Skip to comments.APNewsBreak: Perry bills feds for housing illegals
Posted on 08/26/2011 5:07:22 PM PDT by PROCON
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry has asked the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for nearly $350 million to cover the costs incurred detaining illegal immigrants in state prisons and county jails. In a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, Perry criticized the federal government hasn't been doing enough to secure the border with Mexico, thereby allowing illegal immigrants to enter the U.S. and use taxpayer-funded resources, including prisons and jails. It's a claim the Republican governor has made many times before.
The letter was dated Aug. 10, three days before Perry formally announced he is running for president.
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OK, you anti-Perry types, he isn't perfect, but you gotta like this.
Perry needs to throw Napolitano’s @$$ in jail and then bill Barry for having to house her.
It’s a start.
I love it. We need somebody who will stand up to the idiots in Washington.
They don’t have to like it and they will never be satisfied. Some, because his name is not Palin. Others because his name is not Paul. Others because they are members of the professional whiners club.
Still others simply do not like some of the glaringly obvious problems with the mans’ record.
We should bill Perry for the money lost for giving illegals in-state tuition.
On the other hand, it will merely be laid on the Taxpayers to pay for it, nationwide, because the illegal assholes are STILL in this country, living on "los freebies", and the approval of it is in Washington, D.C.
That's an excellent idea. Why should Texas taxpayers pay for the negligence of those Washington DC?
What a great idea! On to the other 49 states!
A good gimmick. Now if Brewer of AZ and the rest would all submit bills, it would be interesting.
I think the law is already there that the Fed has to pay...but collecting is another thing..
Mr. Symbolism, as you call him may very well be the last, great hope of the republican, ie. conservative party. Who's your favorite nominee?
Bottom line, anyone but 0bama!
It would be a lot more impressive if he had been protecting the border and billing the feds for that.
Get back to us when your candidate announces she ‘may be interested in becoming a presidential candidate for the election to be held in 2012’. We’ll wait but will not hold our collective breath.
His first term he was pretty hard nosed. He proposed two major initiatives- Operation Linebacker and Operation Rio Grande. They would have authorized State law enforcement to crack down on illegals and put the Texas National Guard on the border. In both cases, he was shot down by the Feds (Bush Administration sadly) as being out of the State’s jurisdiction.
He isn’t a Tom Tancredo or Duncan Hunter on border issues, but he isn’t a Bush either.
Even Schwarzenegger tried this and Perry knows it. Hence, it's a waste of taxpayers' money on a pathetic empty gesture, but it is good for Rick Perry... which IS typical Rick Perry.
Was that what you wanted?
Unfortunately the Feds will rush to provide amnesty to illegals to skate from any liability.
Go Perry! Give ‘em hell.
Right on, ProCon. Its really sad to come here and see all the vitriolic crap spewed on Perry and the other Republican candidates. What these purists need to realize is that any one of them will be a huge improvement over the Communist in Chief. Moreover, each of the Republican candidates deserves our admiration for subjecting themselves and their families to the $900 billion Dem smear machine. I have no problem with anyone pointing out policy differences or touting one fine Republican over another. However, when it gets down to thread hijacking and ad hominine attacks, theyre only feeding the Dem machine.
Funny thing is that many of the purists on FreeRepublic that repeatedly attack Perry or Romney for not lining up 100% with every conservative position agree (as I do) that Reagan was the best President in modern times (some even have his name in their taglines). Yet even he wouldnt withstand their purity test. For example, how many times have we seen a freeper posting that they will never vote for Perry because of his mandatory vaccine vote or that they will never vote for Romney because of his romneycare vote. Well would they vote for a Republican candidate that signed the Therapeutic abortion act in 1967, allowing for abortion in California? Sure they would and did when they voted for Reagan. Would they vote for a Republican candidate that raised taxes 11 times as President and voted for the largest tax increase at the time in California history as Governor? Sure they would and did when they voted for Reagan. And of course the purists on this board would never vote for a guy that gave amnesty to over 3 million illegal aliens and tripled the budget deficit during his term as President. Well Im glad to say that they (and I) did vote twice for a guy, Reagan, that did that and would gladly do it again because he was the best damn President weve had in my lifetime. No one can agree with us on everything (heck, I dont even agree with the wife on all things political) and even the greatest make some mistakes along the way, but that shouldnt prevent us from reflecting on the excellent qualities and policies presented by each of these Republican candidates that are actively attempting to defeat the Radical in the White House. I havent yet made up my mind on which candidate will get my vote in the Florida primary. However, all are light years better than a socialist community organizer.
