11:21 am CST - August 14, 2014

Posted under Quotes

Gov. Rick Perry: On the Human Cost of Failed Border Policies


Federal engagement was insufficient to begin with, and the crush of illegal entrants is draining…”

Perry Tours Valley-BorderDetaineesFacility6-23-14By Governor Rick Perry

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas –

The first thing I saw was a boy crying. Terrified and sobbing against the window of the holding cell … he couldn’t have been more than 12 or 13.

When we stepped outside, I heard a baby wailing over the hum of the industrial fans and the steady words of the federal official giving the tour.

The sheer number of people in such a small space made it difficult to quickly pinpoint the source, but I finally spotted the baby being held by a young mother in the quarantine area taped off in the back.

The otherwise quiet crowd simply stared back at us. The very real human consequences of our country’s lax border security, and muddled immigration policies, huddled right there under an open shelter in the stifling Texas heat.

 – Read more on Perry’s tour of the Border Facilities housing detainees, and his Commitment to Securing Texas’ Border.     Continue Reading.

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August 18, 2014

The Scoop

Captured Independence Day Space Alien a Perfect Rosemary Lehmberg Metaphor


By Ben Barrack

Alien Last month I wrote that Texas Governor Rick Perry was facing his ‘Scott Walker’ moment with border crisis. The jury is still out on that but Perry faced another ‘Scott Walker’ moment last week and he appears to be seizing the day.

After being arrested for DWI, Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg was captured on video failing a sobriety test and then later acting like a trapped animal in jail. Ironically, Lehmberg heads the Texas Public Integrity Unit (TXPIU). Read More

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August 14, 2014

The Scoop

ObamaCare UPDATE: Enrollment is Shrinking


New evidence debunking Administration’s overblown numbers.

Carrie Lukas Independent Women's Voice3eBy Carrie Lukas

Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — Have you noticed the White House hasn’t mentioned ObamaCare enrollment since celebrating 8 million sign-ups back in April? That’s probably because most major insurers are expecting reid-obama-pelosi2gthat number to drop drastically due to erroneous and duplicate enrollments, and due to the fact that many enrollees aren’t paying their bills.   Read More

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August 13, 2014

The Scoop

Texas Border Security UPDATE: With World Net Daily’s John Griffing


Asking towns in Texas to host illegal criminal persons is truly unprecedented.”

John Griffing Border Security UPDATE 8-12-14aWorld Net DailyTexas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – “Intelligence operatives from Iran, from Hezbollah … the very real dangers posed as illegal immigrants surge across the southern Texas, U.S. and Mexico borders are not from migrant workers or the alleged child refugees, but rather from Islamic terrorists carrying, potentially, weapons of mass destruction into Texas,” says World Net Texas Insider Cardle, Jim Immigration Reorm 8-12-14Daily Investigative Reporter John Griffing during his interview with Insider’s Jim Cardle. “This is an imminent threat, and a ticking time bomb.”    Read More

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August 08, 2014

The Scoop

The Border Debacle: How Do We Solve It?


Breaking the Myth: Immigration is not a threat to culture, the economy, or security.”

Immigration-ProtestsTexas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – The flood of children crossing the U.S.-Mexico border has rekindled an already heated immigration debate. But will it prompt politicians to make major changes, or will they play it safe as mid-term elections approach? And what exactly should immigration policy look like in a free society?   Read More

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August 07, 2014

The Scoop

Typical Unaccompanied Minor Spends 35 Days in U.S., Costing $252 per Child a Day


What does Border Crisis mean for Health Care?

child-migrant-border-surge3aTexas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – As illegal immigrants surge across the southern U.S. border, the debate surrounding the problem has focused on border security, immigration policy and what to do about the illegal aliens already in the United States. But there are also economic and health care implications of the immigration surge 10 million of the uninsured are illegal immigrants.

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The Scoop

Hispanic Support for Obama Down 23% Since January, 2013

Medical Identity Theft Rising, and ObamaCare Increases Concerns

DONNA CAMPBELL: Texas Taxpayers Spent $110 Million on Border Security Last Year

Auto-Renewing ObamaCare Policies May Cost the Most-Needy $1,000′s

Democrat Actions Show ObamaCare Still Makes Them Nervous, Vulnerable

August 18, 2014

On The Record

Have Democrats Jumped the Lehmberg Shark?


By Lynn Woolley

Rosemary Lehmberg

Rosemary Lehmberg

Let’s get one thing straight from the get-go.

The Democratic District Attorney of Travis County, Rosemary Lehmberg – the woman who is in charge of the State of Texas’ Public Integrity Unit – is a convicted drunken driver who should have stepped down. When she refused to resign, Gov. Rick Perry correctly tried to force her to leave office. The issue before us today is whether Perry stepped over a legal line.

