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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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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August 01, 2014

The Scoop

Hispanic Support for Obama Down 23% Since January, 2013

Latino Unemployment up, NBC-WSJ Poll down, despite Washington promises

hispanic unemployment-lineTexas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — While the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) announced this morning that the national unemployment rate rose to 6.2% in July, at 7.8% the unemployment rate for Latinos was much higher. For Hispanics, the unemployment rate is rising, and more Latinos are leaving the workforce than are entering. But even more frustrating,Daniel Garza LIBRE Initiative3g is the fact that the president no longer seems to be trying,” said Daniel Garza (right,) Executive Director of The LIBRE Initiative.   Read More

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The Scoop

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

Feds to Collect Journalists’ Phone Records Without a Warrant?

August 18, 2014

On The Record

Have Democrats Jumped the Lehmberg Shark?

Lynn Woolley radioBy Lynn Woolley

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Let’s get one thing straight from the get-go. The Democratic District Attorney of Travis County, Rosemary Lehmberg (right) – 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. Now, a Travis County, Texas liberal DA, working with a liberal watchdog group, called a Grand Jury likely comprised of mostly-liberal citizens, and got an indictment

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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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On The Record

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

12:46 pm CST - August 21, 2014

Posted under Opinion

Gov. Perry’s Action on Border Serves as Contrast to President Obama & Congressional Democrats

Rick Perry’s Border Move Shows Someone’s Doing Something

cal-thomasBy Cal Thomas

While President Obama, who took an oath to defend the country from all enemies foreign and domestic, drinks beer, plays pool and attends fundraisers as our borders are overrun, Gov. Rick Perry of Texas has ordered 1,000 National Guard troops to his state’s border with Mexico in an perry-obama-7-10-14effort to stem the tide of immigrants illegally entering from Central America, and then dispersing around the country once they’ve made it into Texas.

Enemies are more than adversary nations with weapons. An enemy can also be a person, or groups of people who, by their presence in a country, undermine its economy, strength and values.    Continue Reading.

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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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10:40 am CST - August 15, 2014

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