Texas Gov Testifies On Child Immigration Crisis

Jul 3, 2014 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: National Public Radio

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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Perry is an amnesty supporter. That makes him an idiot.
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<quoted text>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.
The Tico Times provides a concise summary of pertinent statistics at
http://www.ticotimes.net/2014/04/14/honduras-...

<<The isthmus connecting North and South America continues to lead the world in murder rates, with four of the top five rates in the world in Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador and Belize.

However Costa Rica posted its lowest rate, 8.5 homicides per 100,000 people, since 2007. In addition, El Salvador has shown drops in its homicide rate following a gang truce in the country.

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) released its 2012 homicide statistics last Thursday. Latin America continued to lead the world, with 31 percent of the world’s murders despite having approximately 9 percent of the world’s population. These new figures were unchanged from recent years, with homicide rates decreasing in only a few countries in the region.

Honduras remains the deadliest country in the world (90.4 murders per 100,000). Venezuela now holds the title of second-deadliest country in the world, but its murder rate (53.7) is almost half of the rate in Honduras. Belize is third with a homicide rate of 44.7. And El Salvador — previously second in the world — is fourth at 41.2.>>


Would you trust Yale University's overview?
http://www.ycsg.yale.edu/center/forms/violenc...

Or Wikipedia's overview?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countrie...
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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.
Your assumptions are BS. If you don't know you're repeating leftist propaganda, then you're stupid. However I suspect you're another two-bit socialist liar.
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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.
You make no sense, which causes me to believe you're half drunk and all stupid.
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kuda wrote:
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The Tico Times provides a concise summary of pertinent statistics at
http://www.ticotimes.net/2014/04/14/honduras-...
<<The isthmus connecting North and South America continues to lead the world in murder rates, with four of the top five rates in the world in Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador and Belize.
However Costa Rica posted its lowest rate, 8.5 homicides per 100,000 people, since 2007. In addition, El Salvador has shown drops in its homicide rate following a gang truce in the country.
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) released its 2012 homicide statistics last Thursday. Latin America continued to lead the world, with 31 percent of the world’s murders despite having approximately 9 percent of the world’s population. These new figures were unchanged from recent years, with homicide rates decreasing in only a few countries in the region.
Honduras remains the deadliest country in the world (90.4 murders per 100,000). Venezuela now holds the title of second-deadliest country in the world, but its murder rate (53.7) is almost half of the rate in Honduras. Belize is third with a homicide rate of 44.7. And El Salvador — previously second in the world — is fourth at 41.2.>>
Would you trust Yale University's overview?
http://www.ycsg.yale.edu/center/forms/violenc...
Or Wikipedia's overview?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countrie...
So what? We give those blood suckers plenty of foreign aid, but being Latin, they stuff their pockets with it instead of fixing their country. I don't care if they don't care and they don't care. Why don't you take your show on the road and head that way and rally the people?
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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.
You can thank Harry Fing Reid for holding over 200 House bills captive. He won't allow a vote because more 75% of them would pass HIS Senate.

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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.
Gov. Perry finally admitted, illegals have been mowing his lawn for years......
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kuda wrote:
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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.
We the People should be able to opt out of supporting illegal aliens and idiots like you can opt in to build more schools, hire more teachers, pay their medical, pay for their welfare, etc. They are illegal and should not be here, so advocates should pay the freight, or shut up.
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paddyomalley wrote:
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You make no sense, which causes me to believe you're half drunk and all stupid.
Sadly, you've chosen to be personally insulting. I can claim no responsibility for your difficulty comprehending my respectful answers to dirtbag1958's questions. My responses have consistently been reasonable and backed with factual information and a variety of Internet resources loaded with even more factual information.

Since none of my posts make any sense to you, paddyomalley, you're obviously wasting your time by reading them and taking time and bothering to respond.

