Uploaded on Sep 28, 2010
"Securing our border is Washington's responsibility, but it's Texas' problem."
"I recently confronted Barack Obama with detailed steps to reduce drug cartel violence along the border."
Text: Perry Confronts Obama on border issues
Gov. Perry confronted President Obama on Aug. 9, 2010.
SOURCE: "Gov. Perry's Letter to Obama Asks 1000 Troops to Secure Border," FOX-TV Austin, 8/9/10, http://www.myfoxaustin.com/dpp/news/l...
"Texas has spent 230 million dollars for border law enforcement, technology, and aircraft."
In 2005, Gov. Perry announced a comprehensive border security plan for Texas and awarded $6 million in grants to support Operation Linebacker, an initiative developed by the 16-member Texas Border Sheriff's Association to deter illegal immigration and prevent border-related crime.
(SOURCE: "Gov. Perry Awards $6 Million to Border Counties for Border Security," Office of the Governor press release, 11/6/05, http://governor.state.tx.us/news/pres...)
In February 2006, Gov. Perry announced the launch of Operation Rio Grande, which provided state resources to support the efforts of local law enforcement, and in June 2006 announced that $20 million would be dedicated to sustain and expand Operation Rio Grande.
(SOURCES: "Gov. Perry Launches State-Led Border Security Operation," Office of the Governor press release, 2/9/06, http://governor.state.tx.us/news/pres... "Perry Authorizes More Border Security Funding, Virtual Border Watch Program," Office of the Governor press release, 6/1/06, http://governor.state.tx.us/news/pres...)
In 2007, Gov. Perry signed legislation to provide $110 million in state funds to amplify border security efforts in 2007, and in 2009 he signed legislation providing an additional $116 million.
(SOURCES: HB 1, 80th Legislature, http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLook... SB 1, 81st Legislature, http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLook...)
"So Texas Rangers, SWAT teams, and military forces can rapidly respond to violence along our border."
Text: Deploying Texas Rangers and National Guard to border
"Until Washington gets serious, Texas will fight to make our border safe."
Securing our future. Governor Rick Perry.
Texas Governor Rick Perry is fighting to secure the border. Visit http://www.rickperry.org for more.
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