California has been at the forefront of this, for YEARS...
From 2009, and this goes back 15 years...
CA ASSEMBLYMAN GAINES CALLS FOR FEDERAL REIMBURSEMENT TO STATE FOR UNDOCUMENTED ALIENS
And more, this goes on and on for housing, prisions, welfare etc, etc..
Lawmaker to Feds: Reimburse California for Illegal Immigrants
Where has Perry been????
Wait, here he is!
He's been governor since 2000. Interesting that watching the border, sanctuary cities and billing the feds for illegals only now seem to be something he's paying attention to. Could it be that...it's his most glaring weakness in the Presidential race, and that he's a transparent RINO Perry-come-lately?
Oh, no, can't be, he must be a principled conservative. [/sarc]
So Big Sis was on Neal Cavuto and I called my dad and said “The ugliest man I’ve ever seen is on Neal Cavuto you have to see this!”
No, obviously from this thread I posted, I'm Pro-Perry; if you want to criticize him, tell me, who's your candidate?
I have two problems with it. 1. He flip-flopped. 2. He took too long to flip-flop.
ROFLMAO! I see--speaking to his constituency!
Sr El Perrista receives a blanket from Mexican Gov Enrique Martinez of Coahuila, as a token of appreciation for enacting the Texican Dream Act.
They can also access the HOPE funds grant monies as Texas “RESIDENTS”. First come First serve. Not many people know this.TX & NM are the only states with this extra perk for illegal alien students.
Visit this FB page:
Stop Financial Aid for illegal Aliens in TX.
Posted on Friday, July 01, 2011 10:13:29 AM by Jim Robinson
..... if Palin does not run but Perry does, hed probably suck all the air out of the race. Either way, ..... Perry would all be excellent alternatives to Obama the commie. Anyone but RINO Romney the big government chief architect of CommieCare! Posted on Friday, July 01, 2011 10:13:29 AM by Jim Robinson
By the end of the year I will have two bumper stickers on my truck; one will be in support of whatever candidate that I eventually settle on, the other will say (in spanish) “Mexico, love it or leave it.”
Isn’t that cute! Look, the politician is trying to court our favor... Awwww...
Perry’s been governor for a while. He could have done this ANYTIME, but somehow just chose to do this now.
Too late, Perry.
Sarah, we true conservatives wait for you.
OooooKay, blinders off, who's your ideal candidate, let me guess, RON PAUL?
To: Cincinatus' Wife
Yeah, right, RINO troll.
15 posted on Tue Aug 23 2011 02:55:59 GMT-0700 (Pacific
Daylight Time) by Jim Robinson
Why does everyone assume Sarah Palin is some 100% conservative hero? She isnt. Dont get me wrong, I absolutely love her and think 99.99% of the criticism of her is unfair and underhanded. But if you look at her record, she was a moderate conservative, not a conservative firebrand. I know some people hate to hear it but the politician she is probably closest to in terms of overall conservativeness is Perry. That is why they get along so well. She was the darling of the dems until McRino picked her. She walks across the aisle and worked with the dems much like W. You can look at Perry’s record and you’ll not find his working with the dems like Sarah and W.
So. . .since you have all the answers to our problems with BHO, who indeed do we back in 2012? A write-in candidate? Do you really think that will work? Please let us ill-informed posters know what to do and whom to back. Thanks.
This is a Perry thread. Grow up and learn how to debate.
No he is a moderate conservative as Sarah Palin is...
Nice analysis. Reagan would be hammered into oblivion at FR if he were running for prez today.