Gov. Rick Perry released the following statement regarding the U.S. House Homeland Security Committee hearing scheduled July 3 in McAllen. The governor will provide testimony to the committee about how the growing border crisis is impacting Texas.
"With every day of inaction by the federal government to secure our southern border, the crisis of illegal immigration and the threat to national security from criminal elements grow worse. At a time when President Obama and many in Washington continue to ignore this serious situation, I applaud Chairman McCaul for his efforts to address this problem, and for bringing his committee to the border to see this crisis firsthand."