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July 09, 2014


Perry Warned Obama About Border Crisis

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) wrote a letter to President Obama more than two years ago in which he "raised a red alarm about an influx of unaccompanied children crossing the southern border, citing federal statistics showing that the number of minors had shot up 90 percent," the Washington Post reports.

"Two years later, Perry's letter appears prescient. The number of unaccompanied children at the border, which was 5,200 in 2012, has shot up to more than 52,000 this year -- and it could reach 90,000 by the end of September, according to internal Border Patrol estimates."

Politico notes Perry will now greet Obama on the tarmac in Dallas when the president arrives for a visit.














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