Perry’s crime, if one exists, is a legal technicality. Read More

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August 15, 2014

On The Record

Neugebauer: Americans Want Border Security, Accountability


Secure Border before throwing more money at problem

Randy Neugebauer4Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — “What the American people want is to secure the border, and have some accountability here.  With people talking about immigration reform, you cannot have new laws until you start enforcing laws that you already have, and we have an administration that is not enforcing the laws and not securing the border,” Texas Cong. Randy Neugebauer told Fox Newsborder-security-greenGretchen Carlson recently, after visiting the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ Detention Facility at Lackland Air Force Base near San Antonio.   Read More

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August 11, 2014

On The Record

COMBS: 52 Months Consecutive Texas Growth & Counting


Comptroller sends $707 million in Monthly Sales Tax Revenue to Local Governments

Susan Combs ComptrollerTexas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – “The growth in sales tax revenues reflected strength in both business and consumer spending,” said Texas Comptroller Susan Combs earlier this week, announcing that Texas State Sales Tax Revenue in July was $2.34 billion, an increase of 6.3% when compared to July 2013.   Read More

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August 06, 2014

On The Record

Asking Your Government to Do What You Can’t, Ain’t Right!


Don’t let nativism cloud immigration debate

Shikha Dalmia3gBy Shikha Dalmia

Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — Here’s a question for the proud Americans demanding that the unaccompanied foreign children showing up at our borders be deported:

Suppose that one of these “illegal” minors was your neighbor, living with his aunt & uncle, going to school during the day, kicking ball with friends in the evening, trying hard to put the traumatic border-patrol-immigration-minorsjourney from his native, violence-ridden country to America behind him. Would you, with a clear conscience, pick up the phone and turn him in?

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August 05, 2014

On The Record

LAMAR SMITH: Obama Threatening New Actions is Outside of His Authority


On Closure of Illegal Immigrant Shelter at Lackland Air Force Base

Texas-Insider-Smith-LamarTexas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — “I’m glad to hear that the Obama Administration plans to stop housing illegal immigrants at military facilities like Lackland Air Force Base. Were it not for the president’s policies, these facilities would never have had to house the 1,000′s who’ve come across our Southern border. Now he must address the root of the Obama White House 8-13border’s problems – his own policies,” said Cong. Lamar Smith after news that several shelters for illegal immigrants on military bases, including Lackland, are expected to close in the coming weeks.  Read More

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BRADY: The President is Wrong – “Deter & Return” Is the Solution

Charter School Leaders Take Action to Change Funding Inequity

Angry Democrat Warns Perry Against Creating “Police State” on Border

Obama Has Created Exploitation Opportunity for Dangerous Things to Happen in America

Border Nightmare: Dangerous Human Smugglers Now Preferred Over America’s Immigration System

12:21 pm CST - July 31, 2014

Posted under Opinion

How Should We View the Invasion at Our Borders?


Released into the hands of so-called family members? How do we know?

carol-sewellA continuing Series by Texas Author Carol Sewell

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – “Security against foreign danger is one of the primitive objects of civil society. It is an avowed and essential object of the American Union.” border-patrol-patchJames Madison, Federalist No. 41, 1788.

We cannot sustain, as a nation, the huge numbers that are openly breaking the law to cross our border.   Continue Reading.

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10:52 am CST - July 21, 2014

Posted under Opinion

Children Sleep in Crowded Cells & Texas Communities Reel from the Impact


Texas must take action on Migrant Children Crisis

cornyn-cuellarBy Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) & Cong. Henry Cuellar (D-TX)

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – It is no secret that we come from different political parties, and differ on many issues. But we are Texans and we know that with the responsibility of public office comes the duty to take action when others will not – to find solutions for the problems facing our state.

Texas stands at the epicenter of a growing humanitarian crisis.   Continue Reading.

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10:33 am CST - July 14, 2014

Posted under Opinion

Border Crises: ‘Trains of Death’ Drive Migrant Dreamers to America


Look Who’s Arriving on the NAFTA Train

phyllis-schlafly3By Phyllis Schlafly 

Americans have been aghast at the sight of unending waves of people, ranging in age from babes in arms to tough tattooed teenage young men. The trip north is no joyride, riding on the top of moving freight   Train of Death3b cars for hundreds of miles, preyed on by bandits. Those who take this harrowing trip call it La Bestia (the Beast) or the Train of Death.

How were these desperately poor people able to travel the distance of over a thousand miles from their homes in Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador to the U.S. border?   Continue Reading.

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10:40 am CST - August 15, 2014

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