Texas Will Not Follow Arizona
ORANGE — Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Tuesday that Texas would not follow in the footsteps of the state of Arizona in dealing with the illegal immigration issue.
Arizona lawmakers recently approved an immigration bill that would make it a state crime for illegal immigrants to not have an alien registration document. It also requires police officers to question people about their immigration status if there is reason to suspect they are in the country illegally.
Gov. Perry was in Orange for the reopening of the Honeywell Specialty Additives facility that was severely damaged by Hurricane Ike in 2008.
Perry said no when asked if Texas would in the future pass a law such as Arizona’s.
“The bigger issue has to do with the abysmal border security,” Perry said. “There has been a total lack of effort by the federal government to protect our borders. In 2005 I first asked to bring in propelled drones to use as a tool. The feds have no interest in securing our borders. Security requires coordination from local, state and federal governments. We in Texas need to focus on what we can do.
“We are spending billions on the war on terror, which I fully support, but we need the same kind of support with our borders.”
Texas won't follow Arizona
You got to remember Perry is running for reelection. He can't win without the Mexican vote! Principles don't matter he is a politician!