Last night on Sean Hannity’s Fox program, Texas Governor Rick Perry again stressed the impact of the border crisis. Speaking about his decision to send National Guard troops to the border for extra security, Perry defended Texas’ right to protect themselves from this onslaught of illegal immigrants.
“Americans can no longer stand to see a border open to the type of individuals who are coming across,” Perry told Hannity. “Sean, there have been over the course of the last five years, since the fall of ’08, over 203,000 individuals who have come into Texas illegally that have been booked into our county jails. Those individuals have accounted for over 3,000 homicides and over 8,000 sexual assaults.”
Wrapping up, Perry said, “We can’t wait for Washington to secure this border.”
Perry isn’t the only Texas lawman speaking out against the multitude of crimes the state has fallen victim to. Last week, state Senator Dan Patrick told Laura Ingraham that more than 143,000 illegals were arrested for crimes between 2008 and 2012.
“We charged them with 447,000 crimes, a half-million crimes in four years, just in Texas, including over 5,000 rapes and 2,000 murders. We estimate we have 100,000 gang members here illegally.”
These statements clash with the media’s insistence that it is only unaccompanied minors coming across the border, creating a humanitarian disaster that must be dealt with before we consider any serious solutions. It is to these children that defenders continually point, asking conservatives if they are without heart or compassion. But where is the left’s heart and compassion for the thousands of victims of violent crime perpetrated by illegal immigrants from South and Central America? Where is their compassion for the millions of Americans who remain unemployed even as we spend millions trying to assimilate illegals into our economy?
That compassion seems to be missing, but in its place is plenty of anger. Breitbart reports that La Raza President and CEO Janet Murguia is on the warpath, warning Republican 2016 nominees that they will not get to the White House by any other means but attracting Hispanic voters. Murguia went on record to say that “USA!” chants at nationwide illegal immigration protests made her “sick.” Her plan for Republicans who want to succeed: give amnesty to the 11 million illegal immigrants currently here, support the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, and condemn illegal immigration protests as un-American.
Well, if that’s the only path to the White House in 2016, here’s to another four years of Democrat rule. We’ve already heard from plenty of RINOs who would be happy to take the party in that direction, but it’s unclear what that wins us – true conservatives – when they take the presidency. If the country is going to go to the dogs, we may as well let the donkeys take us there.