Perry: Obama doesn't care if border is secure

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Posted on July 6, 2014 at 5:57 PM

Updated Monday, Jul 7 at 12:11 PM

Texas Gov. Rick Perry came out swinging against President Barack Obama in a Sunday morning appearance on ABC's "This Week."

He quickly took the president to task for failing to address border security. Perry called the current surge of undocumented children a failure of leadership in Washington.

"What has to be addressed is the security of the border. You know that; I know that; the President of the United States knows that," Perry said. "I don't believe he particularly cares whether or not the border of the United States is secure. And that's the reason there's been this lack of effort, this lack of focus, this lack of resources."

Over the holiday weekend, President Obama did call for immigration reform, but didn't get specific.

The president will be in Texas this week with fundraising stops planned in Dallas and Austin.

While Perry invited him to tour the border, there is no word if the president will take him up on that offer.

A Houston suburb could have something to say about the border crisis this week. The City Council in League City will consider a ban on sheltering undocumented immigrants.

They are debating whether to refuse requests or directives from the federal government to house immigrants.

The proposal points to concerns about health and safety and the impact on local education.

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