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9:35 am CST - August 28, 2014

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Both Parties Bracing for Obama Immigration Move


Some see potential for a Machiavellian turn of events.

obama immigration3c“Both political parties are in a state of high anxiety about the possibility that President Obama will allow millions of illegal immigrants to remain in the country, fearing that White House action on the issue could change the course of November’s mid-term elections.

“In the past few days, Democratic candidates in nearly every closely fought Senate race have criticized the idea of aggressive action by Obama. …

washingtonpost“Senior Republicans, meanwhile, have their own worries about a ‘September surprise’ on immigration. They know their volatile party’s tendency to erupt at such moments — including government shutdowns and impeachment threats — and that the GOP brand is even more tattered than the Democratic one.”

– The Washington Post     Continue Reading.

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11:21 am CST - August 14, 2014

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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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12:09 pm CST - August 04, 2014

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Sid Miller: With Congress on Vacation & Obama Refusing to Act, Texas Should Invoke Article 1, Section 10 of the U.S. Constitution


I’m not a lawyer … but in this cowboy’s definition, we’re being invaded.”

Texas Insider - Miller, Sid for Ag.Comm.3-31-14Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas –

“We need to address the immediate needs right now, because we have a crisis down there (on the border) … we have an invasion on Texas soil,” said Sid Miller, Republican Ag Commissioner candidate and the former chair of the Texas House’s Border Security & Public Safety Committee.

“I’m not a lawyer, I don’t know what the legal definition of ‘invasion’ is … but in this cowboy’s definition, we’re being invaded. The numbers are so overwhelming, that we can’t control it.

We should invoke Article 1, Section 10 of the United States Constitution, which talks about the federal government having the sole responsibility of securing our border, protecting our people … with one exception,” said Miller, who consistently ranked as one of the most conservative lawmakers in the Texas House.

Texas Insider - Miller Sid for Ag.Comm.7-24-14a“The last sentence of the Article 1, Section 10 of the Constitution says that if a state is invaded or attacked, those rights also revert to the states to take matters into their own hands.”

 – Now the Republican nominee for Texas Ag Commissioner, don’t miss Sid Miller’s comments to Insider’s Jim Cardle.    Continue Reading.

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3:37 pm CST - July 31, 2014

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Cornyn: President Obama Admits There’s a Border Problem, and Refuses to Act


Leading Congressmen, Senators on Texas-Mexico Border, Lackland Air Force visit this weekend

Cornyn, John Senate FloorTexas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. —

“This morning I was invited, along with members of the House & Senate, to visit with the President about national security matters … and he talked Ukraine, he talked about Syria, he talked about Gaza, and about all of the hot spots around the world,” said Sen. John Cornyn earlier today while speaking on the Senate Floor about President Obama’s refusal to consider bi-partisan reforms and address the ongoing crisis on the southern border.

“I used the opportunity to ask the President what he proposed we do when this (emergency border spending) bill goes down this afternoon.

obama press conference3jWhat is so confusing, is to listen to the President talk about this in his conference room at the White House, and acknowledge the nature of the problem, and then see that the White House threatened to veto the (emergency border spending) legislation that the House was considering.

– To hear Sen. Cornyn’s full speech, or learn details about this weekend’s Congressional delegation trip to south Texas, continue reading here.    Continue Reading.

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12:33 pm CST - July 22, 2014

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OTHAL BRAND: “Last year we found eight bodies in the river here. Four of them had no heads. None of them drowned.”


It bothers me when I hear, ‘It’s the federal government’s job,’ … We live here.”

Border-Patrol-Unaccompanied-childTexas Insider Report: HIDALGO, Texas –

“The water level varies a lot depending on the time of year. There’s been times when you could walk from that (Mexico) side to this (U.S.) side on the bottom of the riverbed,” says Othal Brand Jr.

“We’ve had trafficking … when it first started it was mostly drug trafficking, human trafficking. And then, it turned to children, families.

Othal Brand Hidalgo Cnty. Water Dist.“Last year we found eight bodies in the river here. Four of them had no heads. None of them drowned.” says Brand, who is president of the Hidalgo County Water Improvement District 3, and whose father was mayor of McAllen, Texas, for 20 years in the heart of the Rio Grande Valley.

Partly thanks to Brand and the Water District’s efforts, the District 3 pumping facility may be the most secure section along the 1,896-mile Rio Grande River.

It is the main provider of drinking water for the City of McAllen, and its approximately 135,000 residents.     Continue Reading.

