Gov. Rick Perry on ICE release of illegal immigrants
Texas governor sounds off
- Duration 5:47
- Date Mar 16, 2013
Texas governor sounds off
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Well the frustration with President Obama is very evident from the speeches that we've been hearing -- -- pack one hot button issue.
What Texas governor Rick Perry is calling a quote federal jail break.
In the last month more than 2000.
Illegal immigrants have been released from detention centers many of those have been set free in the lone star state of Texas.
I sat down earlier with the State's governor Rick Perry -- asked him.
What he's been able to find out so far about the illegal immigrants -- been released by immigration officials.
-- 300 plus total ever released some 760.
Plus that released in the state of Texas what's a serious problem for us.
And we've got a letter -- we've got requests for information and and you know we're we're not getting answers he's still not getting answers not even a few weeks after the fact after it may now.
Tune in and listen this is really serious for us because you get individuals who.
In some of these cases maybe.
Very violent we've got individuals who may be professional criminals.
We don't know I mean that's it you know it is as a father in his and as a husband and and as the governor of the state of Texas I've got citizens.
Who now are being exposed individuals who we knew were.
Problematic enough to be content and now they're being turned loose for what I see is they take political stunt the president mean the idea.
That we can't find another place to save money rather than turning out criminals on our street.
Either this is the most.
Tone deaf president in history.
Or he's doing it on purpose.
I -- Americans -- rather -- for the fact that you the governor of Texas cannot get answers.
From those in charge about just -- these individuals.
Are -- -- call are handed the president a letter about border security on the ramp the Austin airport in.
Never heard back from him from that either so this is an administration truly has -- political -- Unfortunately this political agenda is putting people's lives in jeopardy not just the citizens of states where these individuals who in -- was but I would suggest -- -- our military.
That is faced substantially more cuts.
In this process of reconciliation.
Than other areas of government young men and women who -- standing between us and those who do.
Great damage to this country and were cutting their budget is way too much I believe the -- somewhere around 50% of the cuts during this period of time.
And they only make up 18% of the budget that is -- except.
Listen to Paul dismissed a moment.
Lots instead of the Republican Party trying to find itself right now.
Different -- being made by different players here.
Some say that the the GOP of vehicles.
It reflects certain values now that there's going to be a new energy a new branding of the GOP.
What do you say panelists.
Well I believe that those conservative values that have served.
Our country and the Republican Party.
Four decades are still very much is real -- and solid.
So the idea that somehow or another we need to move away from values that have served.
This country and that are time tested I don't agree with that at all now do we need to be able to articulate.
What freedom really means do we need to articulate what.
The protection of life and in liberty and the pursuit of happiness is about probably need to do a better job of that when we talk about.
Whether it's economic or otherwise.
You know Texas is -- very substantial Hispanics today.
We do pretty well with the Hispanic population Texas and our and our elections because.
We've been very.
Open and we've been very.
Appealing to the Hispanic voters and in many cases when we talk about.
Freedom from over taxation freedom from over regulation freedom from over litigation protection of life.
-- patriotic men and women who serve our military would come back and retire.
And your hometown of San Antonio for instance mean those are the powerful messages to that Hispanic population.
But they're just -- -- four -- whether you're African American or Asian or whatever your cultural background might be.
That's the message that has to come through.
-- fantastic really quickly last questionnaire a lot of people are speculating that your future.
Are you gonna go for it once again make a run for the White House 2016.
That's way down the road and this summer I'll make a decision about reelection to the -- -- And then we'll take a look further down the road is that comes along my focus right now is is making sure that Texas State's most competitive place in the country -- Have a job and raise a family and and live so that moment and that's saying that it is an element factor this time Randall factor that decision well obviously -- Does the condition of the country I don't see anything changing this gonna.
Like this country any stronger economically.
Unless this president has a metamorphosis and I -- form -- day that did goggle opened up his eyes and let me see that if you really want to get America back.
Strong again you do it through getting the energy industry -- and -- -- all across this country because so many people to work and give America's security.
From those Middle Eastern -- is in -- south American dictators that are not our friends.
That is what needs to happen if this president would do this he could turn around this country so quickly go down his -- his.
Powerful in and positive impact on America.
But he's gonna have to have a metamorphosis of some substantial size for that to happen.
Governor Rick see you thank you very much -- they appreciate you.