Perry’s Texas Jails 203,000 ‘Criminal Aliens’ for 640K Crimes

Jennifer Harper, Washington Times, July 22, 2014


Texas Gov. Rick Perry has already spent $500 million trying to maintain order and security in the Rio Grand Valley. He’s ordered Texas Adjutant General John Nichols to deploy up to 1,000 National Guard troops on the borderlands.

Now Mr. Perry reveals a few more numbers.

The governor himself reports that in the past six years, Texas county jails have incarcerated 203,000 “criminal aliens” who have committed 640,000 crimes, including over 3,000 homicides. Such statistics may silence critics who accuse Mr. Perry of politicizing the border crisis to bolster his profile for a presidential run in 2016.

“There can be no national security without border security, and Texans have paid too high a price for the federal government’s failure to secure our border,” Mr. Perry says. “The action I am ordering today will tackle this crisis head-on by multiplying our efforts to combat the cartel activity, human traffickers and individual criminals who threaten the safety of people across Texas and America.”


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  • MekongDelta69

    And – just like I said yesterday…

    At least he’s trying to do something

    • AndrewInterrupted

      True. Jan Brewer is the true loser in this. That was her chance a couple months ago. She showed her yellow stripe on that one. What a golden moment she had–only to “…turn yelluh”.

      • propagandaoftruth

        He sounds better by the press release. I like the glasses too. Kinda has the Jerry Lewis nutty professor thing going on, but still looks brainier, and after that other Texan governor…good move.

        He wasn’t ready in 12, and maybe for the best. How about that LePage fellow in Maine featured here earlier. Good triangulation there.

  • Actually the big news about this today is that the Texas NG is only going there to do “observation,” i.e. watch the flood run across the border. Like we all thought, all hat and no cattle. If the Rickroller sent them to do something that actually made a positive difference, Obama would have nationalized the Texas NG and told them to turn around and go home.

    • AndrewInterrupted

      My sentiments exactly. The Texas National Guard will be there to aid in diaper changes. They should have been sent with the powers to “round-em-up”.

  • This story? Tell me about it. I live in Texas, although I soon will be engaging in a strategic retreat to a nearly all white area with few Mexicans.

    Texas whites are as deep into the manure pile of welcoming illegals as anyone anywhere. Yesterday, while at the thrift store, the entire store was filled with obviously illegal Mexicans chattering away in Spanish. And one white guy. Me.

    • APaige

      So I guess that famous Texan who said that Hispanics have the same family values as Whites was wrong?

    • Ella

      Event the so-called retreats are not so white anymore as they find the few secluded parks and make their presence known.

    • newscomments70

      In CA, I am often in the same situation. They dominate contruction sites. I speak Spanish fairly well, and their Spanish is often crude, aggressive, profanity laced, hyper sexual, anti-American. I don’t understand everything they say, because it is not true Spanish. An El Salvadorian I know translates for me sometimes.

  • Jungle Jim

    Just what King Barry wants.

  • dd121

    I think I’m beginning to like Perry.

    • Paleoconn

      He’s a fraud. Think Bushlet, no better or worse.

      • dd121

        Maybe so. Make a suggestion. He seems to be the only one resisting the invasion. Here in Colorado, we had Tancredo but he lost in the primary.

        • Paleoconn

          All the Texas politicians are trash. They’re living in Hispanistan now. Perry was big on amnesty when running in 2012. He made Romney look like Mr. Operation Wetback. The only reason these Conservatism Inc types pretend to be pro secure borders is to pretend they form an alternative to Obama and co. They’re the same crap.

        • I voted for Mr. Tancredo.

  • Vito Powers

    Golly, too bad Rick Perry wasn’t this fighting gung-ho on Immigration Enforcement when he was running for president in 2012. He would have received much more support in spite of his debate disasters.

    • He was amnesty and open borders during his brief Presidential campaign. That’s what infuriates me so much about him. The best immigration candidate that season was Michele Bachmann, and she in fact won the Ames Straw Poll in September 2011, when Ron Paul was expected to win it. Unfortunately on that same day, that damned Rickroller announced his campaign, his poll numbers rose at her expense, and this ended her campaign, and then he goes and pops off about being for amnesty, and then his numbers tanked, and by then, Bachmann couldn’t get back on the horse.

      Now, being as Michele Bachmann was and still is only a member of Congress, her odds to win the nomination were all but impossible. But if she could have stayed in the race longer, she could have brought awareness of the immigration issue more to the forefront.

