Rick Perry on the Issues – Border Security

While President Obama has failed to secure our borders, Gov. Perry has been a leader on this issue.  “A porous border can only lead to more violence.  Without border security, there can be no national security,” wrote Perry.  During his tenure, Texas has increased the levels of personnel, technology and targeted operations resulting in an average of 65% reduction of all crime in the border communities.

On a lighter note, Perry once quipped, ““How about we take all those TSA agents and put them on the border with Mexico where they can do some security there?”

 

Sources:

Quote 1.  http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/nov/30/texas-will-fight-back/?p...
Crime reduction.  http://www.rickperry.org/issues/border-security

Quote 2.  http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/130213-perry-take-tsa-p...