are unaccompanied as the pro-amnesty people want us to believe. Just look at the news footage. You see many small children accompanied by adults, mostly women. i didn't see any young children holding the hands of men. What about the men?
What kind of fathers would send their children and wives on the long and dangerous trip across Mexico all alone? Those cowards. Or, maybe the fathers are already here, because they sneaked across the border long ago.
6. We should process those minors accompanied by adults first, and then send the adult and child immediately back to their home country.
7. So I say this: Let's not let the PRO-AMNESTY supporters BLACKMAIL us and pressure politicians into passing AMNESTY LAWS.
Rick Perry is ...
Do any of these guys have a clue that they have a responsibility ?
They’re all holding out for BO and Hillary and their money men to have a conversion
Well... I don’t see any different in Texas. Not at the local Costco or at school. A lot of rolling over catering to the Hispanic pushing aside veterans if they don’t speak spanish
Laura ingraham and dinesh have done more
Maybe they should run for office
I think we should build whatever they’re coming here for, THERE. Central America? Build hospitals, schools, shopping malls, whatever, all along the Atlantic, staff them with American doctors and teachers who also enjoy surfing.
Take the hunger from the immigrants to come here and make it our own hunger to go THERE and build and create things, like economies.
You are 1000% correct; we Texans and we Americans are NOT responsible for them.
Everyone does know this but libs and MSM see this as a way to portray those of us who want to protect our country as haters.
“”I wish MSM would stop with calling them migrants or refugees””
AND I wish they’d stop referring to them as unaccompanied children!!! Does the media believe we are all as stupid as obozo voters and themselves?
“!!! Does the media believe we are all as stupid as obozo voters and themselves?”
this is a great question
I think MSM absolutely knows better but they also know it riles up conservatives who believe in laws
and then media can try to make us look like the bad guys.
There is No one to call them on it
and even elected GOP Pols are careful in how they phrase things for fear( and rightly so ) of being attacked by the media.
perception becomes reality to the low information voters
Our federal government’s a taxpayer funded Coyotaje...
Perry is ALL talk and NO action.
Remember during the debates he described people who wanted to be tough illegal immiration as --having no heart.
Perry is a fraud. Perry is only saying "tough" things because he wants to be President.
A true leader would openly defy the Federal government and use citizen Militias to completely seal the border.
A true leader would throw the gauntlet down to this treasonous administration.
We are literally about to truly lose our Republic and all Perry does it TALK. Disgusting.
The GOP-e is going to ignore us come fall of 2016.
They’re gonna screw the pooch on what should be a `lock,’ you just watch.
They’re gonna put up another McCain, Romney, Jeb looser.
You know what? These Dem-lite: “NAFTA’!/Pro-choice!/Viva immigration!/Save the whales!” `crunchy’ fat-azz neo-con fags could turn a two car funeral into a Chinese fire drill.
Lead, follow or get the hell out of the way `Reince and Repeat’ or we’re gonna butter your neckties!
working stiff in America
You are sooooo right Rick!
“Heartless” Perry again playing both sides of the issues.