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kuda wrote:
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The Tico Times provides a concise summary of pertinent statistics at
http://www.ticotimes.net/2014/04/14/honduras-...
<<The isthmus connecting North and South America continues to lead the world in murder rates, with four of the top five rates in the world in Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador and Belize.
However Costa Rica posted its lowest rate, 8.5 homicides per 100,000 people, since 2007. In addition, El Salvador has shown drops in its homicide rate following a gang truce in the country.
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) released its 2012 homicide statistics last Thursday. Latin America continued to lead the world, with 31 percent of the world’s murders despite having approximately 9 percent of the world’s population. These new figures were unchanged from recent years, with homicide rates decreasing in only a few countries in the region.
Honduras remains the deadliest country in the world (90.4 murders per 100,000). Venezuela now holds the title of second-deadliest country in the world, but its murder rate (53.7) is almost half of the rate in Honduras. Belize is third with a homicide rate of 44.7. And El Salvador — previously second in the world — is fourth at 41.2.>>
Would you trust Yale University's overview?
http://www.ycsg.yale.edu/center/forms/violenc...
Or Wikipedia's overview?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countrie...
Yale did Bush go there? The information is 2 and 4 years old, my was more up to date. But still interesting, Obama,Bush, Clinton and Bush NOT enforcing the immigration Laws, Democrats are the Problem and the UNITED STATES CITIZENS are going to Suffer.
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dirtbag1958 wrote:
<quoted text>Yale did Bush go there? The information is 2 and 4 years old, my was more up to date. But still interesting, Obama,Bush, Clinton and Bush NOT enforcing the immigration Laws, Democrats are the Problem and the UNITED STATES CITIZENS are going to Suffer.
President Obama has indeed been enforcing immigration laws. He's reportedly deported more violators than any previous president. He may not enjoy it, but that's not the point.

Presidents Obama and Clinton are Democrat, while both Presidents Bush are Republican, and neither party is responsible for causing "the problem." The problem is that while politicians in both parties agree that immigration reform is necessary, they're afraid (for political reasons) to propose or vote for such legislation.

I'm hoping you're more sophisticated than to blame Democrats for everything that you consider problematic. Be that as it may, I'm neither Democrat nor Republican. I'm a principled progressive.

Parties change, but political principles don't. The Democrat Party is no longer the party of the Dixiecrats, and the Republican Party is no longer the party of Lincoln.
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dirtbag1958 wrote:
<quoted text>Yale did Bush go there? The information is 2 and 4 years old, my was more up to date. But still interesting, Obama,Bush, Clinton and Bush NOT enforcing the immigration Laws, Democrats are the Problem and the UNITED STATES CITIZENS are going to Suffer.
Both Presidents Bush hold degrees from Yale University: George H. W. Bush (1948) and George W. Bush (1975).
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If we allow these children to stay and allow people whose parents brought them here illegally while children then we will just make the problem worse by encouraging more people to bring their children here illegally because they assume they will be allowed to stay . if we don't want more people to bring their children here illegally or send their children here alone then we should send illegals home whether children or adults. We are very generous and allow about a miillion and a half people to come here legally every year and that is enough immigration . We need to follow the rule of law and send the illegals home and let them wait until they can come here legally
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Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text> Gov. Perry finally admitted, illegals have been mowing his lawn for years......
So what......
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Gov. Perry is being setup by the President Obama with regards to the meeting a round table including faith based leaders (clergy) who almost always support illegals on humanitarin grounds. Gov.Perry will be out numbered by these no doubt hand picked clergy by Valrie Jarret. They will probably try to make the Gov. look uncaring and as the left usually does a racist.
Gov.Perry should in my mind refuse to participate in this round table and demand a one on one with the President.
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ForJustice wrote:
Gov. Perry is being setup by the President Obama with regards to the meeting a round table including faith based leaders (clergy) who almost always support illegals on humanitarin grounds. Gov.Perry will be out numbered by these no doubt hand picked clergy by Valrie Jarret. They will probably try to make the Gov. look uncaring and as the left usually does a racist.
Gov.Perry should in my mind refuse to participate in this round table and demand a one on one with the President.
The only real risk is that Gov. Perry will be outsmarted by other panel members. If he had a brilliant proposal, he could prevail.

By the way, why would you object to "the left" usually "making" racists look uncaring?
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the Light wrote:
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.
Wasn't it George Bush who made it impossible to dump illegal immigrant children back over the boarder?

How did Obama influence George to do this? Did they meet and George took Obama's advice?

Don't think so.

It was all George so if you want to vent, go visit him while he putters around his mighty mansion and paints pictures.

Obama is trying to clean up the mess and he is getting no help from Congress.

It is Congress that cannot get anything done. They have messed up royally.

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