Perry to Hannity: ‘Can’t Have National Security Until You Have Border Security’

On his Thursday broadcast of Fox News Channel’s “Hannity,” host Sean Hannity interviewed former Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) on the heels of the announcement of his intentions for to seek the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.

When asked about his foreign policy by the Fox News host, Perry explained that ensuring U.S. national security began with securing the U.S.-Mexico border.

“[P]ut the personnel on the border, the strategic fencing in place, the aviation assets— so that, that 1800 mile border, from Tijuana to El Paso, from El Paso to Brownsville, is secure and the American people will know that it is secure,” he said. “And at that particular point in time, then we can have a conversation about how immigration reform needs to be conducted and what have you.”

“I just flat refuse to have a conversation about all the various issues that are out there until Americans are satisfied that there is a president that understands one thing: You cannot have national security until you have border security,” he added.

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