Texas Gov Testifies On Child Immigrat...

Texas Gov Testifies On Child Immigration Crisis

There are 37 comments on the National Public Radio story from Jul 3, 2014, titled Texas Gov Testifies On Child Immigration Crisis. In it, National Public Radio reports that:

The tens of thousands of Central American children entering the U.S. illegally is both a humanitarian crisis and a national security one, Texas Gov. Rick Perry testified Thursday at a congressional field hearing in South Texas.

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the Light

El Paso, TX

#2 Jul 4, 2014
Obama started this mess, and new how it would effect us. If he had any compassion for the children, he'd bring to the WH. Everything Obama does is to further the destruction of America. He's totally collapsing the economy.
Carlito

Hollywood, FL

#3 Jul 4, 2014
LOL phk you Texas rednecks .

Your redneck state is going to change for the best.
the Light

El Paso, TX

#4 Jul 4, 2014
Carlito wrote:
LOL phk you Texas rednecks .
Your redneck state is going to change for the best.
STFUP you Mexican Scum!
paddyomalley

Bastrop, TX

#5 Jul 5, 2014
Carlito wrote:
LOL phk you Texas rednecks .
Your redneck state is going to change for the best.
Phk you Carlita. Get dressed up in your evening gown and come on down and run your mouth tranny.
kuda

Cincinnati, OH

#6 Jul 5, 2014
Rick Perry: "Allowing them [children fleeing pervasive gang violence and crushing poverty, mostly from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador] to remain here will only encourage the next group of individuals to undertake this very, very dangerous and life-threatening journey," Perry said. "And those who come must be sent back to demonstrate in no uncertain terms that risking your lives on the top of those trains and the ways that they are coming here, it's not worth it."

Perry's solution to the problem is predictably single-minded by focusing simply on unconditional deportation rather than attempting to be creative enough to address the root cause of the problem before jumping to his flawed conclusion. Parents desperate enough to part with and endanger their children by sending them here improperly attended would probably do it again when their children are returned to them, since danger at home is far greater.

Perry, known not to be the sharpest kitchen knife, is only able to cut the cheese, especially if it's semisoft.

Since: Apr 09

small town

#7 Jul 5, 2014
kuda wrote:
Rick Perry: "Allowing them [children fleeing pervasive gang violence and crushing poverty, mostly from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador] to remain here will only encourage the next group of individuals to undertake this very, very dangerous and life-threatening journey," Perry said. "And those who come must be sent back to demonstrate in no uncertain terms that risking your lives on the top of those trains and the ways that they are coming here, it's not worth it."
Perry's solution to the problem is predictably single-minded by focusing simply on unconditional deportation rather than attempting to be creative enough to address the root cause of the problem before jumping to his flawed conclusion. Parents desperate enough to part with and endanger their children by sending them here improperly attended would probably do it again when their children are returned to them, since danger at home is far greater.
Perry, known not to be the sharpest kitchen knife, is only able to cut the cheese, especially if it's semisoft.
Why are the Rich people are Not leaving? Why is it the violence Not in the News? Find the Parents and DEPORT the Family.
kuda

Cincinnati, OH

#8 Jul 5, 2014
dirtbag1958 wrote:
<quoted text>Why are the Rich people are Not leaving? Why is it the violence Not in the News? Find the Parents and DEPORT the Family.
"Why are the Rich people are not leaving?"
Well, it simply come down to the golden rule. Those who possess most of the gold make the rules.

"Why is it the violence Not in the News?"
Actually, it is. If you're referring to Fox, it only spreads its views, not report news.

"Find the Parents and DEPORT the Family."
Why would we want to deport the children's parents from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, even if it were in our power to do so? If that were the case, we could deport them to the US.
sandy1

Southold, NY

#9 Jul 5, 2014
This is not a humanitarian crisis! This is a diseased parasite freeloading off the taxpayer crisis,which is a direct result of the anti American in chief throwing a tantrum and orchestrating this because he can't get his way with Congress.
sandy1

Southold, NY

#10 Jul 5, 2014
Oh,and deport every single one of these disgusting,diseased freeloaders!!
Responsibility

Petaluma, CA

#11 Jul 5, 2014
sandy1 wrote:
he can't get his way with Congress.
Hes, shes and everything in between will not let Congress get away with their laziness, obstructionism and nonsense.

