Perry bills feds $349M for incarcerating illegals

  1. Stacie L profile image88
    Stacie Lposted 5 years ago

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry has asked the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for nearly $350 million to cover the costs he says Texas has incurred incarcerating illegal immigrants in state prisons and county jails.
    In a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, Perry reiterated a claim he's often leveled against the federal government: that it's not doing enough to secure the border with Mexico and as a result, has allowed illegal immigrants to enter the U.S. and use taxpayer-funded resources, including the prison system.
    The letter was dated Aug. 10, three days before the Republican governor formally announced he is running for president.
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    well this is an interesting issue..can a governor bill the Feds?Did he also do this when George W.Bush was president?

    1. TMMason profile image76
      TMMasonposted 5 years ago

      He will never see a dime from the feds for this.

      I believe Joe Apio in AZ did the same thing.

      The fact is the American Left and Progressives want the southern border disolved, and they will take any route to those ends.

    2. lovemychris profile image79
      lovemychrisposted 5 years ago

      He was aso first in line to get stimulus money from the feds...before he bashed the program to smithereens.