Perry Hasn't Heard from Obama Since Meeting Two Weeks Ago

Perry Hasn't Heard from Obama Since Meeting Two Weeks Ago

Texas Gov. Rick Perry said that he has not heard from President Obama since the two met on July 9 to discuss the situation on the southern border.  

In an interview on the Fox News Channel’s “Hannity” on Wednesday, Perry declared “We’re moving ahead. We’re not going to wait for the federal government… it’s come to the point where the details of the criminal activities have become so clear that we no longer can wait for Washington to secure the border, and Texas is going to do it with our law enforcement and with our National Guard.

“There have been over the course of the last five years, since the fall of ’08, over 203,000 individuals who have come into Texas illegally that have been booked in to our county jails,” Perry continued. “Those individuals have been accounted for over 3,000 homicides and over 8,000 sexual assaults. Individuals from countries that have strong terrorist ties are being apprehended, as well as individuals who are committing crimes against the citizens of our state.”

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