Looks like folks are paying attention:

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that eight percent (8%) of Likely U.S. Voters believe Congress is doing a good or excellent job. Sixty-four percent (64%) rate its job performance as poor.
sandy1

Southold, NY

#12 Jul 5, 2014
Responsibility wrote:
<quoted text>
Hes, shes and everything in between will not let Congress get away with their laziness, obstructionism and nonsense.
Looks like folks are paying attention:
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that eight percent (8%) of Likely U.S. Voters believe Congress is doing a good or excellent job. Sixty-four percent (64%) rate its job performance as poor.
Congress should be applauded for blocking the anti American in chiefs(who according to a new poll is the worst President since WWII)agenda to fundamentally transform America into a third world cesspool.
sandy1

Southold, NY

#13 Jul 5, 2014
Responsibility wrote:
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Hes, shes and everything in between will not let Congress get away with their laziness, obstructionism and nonsense.
Looks like folks are paying attention:
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that eight percent (8%) of Likely U.S. Voters believe Congress is doing a good or excellent job. Sixty-four percent (64%) rate its job performance as poor.
Gee,I wonder how many dead people,welfare rats,and housepets participated in that survey? Lol!!

Since: Apr 09

small town

#14 Jul 5, 2014
kuda wrote:
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"Why are the Rich people are not leaving?"
Well, it simply come down to the golden rule. Those who possess most of the gold make the rules.
"Why is it the violence Not in the News?"
Actually, it is. If you're referring to Fox, it only spreads its views, not report news.
"Find the Parents and DEPORT the Family."
Why would we want to deport the children's parents from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, even if it were in our power to do so? If that were the case, we could deport them to the US.
Actually, it is. If you're referring to Fox, it only spreads its views, not report news. WHO? abc,msnbc the people who made fake news.
DEPORT from the UNITED STATES, it means leave NOT import like you think dumb dumb.
See if was bad the people will just leave to any country. They come to UNITED STATES, Because they want to be "PARASITES" to UNITED STATES TAXPAYERS. DEPORT ALL illegal immigrants..
kuda

Cincinnati, OH

#15 Jul 5, 2014
dirtbag1958 wrote:
<quoted text>Actually, it is. If you're referring to Fox, it only spreads its views, not report news. WHO? abc,msnbc the people who made fake news.
DEPORT from the UNITED STATES, it means leave NOT import like you think dumb dumb.
See if was bad the people will just leave to any country. They come to UNITED STATES, Because they want to be "PARASITES" to UNITED STATES TAXPAYERS. DEPORT ALL illegal immigrants..
<<WHO? abc,msnbc the people who made fake news.>>
Actually it’s general knowledge, thanks to real news media.

<<DEPORT from the UNITED STATES, it means leave NOT import like you think dumb dumb.>>
You seem to have overlooked my statement that I was referring to parents who send their children to the US to escape crime and violence in their home countries, not to parents who bring their children to the US to escape crime and violence in their home countries.

<<See if was bad the people will just leave to any country. They come to UNITED STATES, Because they want to be "PARASITES" to UNITED STATES TAXPAYERS. DEPORT ALL illegal immigrants.>>
I suspect that the US is the first choice of many for a variety of reasons, including but not limited to economic. I believe most choose to work rather than receive welfare benefits, just like US citizens. The whole “makers/takers” dichotomy is only propaganda.
fatbacks x

Portland, OR

#16 Jul 5, 2014
Hope all the questions were simple for old slackbrain!
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#17 Jul 5, 2014
Congressional field hearing?
What's that, a tea party lunch mob?

When is Perry going to secede Texas from the Union
so that Texas can start defending its own borders
with out help from the much hated federal government?

Since: Apr 09

small town

#18 Jul 5, 2014
kuda wrote:
<quoted text>
<<WHO? abc,msnbc the people who made fake news.>>
Actually it’s general knowledge, thanks to real news media.
<<DEPORT from the UNITED STATES, it means leave NOT import like you think dumb dumb.>>
You seem to have overlooked my statement that I was referring to parents who send their children to the US to escape crime and violence in their home countries, not to parents who bring their children to the US to escape crime and violence in their home countries.
<<See if was bad the people will just leave to any country. They come to UNITED STATES, Because they want to be "PARASITES" to UNITED STATES TAXPAYERS. DEPORT ALL illegal immigrants.>>
I suspect that the US is the first choice of many for a variety of reasons, including but not limited to economic. I believe most choose to work rather than receive welfare benefits, just like US citizens. The whole “makers/takers” dichotomy is only propaganda.
Name the news agency. work yea right. you keep believing the kool-aid type. you have NOT given out any facts.
Californians bear an enormous fiscal burden as a result of an illegal alien population estimated at almost 3 million residents. The annual expenditure of state and local tax dollars on services for that population is $25.3 billion. That total amounts to a yearly burden of about $2,370 for a household headed by a U.S. citizen.