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10:19 am CST - July 17, 2014

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Obama Loses Jesse Jackson? And Laredo’s Mayor Salinas Will Not Use Taxpayer Money


Jesse Jackson on Obama Illegal Immigration7-15-14Laredo Mayor: “Our bus stations are full.

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – What’s going to happen when the faith organizations run out of money? The burden will be on cities.

We’re strapped. We cannot put the local taxpayers in strain,” says Laredo, Texas’ Mayor Raul Salinas.

And the Rev. Jesse Jackson, a man known for stirring up racial issues, has now apparently become disillusioned with the “hope & change” that was promised.

Jackson spoke with Fox News host Greta Van Susteren earlier this week and shared his thoughts on Obama’s placing the well-being of unaccompanied minor illegals above children here in the United States. He is not happy.   Continue Reading.

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7:14 am CST - July 11, 2014

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President Obama’s Full Speech: From the Paramount Theatre, Austin, Texas


THE WHITE HOUSE

REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT ON THE ECONOMY

Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release      July 10, 2014      12:48 P.M. CDT

THE PRESIDENT:  Hello, Austin!  (Applause.)  Hey!  Hello, Austin!  (Applause.)  All right, everybody have a seat, have a seat. It’s good to be in Austin, Texas.

president-obama-paramount-7-10-143cAUDIENCE MEMBER:  We love you!

THE PRESIDENT:  That’s because I love you.  (Applause.)  Everybody knows I love Austin, Texas.  (Applause.)  Every time I come here I tell you how much I love you.

I love Austin.  I love the people.  I love the barbecue — which I will get right after this.  (Laughter.)  I like the music.  (Applause.)  I’ve got good memories here, I’ve got good friends.

I was telling somebody the last time I walked a real walk where I was kind of left alone was in Austin, Texas.  … Continue Reading.

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11:37 am CST - June 26, 2014

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Cong. McCaul: Gov. Perry to Testify at McAllen Hearing on Surge of Minors


Texas Border Crisis & the Surge of Unaccompanied Minors

Congressman Michael McCaul4Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — 

The Department of Homeland Security is not adequately prepared to address this crisis, which has left State and local officials to fill a void left by the Federal government,” said Cong. Michael McCaul of Texas, chairman of the U.S. House’s Homeland Security Committee.

“Next week (Thursday, July 3rd,) the Committee will hold a hearing in McAllen, Texas, to examine the impact of, and response to, this massive flow of unaccompanied children.”

Chairman McCaul announced the U.S. House Homeland Security Committee will hold a field hearing entitled Rick Perry Sid Miller Sonogram Signing 5-24-11Crisis on the Texas Border: Surge of Unaccompanied Minors.” The hearing, said McCaul, will examine the growing crises of unaccompanied children crossing the Southwest border.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry will testify, and the findings will be included with the efforts of the Congressional working group established to investigate this crisis.

   — The hearing’s location, and live video link can be found here Continue Reading.

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12:22 pm CST - June 20, 2014

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Cong. Brady: “This is the most corrupt & deceitful IRS in history.”


“… he promised in May to deliver all of Ms. Lois Lerner’s emails, without limitation.”

  Cong.Brady-IRS's Comm.Koskinen6-20-14eTexas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — 

“Given the clear evidence of criminal violations and confirmed pattern of untruthful agency statements, Commissioner Koskinen now leads the most corrupt and deceitful IRS in the history of the agency,” said Texas Congressman Kevin Brady.

“It’s apparent he is no longer working for the American people, but it is one more in a long line of recent acting IRS commissioners whose main purpose is to mislead investigators and cover up this scandal,” said Cong. Brady, a senior member of the House Ways & Means Committee earlier today after grilling Commissioner John Koskinen about the timeline of the Lois Lerner missing emails.

DON’T MISS VIDEO of Cong. Brady to Koskinen: Following the hearing, Brady had this to say about Commissioner Koskinen’s testimony …     Continue Reading.

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12:25 pm CST - June 18, 2014

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FLYNN: Texas Will Not Accept Immigration, Border Reform Without Securing the Border First


Commitment Must be Complete & Can Not Sustain Compromise

Texas Insider Flynn, Dan 1-23-12smallTexas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Immigration reform is not an issue that can sustain compromise; it must be a complete commitment if it is to be effective,” says State Representative Dan Flynn, who serves on the Texas House’s Homeland Security Committee, is an active member of The Texas State Guard, and Co-Chairs the Select Committee on Transparency in State Agency Operations.     Continue Reading.

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