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Statement by Gov. Perry on Congress’ Inability to Advance Border Security Legislation

07/31/14

AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today issued the following statement on the failure of Congress to advance border security legislation.

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Gov. Perry Launches PSA to Assist Texas Veterans with VA Health Care

07/30/14

AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry has launched a public service announcement (PSA) to raise awareness of state resources available to help Texas veterans navigate the Veterans Administration (VA) health care system. Texas has increased staffing for the Texas Veterans Hotline in response to failures by the VA system to adequately care for our nation’s veterans.

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Perry Right In Warning Of Border-Surge Crime

07/25/14

Investors.com

Immigration: Texas Gov. Rick Perry correctly warns that illegal immigrants are responsible for 3,000 murders and 8,000 sexual assaults in the past five years. And with the new border surge, there's more trouble on the way.

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Gov. Perry To Secure Border Without Federal Money If Obama Won't Pay

07/24/14

Breitbart News

Ken Klukowski

Governor Rick Perry is asking President Barack Obama to foot the bill for Texas National Guard operations on the U.S.-Mexico border. But Perry will go it alone if Obama says no, funding the entire operation out of Texas coffers.

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Graphic: Best And Worst Cities For Jobs 2014

07/23/14

Forbes

Kurt Badenhausen

The Florida economy was hammered during the financial crisis as tourism slowed, real estate prices plummeted and jobs disappeared, but the state has crawled back and continues to see heavy net migration into nearly every Sunshine State metro. People are chasing jobs with three Florida metros ranked among the 10 places expected to have the fastest job growth over the next three years and seven among the top 25. Naples leads the way with a projected average annual rate of 4.1%. Unemployment peaked in Naples in January 2010 at 12.2%, but was just 5.4% last month and is expected to stay low. Joining Naples among the top spots for job growth are fellow southern Florida locales Cape Coral and Port St. Lucie.

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Perry Will Activate Up To 1,000 Guard Troops

07/21/14

The Texas Tribune

Jay Root

Gov. Rick Perry will announce Monday that he is activating up to 1,000 National Guard troops to help beef up security along the Texas-Mexico border, two people with knowledge of the decision have confirmed.

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Statement by Gov. Perry on Death of Sean Carmeli

07/21/14

AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today issued the following statement following the death of Sean Carmeli, a Texan serving in the Israeli army.

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Gov. Perry Deploys Texas National Guard Troops to Border

07/21/14

AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today directed Texas Adjutant General John Nichols to immediately begin preparations for the deployment of up to 1,000 National Guard troops to the border. These troops will support the Texas Department of Public Safety’s (DPS) ongoing law enforcement surge, Operation Strong Safety, which is focused on combatting criminal activity in the region resulting from the federal government’s failure to adequately secure the border.

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Gov. Rick Perry Says Texas May Soon Take Steps to Secure the Border — With or Without the Federal Government’s Help

07/17/14

The Blaze

Erica Ritz

Texas Governor Rick Perry (R) has been begging the federal government for years to secure America’s southern border. Now, as America faces what some are calling an “invasion” of illegal aliens, Perry said the time may come that Texas is forced to secure its roughly 1,200 mile border with Mexico with or without the federal government’s help.

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What Obama Missed on the Border: If the president came to see the disastrous effects of Washington's policy in person, he might want to act.

07/15/14

The Wall Street Journal

Rick Perry

In 2012, I alerted the federal government to the growing problem of unaccompanied minors making the treacherous journey across Mexico to reach the United States. At that point the minors could annually be numbered in the hundreds or thousands.

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