Texas Governor Rick Perry continues his attack on President Barack Obama on immigration. The governor is not backing down from his previous claims that Obama is either inept or he has an ulterior motive for allowing undocumented children to enter the United States from Latin American countries. Speaking with Martha Raddatz of ABC’s “This Week” telecast on Sunday, Perry said that he has to believe that when one doesn’t respond to the crisis, as Obama hasn’t responded, it is a sign of either ineptness or having some ulterior motive of which the president is functioning from, according to a Huffington Post report on Sunday.
Perry asserted that he doesn’t believe that Obama particularly cares whether or not the border of the United States is secure in a previous interview on “Fox and Friends” on June 17. During that previous interview, Perry said that Obama is either totally and absolutely either inept, or making some decisions that are not in the best interest of the American citizens. He obviously still holds that belief from what he asserted on Sunday on “This Week.”
Of concern is also Perry’s notion that non-Mexicans are also crossing the Mexican-United States border. According to Perry, many of those who are entering the United States are coming from Middle Eastern countries such as Syria. Perry claims that these people crossing our border are people that are coming from states like Syria that have substantial connections back to terrorist regimes. Critics are saying that Perry is basically being alarmist and that his claims are not true.
Perry, who has requested federal border security from the White House for many years, makes the suggestion that President Obama is willfully allowing the current immigration crisis to continue at the U.S. border, according to Yahoo! News. Perry insists that he isn’t engaging in a conspiracy theory and points out that his stark concern is that undocumented persons are currently being housed in many facilities along the border.
Perry states that these facilities are needed in case of a natural disaster or other unforeseen crisis in the area. Filling these facilities with undocumented persons leaves American citizens at risk. Perry said that if his area has a major event, such as a hurricane, coming into the Gulf Coast, there is no place to be housing people who could be displaced because Obama is housing them there. Perry is just one of a growing number of politicians expressing concern over the Obama administration's non-actions at the U.S. border as more undocumented persons enter the country.