I like to post my e-mails to our dumb politicians...makes me feel smarter, I guess.
My original e-mail...this morning 9-14-10, BTW.
I have a question for you. Where have you been for the last 8 years on this immigration issue? You were Mayor of Houston and I know for a fact Houston has it's share of immigration problems, but not a peep from you or your cohorts. Oh yeah, you support illegal immigration when it helps your cause.
Tell the truth to the public and your supporters. You could care less about whether Gov. Perry has help from the Feds. As usual, just a typical political stunt.
My opinion, if this is such an issue that so near and dear to your heart....You're just a little late to the dance. I know you just didn't wake up a few months back and decide to run for Governor, so in other words you lost the perfect opportunity to complain, years ago. This would give more credence to your lies about your actual stance on immigration.
I call BS on your ad for immigration control in the State of Texas.
I demand that you pull the ad...........it's all lies.
Feel free to contact me...I'm ready to talk.
Thank you for your email. Because of Bill White, Houston has stricter controls on illegal immigrants than almost all other parts of Texas.
Houston, under Bill White's leadership, was one of the first cities in the country to implement Secure Communities, an Immigration and Customs Enforcement program. The police department runs the fingerprints of people arrested - citizens and non-citizens alike - to identify deportable felons. Federal authorities have full access to Houston jails.
Houston also used E-verify, a system designed to determine the legal status of workers, to ensure that all of the employees working for the city were authorized to work in the United States. Under Rick Perry, the State of Texas does not use E-verify.
As governor, Bill White will continue to work hard to maintain the safety of Texans, cracking down on violent criminals, drug traffickers, and human traffickers. He will work with border communities and law enforcement to ensure they have the resources they need.
This is a very different approach from that of the incumbent. In March, Rick Perry "activated" a secret border plan without consulting local leaders, and elected officials and law enforcement criticized the governor's approach. Perry also consistently uses false border crime statistics despite being called to the carpet for it. His $4 million pet program of border cameras is a failure, having yielded only 26 arrests.
When it comes to the border, Texans have learned to expect little more from Perry than a photo op. Texans deserve better. That's why Bill White recently released a 6-point plan for border security, which includes increasing law enforcement personnel along our border. You can read the full border security plan at Bill White for Texas
Thanks for taking the time to write to us. Please let us know if you have any further questions or concerns.
All the best,
My reply to the lies...
I must say you're a sweet person for trying to set the record straight. But, like your candidate...you too have failed and spewed lies. Once again, facts prevail. Remember, "You have the right to your opinion, but, you're not entitled to your own facts".
The Harris County Sheriff’s Office, not the city of Houston adopted the Secure Communities ICE, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Department of Homeland Security system. Unless Bill White was Mayor of Harris County, White can’t claim the ICE, DHS “Secure Communities” security system was “adopted” by “Houston” or the then Mayor.
I will ask you and the candidate for Governor to remove this ad that is chock full of lies. His "1000 Law Enforcement officers at the border" will be nothing more than greeters to the illegal immigrants.
Let's get this misinformation cleaned up.