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NPT Juxtapose: Perry to talk border this afternoon; Shapleigh to diss Perry and lay out ‘a proven approach’

perry2Two takes on border security (ok, it’s not really a take — yet — as all Perry has released is his schedule):

— From the office of Gov. Rick Perry: 2:15 p.m. (MT) – El Paso; Border Security Meeting; Chamizal National Memorial

shapleigh— From the office of state Sen. Eliot Shapleigh: “For too long, we have watched money wasted on virtual immigrant hunts and paid patrols trying to trap immigrants. Now is the time for real security and a clear focus on the real threat—violent, international criminal gangs. Today, we ask the Texas DPS to organize around corridor teams—a proven approach coordinated with local, state and federal law enforcement to gather better intelligence, arrest key gang leaders and seize cash, weapons and property to deny drug cartels a base in our communities.”

View Shapleigh’s entire news release by following the jump here.

Senator Shapleigh to respond to Governor Rick Perry’s address on border security

“For too long, we have watched money wasted on virtual immigrant hunts and paid patrols trying to trap immigrants. Now is the time for real security and a clear focus on the real threat—violent, international criminal gangs. Today, we ask the Texas DPS to organize around corridor teams—a proven approach coordinated with local, state and federal law enforcement to gather better intelligence, arrest key gang leaders and seize cash, weapons and property to deny drug cartels a base in our communities.”

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EL PASO – On Tuesday, February 24, at 2:15 p.m. at the Chamizal National Memorial in El Paso, Texas Governor Rick Perry will host a press conference on the issue of Texas’ Border Security Strategy. Senator Eliot Shapleigh (D- El Paso) will attend. Senator Shapleigh will host a press conference to address the Governor’s remarks at 4 p.m. in his Downtown El Paso District Office, 800 Wyoming Ave., Suite A.

“For too long, we have watched money wasted on virtual immigrant hunts and paid patrols trying to trap immigrants. Now is the time for real security and a clear focus on the real threat—violent, international criminal gangs,” Senator Shapleigh said. “Today, we ask the Texas DPS to organize around corridor teams—a proven approach coordinated with local, state and federal law enforcement to gather better intelligence, arrest key gang leaders and seize cash, weapons and property to deny drug cartels a base in our communities.”

What: Senator Shapleigh to host a press conference to address the Governor’s remarks on Border Security

When: Tuesday, February 24, 4 p.m. MST

Where: Senator Shapleigh’s Downtown El Paso District Office, 800 Wyoming Ave., Suite A.. 79902

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Written by newspapertreeelpaso

February 24, 2009 at 11:28 am

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