If the President of the United States is really serious about securing that border, we can show him how to do that, Perry said. But I havent even had a phone call from this president. Asked Sunday on Meet the Press whether the president ought to travel to the border while in Texas, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Jonson said, The president cant be everyplace hed like to be, or even should be. I know that the president receives daily updates from Lisa Monaco, his homeland security advisor on the White House staff, Cecilia Munoz, who is domestic policy director, on myself. I have regularly briefed the president in Oval Office meetings. And were doing the principals level meeting tomorrow morning. In a separate interview with This Week, Gil Kerlikowske, commissioner of Customs and Border Protection, said that Secretary Johnson has just deployed an additional 150 agents to the Rio Grande Valley and that is on top of the 115 that are already moving in. So Im confident that we have the resources. He is absolutely and totally wrong, Perry said.
Obama: US always has been a nation of immigrants - Yahoo News
View gallery President Barack Obama and Deputy Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas applaud after Mayor Obama and his wife, Michelle, spend the Fourth of July with service members they invite to the White House for an all-American barbecue on the South Lawn and choice seating for the fireworks on the National Mall. Obama said some of the service members who will be at the White House on Friday are unique. "They signed up to serve, to sacrifice, potentially to give their lives for the security of this country even though they weren't yet Americans. That's how much they love this country," Obama said in announcing the ceremony earlier this week. "They were prepared to fight and die for an America they did not yet fully belong to.
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The president of the United States knows that," said Texas Governor Rick Perry, speaking to ABC television. "I don't believe he particularly cares whether or not the border of the United states is secure. And that's the reason there's been this lack of effort, this lack of focus, this lack of resources." Senator Lindsey Graham said the administration was guilty of sending the wrong signals to migrants in Central America. "This is a specific problem created by the impression that if you get to America, you can stay," said Graham. "We've got to turn that Obama student loan relief impression around, send these children back home, and tell the countries in question if you don't keep them, we're going to cut all aid off." Overwhelmed by the massive waves of mostly lone child migrants crossing from Mexico into Texas and Arizona, the US government has been forced to transfer some of them to detention centers elsewhere, including in California.
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Men's Soccer Team, military Play Video Obama announced earlier this week that, as a result of inaction on Capitol Hill, he will pursue non-legislative ways he can adjust U.S. immigration policy on his own. He scheduled a trip to Texas next week, mostly to raise money for Democratic candidates, but plans not to visit the border. "I'm going to keep doing everything I can to keep making our immigration system smarter and more efficient," Obama said Friday. Across the country, more than 100 demonstrators, most in support of immigrants, gathered again Friday outside a U.S. Border Patrol station in Murrieta, California, where the agency intends to process some of the immigrants who have flooded the Texas border with Mexico.