The Texas Tribune – Reports that the federal government released thousands of undocumented immigrants last week from detention centers because of budget cuts drew a harsh rebuke from Gov. Rick Perry.
Perry said the release of the undocumented immigrants was “unconscionable,” adding that the move “far surpasses the grandstanding Americans have come to associate with sequestration talks by potentially jeopardizing the safety of 26 million Texans.” He also targeted what he called the federal government’s failure to ensure border security.
“The lack of transparency and coordination between your agency and the states and citizens most affected by this decision is appalling. Americans deserve better from our federal government,” Perry said. [Read More]