Thursday, September 18, 2014
Texas Governor Rick Perry Has Sharp Response To Mexican President's Letter....
A media dispatch from Governor of Texas, Rick Perry's office this week said:
"...Gov. Rick Perry ... sent the following letter to Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto following the President's comments last week regarding Governor Perry's decision to deploy the Texas National Guard to disrupt criminal activity along the Texas-Mexico border..."
After expressing polite greetings, Perry does not mince words in his letter to the Mexican President, stating:
"...The fact is, cartel violence plagues our international border and jeopardizes the security of citizens on both sides of the border. Furthermore, the number of illegal alien apprehensions in this country has been on the rise for the past few years. While many seek only economic opportunity, some seek to exploit our porous border with criminal intent. I will continue to act as necessary to uphold my constitutional obligations, and when it comes to the safety and security of Texans, I will not be dissuaded by rhetoric of any kind.
Perry also said:
"...The threat posed to these young children, families along the border, and communities across Texas as a result of a porous border is real. That is why I directed the Texas Department of Public Safety and Texas' National Guard to provide additional law enforcement resources in the border region. As the Governor of Texas, I have an obligation to put the safety of our citizens first. Those obeying our laws have nothing to fear from our increased law enforcement presence. In fact, I would like to invite you to visit my state to see firsthand the professionalism of our National Guard soldiers and their law enforcement partners as they work to secure the border..."
Then he levels this at the Mexican President:
"...Our challenges today are partly a consequence of the failure of the Mexican government to secure its southern border from illegal immigration by unaccompanied children and other individuals from Central America, or to deploy adequate resources to control the criminal element in Mexico. Whether along Mexico's southern border or Texas', we must ensure our borders are secured in a manner that discourages illicit activities while allowing for legitimate commerce and lawful immigration, and I encourage you to take the necessary steps to do so along your country's southern border..."
See Perry's full response HERE...