September 20, 2011
Texas Tea Partiers Call on Rick Perry to Address Illegal Immigration
Americans across the nation are just starting to learn what Texans have known for years: Rick Perry is not a believer in strong enforcement of immigration laws, and Texans are 'fed up' with it.
Video via KXAN (click to play):
Texas Tea Party leaders are unhappy with Gov. Rick Perry’s immigration-related positions and want him to call another special legislative session to give state lawmakers a third opportunity to ban sanctuary cities.
“This is an issue that is simmering and bubbling up to the surface … We are tired of lip service. We are fed up. We are fed up, too, Gov. Perry,” Texas Tea Party Caucus Advisory Committee chair JoAnn Fleming of Tyler said Monday.
Below the fold, additional video from the Texas Tribune:
More details courtesy of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram:
The Tea Party representatives presented Perry's office with more than 3,000 signatures.
"Although we do not necessarily hold you completely responsible for the inexcusable actions of the House and Senate members during the regular and special sessions, the ball is now squarely in your court," the Tea Party letter says. "It is solely within your power as Governor to call the legislature into session and demand they complete the important work that they promised their constituents they would do."
The letter cited a recent University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll showing that Texas voters consider illegal immigration the most important problem facing the state. Inadequate border security ranked second.