      • NoMosqueHere

        Michele is a great white christian gal and i have much affection for her. But she couldn’t combat the vicious left wing media smear machine.

      • Ella

        I don’t think you’ll see a conservative female president in this country for a very long time. It will be a democrat first if a female candidate gets elected to prez or VP.

        • Gender politics were not in my mind when I made Michele Bachmann my preferred candidate in 2011. Immigration politics were.

  • Luca

    The next Presidential will be won or lost on the immigration issue. I am a one issue voter.

    If Charlie Sheen and Lady GaGa were to run on a platform of clarifying the 14th Amendment, enforcing all immigration laws and shipping back all offenders, I’d vote for them.

    • evilsandmich

      There really is only one issue; without proper immigration enforcement then there is no ‘nation’ in which the other issues even matter.


    In just 6 years there were 640,000 individual crimes along with 3,000 human beings MURDERED!!! By criminal illegal alien nation destroying invaders, and that’s just in Texas alone! This is happening in various degrees to every state in the country. Yet, our government not only does nothing to stop this, they actively encourage it, and even worse they unbelievably assist the criminal invaders in carrying out their crimes! When the Border Patrol, you know, the agency that’s supposed to be stopping people from invading our country. Are made to transport these criminal’s to their destination. You know that the government is no longer a government Of The People, By The People and For The People. It is a government Of The Displacers By The Usurpers, and For The Invaders!

    ( – My My, Luscious, What Hell Thou Have Brought? – )

  • Conrad

    The government is not interested in doing anything about this in a positive way. If they did they would enforce the laws passed during the Reagan administration. Remember the trans Texas Corridor? They still want it.
    The ONLY immigration reform that will work is to scrap the 1965 immigration laws & return to the laws we had prior to that. But of course that will not happen because most Americans are too busy repeating communist propaganda.

  • HE2

    Mestizos and other browns successfully create underground tunnels [with air conditioning and lighting] to smuggle people and drugs into California. Question:
    Let us say we built Israel style double fences with coiled razor wire across the expanse of our shared borders with Mexico. What is to stop them from continuing to utilize their tunnels under the fences?
    The way it is now in CA, a tunnel is discovered, sealed off, another dug, then discovered, more dug, discovered, and so on.They persist. As many as four or five tunnels concurrently operational have been found.
    Do muzzies attempting to invade Israel dig tunnels under the fences as well? If so, how does Israel defeat this, other than closely spaced IDF men and women. Do they utilize therm o-sensitive detectors?

    • Ngati Pakeha

      You could build all the fences you like and put in all the sensors etc. The reason the Israeli counterinsurgency program works is that they aren’t afraid to push the “vaporize” button when they detect an attempted infiltration. The same button on the Rio Grande will activate a team of ACLU lawyers and other assorted do-gooders.

      • HE2

        I vote vaporize invaders. We are at war, though no one is willing to call it that. Invasion with La Raza’s baldly stated intention to ethnically cleanse and replace the builders of this nation is war.

  • trouble maker

    Big Business owns both political parties and it wants cheap labor , you have the right to vote for whomever big business bought and paid for.Politicians will only survive if they have a stable money line for reelections ,we have to pay for their campaigns if we want their loyalty !

  • Harry Schneider

    Perry for President !

  • Now, let’s all back up for a minute.

    Most of us reading these words have immersed ourselves in immigration politics and the days in days out and the fellatio by fellatio of the matter that we know that the Rickroller is trying to pull one over on us.

    But there’s another hat I wear, the one I wear when I’m making a living and making enough money to keep my two favorite luxuries in the world that I just can’t do without, eating and living indoors. That being my public relations hat. And what I’m about to say is something I know I don’t like so I know most of you won’t like to hear it. Hey, don’t shoot the messenger!

    The Rickroller is coming across very much and acting like a grown up mature adult. And not just on this immigration matter (for outward appearances), but ever since the election in 2012, he’s pretty much been everywhere not named Texas trying to draw businesses to his state. I know politicians that represent a state are supposed to advocate for their state, but in all my years of observing politics, I haven’t seen anything like it.

    If he can keep on threading the needle on immigration politics, nobody forces his hand on his phoniness, and he does not have any hard stumbles in the near future, don’t be surprised two years from today that we’re saying, “Republican Presidential nominee Rick Perry.” Which would be even more likely if Jeb Bush does not run.