Thursday, November 11, 2010

Gov. Perry: Feds Must Secure Borders, Deal With Illegals Already Here
By Matt Belvedere
Texas Republican Gov. Rick Perry describes the federal government’s commitment to securing the U.S. border with Mexico as “lacking and almost nonexistent." During a breakfast roundtable with reporters on Monday in Washington, D.C., he told Newsmax that he favors a two-pronged approach to immigration reform: border security first;
then dealing with the millions of illegal immigrants who are already in the United States.
Perry was in the nation’s capital to promote his new book, "Fed Up! Our Fight to Save America from Washington." With a foreword written by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, the book makes the case for returning power to the states and to the American people through a constitutionally limited federal government.
The Constitution clearly does give some responsibilities to the federal government, Perry told Newsmax, adding: “Securing our borders is something they [the federal government] must do . . . Americans want to see that border secured and drug cartels pushed off that border.
“Then we can have a conversation about how we reform the immigration policies . . . I don't think the American people trust Congress to do them."
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