Nearly half of those expenditures ($12.3 billion) result from the costs of K-12 education for the children of illegal aliens — both those illegally in the country and those born in the United States. Another major outlay ($2.1 billion) results from the need to provide supplemental English language instruction to Limited English Proficient students, many of whom are children of illegal aliens. Together, these educational costs are 57.1 percent of total expenditures.

Other fiscal outlays result from the costs of medical care ($4.0 billion), public assistance services ($800 million), administration of justice functions ($4.4 billion), and general governmental services ($1.6 billion).

Because some tax revenue is collected from the illegal alien population, we include an estimate of this revenue from sales, income, property and "sin" taxes. Yet, it should be kept in mind that the $3.5 billion in tax collections is not truly an offset to the fiscal costs, because similar, and likely greater, tax revenue would be collected if the same jobs were filled by legal workers.
kuda

Cincinnati, OH

#19 Jul 6, 2014
dirtbag1958 wrote:
<quoted text> Name the news agency. work yea right. you keep believing the kool-aid type. you have NOT given out any facts.
Californians bear an enormous fiscal burden as a result of an illegal alien population estimated at almost 3 million residents. The annual expenditure of state and local tax dollars on services for that population is $25.3 billion. That total amounts to a yearly burden of about $2,370 for a household headed by a U.S. citizen.
Nearly half of those expenditures ($12.3 billion) result from the costs of K-12 education for the children of illegal aliens — both those illegally in the country and those born in the United States. Another major outlay ($2.1 billion) results from the need to provide supplemental English language instruction to Limited English Proficient students, many of whom are children of illegal aliens. Together, these educational costs are 57.1 percent of total expenditures.
Other fiscal outlays result from the costs of medical care ($4.0 billion), public assistance services ($800 million), administration of justice functions ($4.4 billion), and general governmental services ($1.6 billion).
Because some tax revenue is collected from the illegal alien population, we include an estimate of this revenue from sales, income, property and "sin" taxes. Yet, it should be kept in mind that the $3.5 billion in tax collections is not truly an offset to the fiscal costs, because similar, and likely greater, tax revenue would be collected if the same jobs were filled by legal workers.
While the unconventional style of your first paragraph, or sentence as the cue may be, renders it ambiguous, you've kindly recruited the words of a capable writer to assert expenditure information pertaining to appropriation of revenues for programs that don't meet with you own approval. I can certainly understand your dissatisfaction, since our revenues also fund items of which I disapprove. We're all entitled to our personal preferences and to express them publicly.
the Light

El Paso, TX

#20 Jul 6, 2014
Responsibility wrote:
<quoted text>
Hes, shes and everything in between will not let Congress get away with their laziness, obstructionism and nonsense.
Looks like folks are paying attention:
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that eight percent (8%) of Likely U.S. Voters believe Congress is doing a good or excellent job. Sixty-four percent (64%) rate its job performance as poor.
Its not all of Congress thats bad, its just the Lefties.

Since: Apr 09

small town

#21 Jul 7, 2014
kuda wrote:
<quoted text>
<<WHO? abc,msnbc the people who made fake news.>>
Actually it’s general knowledge, thanks to real news media.
<<DEPORT from the UNITED STATES, it means leave NOT import like you think dumb dumb.>>
You seem to have overlooked my statement that I was referring to parents who send their children to the US to escape crime and violence in their home countries, not to parents who bring their children to the US to escape crime and violence in their home countries.
<<See if was bad the people will just leave to any country. They come to UNITED STATES, Because they want to be "PARASITES" to UNITED STATES TAXPAYERS. DEPORT ALL illegal immigrants.>>
I suspect that the US is the first choice of many for a variety of reasons, including but not limited to economic. I believe most choose to work rather than receive welfare benefits, just like US citizens. The whole “makers/takers” dichotomy is only propaganda.
What NO facts? Actually it’s general knowledge, thanks to real news media. msnbc, fox, abc,cbs who?? Do you believe in Obama the LIAR??
Posted by Jim Hoft on Monday, June 16, 2014, 4:46 PM

Guatemalan Ambassador: Violence in Central America Is Not Reason for Influx of Illegals to US
Posted by Jim Hoft on Monday, June 16, 2014, 4:46 PM

The Obama administration says it is “abundantly clear” that most of the new immigrants crossing into Texas are fleeing Central American violence. Three out of every four children intercepted since October are from Guatemala, El Salvador or Honduras, said a Border Patrol memo.

The Obama administration claims the illegal children pouring into the US are forced to flee Central America to escape the escalating violence.

But it’s not true.
Central American homicide rates remain the same or slightly lower over the past couple years.

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