D.A. King: Open borders high on Perry’s agenda
October 11, 2011 12:59 AM | 3179 views | 6 6 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Recently in this space, we outlined some of the little-publicized objections to Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s record on “immigration.”

It drew a lot of mail, mostly from Perry supporters who were miffed at reading inconvenient facts that made them ask themselves why they picked him as candidate in the first place. Granting instate tuition to illegals is only a small part of Perry’s problematic record.

We noted that Perry had dismissed any consideration of a state immigration enforcement law such as Arizona, Georgia and other states struggled to put in place; had proposed an bi-national health insurance program with Mexico (PerryCare?); has expressed his support for legalizing the fugitive illegals who have escaped capture at American borders (it’s not amnesty, it’s a guest worker plan!); and refused to use the power of his office for any E-Verify legislation in Texas. So what if that state has one of the highest number of illegals in the country?

To educate readers on the state of the state of Perry’s Texas, we included a quote from the Jacksonville, Ill., Courier-Journal: “Texas has the second-highest poverty rate among the 50 states, behind only Mississippi. It has the second-highest percentage of population without a high school diploma. Texas leads the nation in the percentage of people with no health insurance, over one quarter. It is tied with Mississippi for having the biggest percentage of workers paid at or below the minimum wage.”

Perry is still standing on a magical “jobs creation” in Texas myth. Let’s add to the facts with this from Mark Krikorian on National Review Online — “Jobs for Whom?” — citing a report from his Center for Immigration Studies. “Remember all those new jobs in Texas Gov. Perry keeps talking about? Would it surprise you to learn that the overwhelming majority went to newly arrived immigrants and not to Americans? Surprise! From 2007 to 2011, 81 percent of the job growth went to recently arrived foreign workers — about half legal, half illegal.” Krikorian writes.

“Nor did all this wonderful job creation for foreigners seem to benefit Americans indirectly — native-born Texans saw the same doubling of unemployment that Americans elsewhere experienced during the recession. So, to the extent Perry has anything to do with all this — and he’s the one boasting of his role in making it happen — his main accomplishment seems to have been to dissolve the workforce and elect a new one. Maybe this is what the plantation owners want, and certainly their immigrant laborers aren’t complaining, but what’s in it for the rest of us?

With the recently released demands from the anti-American loons who are known as “Occupy Wall Street,” it seems a good time to add Perry’s most alarming but unreported position.

Like former Mexican president Vicente Fox, Perry, the would-be guardian of American security and sovereignty, has proclaimed his support for open borders more than once since becoming governor of Texas.

You read that correctly.

Astute readers may recall El Presidente Fox’s 2009 visit to Kennesaw State University and his day-long seminar on open borders and creating a “North American Community” similar to the one now foundering in Europe. Fox is not alone in that dream. Open borders is also one of the central demands of the no-longer amusing mob who are “occupying” Wall Street.

A Perry quote from a 2001 border summit taken from the Texas Office of the Governor Website: “President Fox’s vision for an open border is a vision I embrace, as long as we demonstrate the will to address the obstacles to it. An open border means poverty has given way to opportunity and Mexico’s citizens do not feel compelled to cross the border to find that opportunity” said Perry.

A one-time slip of good “sovereignty/security sense?” No. According to the Associated Press, in 2007, while he was in Mexico City for a trade mission, Perry said he would support a “free flow of individuals between these two countries who want to work and want to be an asset to our country and to Mexico.”

Open borders has long been the dream of the radical anti-enforcement left and corporate masters who call the shots in far too much of American politics. One example? In 1984, the Wall Street Journal put forth a front page demand for a five word amendment to the U.S. constitution: “There Shall Be Open Borders.”

Perry is rapidly dropping in public opinion, but leading in campaign fund raising.

Follow the money.

D.A. King is a nationally recognized authority on illegal immigration and president of the Cobb-based Dustin Inman Society which is actively opposed to open borders. On the Web: www.TheDustinInmanSociety.org
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October 15, 2011
Hoory for King. This is all true of course, but will go no further than this paper.

Don't look for this info in the NY Times or the WSJ.Or ABC/NBC/CBS/CNN/FOX. Or the pitifully dishonest AJC.

The national press is hiding Perry's record and desire for open borders in the hopes that dumbed down Americans will only have a choice between Obama and this Perry tool.

Either way, We The People would lose. King nails it again, but to no avail. We can't fight the machine that is set to destroy our country in the name of profit or socialism.
October 12, 2011
Thanks, D.A.! This needs to be run in AJC & all around the country.

Please (if you have time), do a good insightful piece on Romneys record also. I'm afraid of him too,... he's an elite politician insider!

I'm afraid hes BIG business & that always means-GLOBALIST!! eck!

It's so hard to know who to trust anymore!

We need men like D.A to keep us informed,... cos the media sure ain't doing it!

...hey, why don't you guest host for Boortz once in a while??
Joe Lee Johnson
October 11, 2011
Columnist King may very well be "nationally recognized" but he he "can't see ther forest for the trees"

Social programs, originating in the Hoover administration, accelerated by FDR, and injected with steroids by LBJ, have destroyed the initiative of American workers. Our workforce has been desimated & enslaved with ever increasing dependence on government handouts.

Our security was not compromised by open borders until implementation of LBJ's 'Great Society'.
Harry hagan
October 11, 2011
Great and important column. This needs wide dissemination. It should be syndicated.

The bloody elites are having a huge tug at our collective leg. We The People have totally lost control of our country. We snoozed, and now the globalist crooks and world-wide bandits have kicked us to the side of the road.

It is beyond cynical that those unseen but ubiquitous gangster banksters would even attempt to foist such a clown as Perry on us. But look at the success they had last time with the present set of sad clowns.

Our rulers have obviously taken to heart the maxim of Mencken, who said that 'no one ever went broke underestimating the stupidity of the American public.' Until ca. 50 years ago, all our rulers were home-bread. That hasn't been true for many years. Now there is zero affection for the Euro-American, native-born population, who are the descendants of the Founders. Only contempt. And since they control not only the dough, but all the media, they have convinced a sizeable portion of America that we should, in fact, hate ourselves! Pretty cool, eh?
Pat H
October 11, 2011
Great insight, again, for this seriously flawed politician whose behavior is treasonous.

I visited San Antonio recently and one block beyond River Walk is nothing but empty stores and buildings. The city is unsafe and criminally occupied - shameful.
Marie in Marietta
October 11, 2011
And for awhile, I was a Perry supporter. Thank you Mr. Kng! Too bad the AP and the TV networks won't tell us this. I am glad the newspaper has King - the truth gets out, at least in Marietta.
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