11:21 am CST - August 14, 2014
Posted under Quotes
“Federal engagement was insufficient to begin with, and the crush of illegal entrants is draining…”
By 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.
By Ben Barrack
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
New evidence debunking Administration’s overblown numbers.
By 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 that 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
“Asking towns in Texas to host illegal criminal persons is truly unprecedented.”
Texas 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 Daily Investigative Reporter John Griffing during his interview with Insider’s Jim Cardle. “This is an imminent threat, and a ticking time bomb.” Read More
Breaking the Myth: “Immigration is not a threat to culture, the economy, or security.”
Texas 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
What does Border Crisis mean for Health Care?
Texas 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.
By Lynn Woolley
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
Secure Border before throwing more money at problem
Texas 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 News‘ Gretchen Carlson recently, after visiting the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ Detention Facility at Lackland Air Force Base near San Antonio. Read More
Don’t let nativism cloud immigration debate
By 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 journey from his native, violence-ridden country to America behind him. Would you, with a clear conscience, pick up the phone and turn him in?
On Closure of Illegal Immigrant Shelter at Lackland Air Force Base
Texas 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 border’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
12:21 pm CST - July 31, 2014
Posted under Opinion
Released into the hands of so-called family members? How do we know?
A 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.” – James 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.
10:52 am CST - July 21, 2014
Posted under Opinion
Texas must take action on Migrant Children Crisis
By 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.
10:33 am CST - July 14, 2014
Posted under Opinion
Look Who’s Arriving on the NAFTA Train
By 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 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.
10:40 am CST - August 15, 2014
Posted under Cartoons