Star Telegram

DALLAS — Gov. Rick Perry today told members of an influential Hispanic organization that building a fence between El Paso and Brownsville is “absolutely not the answer” to the immigration problem.

Perry?s comments before the Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce came less than two weeks after he told reporters in Austin that “there is some strategic fencing that we support. … that you can use strategic fencing to help control the flow of illegal activities.”

The governor made no comments about strategic fencing during his speech today. Instead, his comments were similar to what he made a few months ago during a meeting with Mexican President Felipe Calderon in Mexico City. At that time, Perry railed against all of the “mean rhetoric” and said that border fences “absolutely won?t work,” according to published reports.

Members of the audience applauded Perry when he made the comments about the fence.

Perry’s position on building a border fence “has never changed,” spokesman Robert Black said.

“The governor has always said fence or wall the entire length of the Texas-Mexico border is nonsensical and won?t work. But strategic fencing in your urban areas is useful and can work,” Black said.

Speaking at a luncheon today, Perry said that better coordination among local, state and federal authorities is the way to deal with the immigration problem. Officials should use “the technology that we have available” and “be wise about how we secure our borders,” Perry said.

Perry added that officials must not “demonize those with Latino heritage who are law-abiding members of our community.”

“We want to make sure that the good guys get in and the bad guys stay out.”

8 Responses to “Gov. Perry Tells Hispanic Group Texas Border Fence ‘Absolutely Not The Answer’”
  1. K2 says:

    “We want to make sure that the good guys get in”- Is this not a blatant and damning violation of oath, at it’s most fundamental level? This is more than an admission of corruption, or complicity in crime. It is an encouragement to breech national security, and a stated willingness to facilitate it. This is a smoking gun of treason. DHS might want to spend less time incarcerating SOS members for forum postings, and more time looking at real “terrorist” accomplices.

  2. K2 says:

    Perhaps it is all the will of the State of Texas, and Perry is simply it’s biggest tool?

  3. Sandman says:

    Rick Perry won the last election with 39% of the vote in a 4 way race. There are way too many people who vote on party ticket only. These people do not tend to read, look at the internet or are members of any political organization. They are content to watch Fox Newz for all their info. Perry is pond scum which makes him a perfect fit in the future for Bilderberg /CFR representation. The rumor now is that he will make a run for the White House in 2012. Stay tuned.

  4. Sandman says:

    “But strategic fencing in your urban areas is useful and can work,? Black said… Funny thing about that statement is that the big opposition to the wall comes from urban areas like Brownsville. Almost every day the newspaper runs stories about all the opposition to building this wall near urban areas comes from invaders and their sympathizers. Perry is one of them.
    It is strange how taking eminent domain is a good thing when Multinational corporations want to build a toll road on your land but when it comes to homeland security, eminent domain is not even mentioned.

  5. Eddie B. says:

    This guy is a NWO minion. I heard that one of his kids is engaged to the Business Development Represaentative for Cintas building the toll road. Inter marrying the kids. Whew.

  6. HellDogger says:

    This guy is exactly why I got out of the republican party. He & his whole family were democrats until repubs took over and then they changed the D to an R. Top notch carpetbagger!

  7. TexasPatriot says:

    “K2 says:
    February 12th, 2008 at 6:11 am
    Perhaps it is all the will of the State of Texas, and Perry is simply it?s biggest tool?”

    HELL, NO, WE HATE THIS GUY! HE DIDN’T ACT LIKE THIS HIS FIRST TERM AS GOVERNOR BUT THEN SOON AS HE GOT RE-ELECTED HE CHANGED - JUST LIKE TRAITOR BUSH DID! NO MATTER HOW MUCH WE CALL, WRITE, EMAIL, SHOW UP AT THE CAPITAL TO PROTEST - HE JUST DOES WHAT HE WANTS TO DO! THE TEXAS LEGISLATURES VOTED TO GIVE HIM 100 MILLION DOLLARS TO SECURE TEXAS’ BORDER & HE HASN’T DONE A DAMN THING! WHAT ARE THEY DOING WITH ALL THE MONEY? SPENDING IT ON THE “TRANS-TEXAS CORRIDOR? WE’RE NOT HAVING ANY LUCK STOPPING IT EITHER! WE’RE TRYING TO GET EVERYONE TO VOTE FOR RON PAUL OR HUCKABEE TO TRY TO STOP JUAN McAMNESTY FROM GETTING ELECTED OR ITS GOING TO BE 4 MORE YEARS OF THE SAME BULL$HIT!

  8. K2 says:

    TP- Fully understood that Texans are not responsible. It was a facetious post, meant to be a pun. Irony, not a literal observation.

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