Perry Warns of a "Trail of Tears" From Central America

WESLACO — Gov. Rick Perry on Monday warned that if Central American leaders do not heed the call to stop their citizens from flooding across the Texas-Mexico border, the summer months will bear witness to a “trail of tears” caused by a surge of dead migrants.

The governor pulled few punches during a news conference at a Department of Public Safety facility after a tour of federal detention facilities housing unaccompanied minors. He repeatedly criticized the federal government, saying it has failed to do its duty and secure the southern border with Mexico.

“We can’t allow this to happen, and ...

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