Rick Perry bills DHS for the costs of detaining illegal aliens in Texas
Most of the rumors of Rick Perry’s past have been debunked by those who are supporting him, but there is one issue that still worries my quite a bit about Rick Perry’s past; illegal immigration and his support of the DREAM Act in Texas. I am in the process of giving him a good, hard look but I am still having trouble with this issue, so I have been looking for something to tell me that my fears are misguided.
And today I might have found it because Rick Perry has billed the Department of Homeland Security for the costs of Texas’s detaining of illegal aliens to the tune of almost $350 million.
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