Rick Perry's file:
Perry

Republican from Texas

Rick Perry has been governor of Texas since late December 2000. He was re-elected in 2002, 2006 and 2010. He unsucessfully ran for president in 2012.

Recent statements involving Rick Perry

Says three Ukrainians recently captured on a West Texas ranch are among "individuals from countries that have strong terrorist ties being apprehended" near the state’s border with Mexico.

More than 3,000 homicides were committed by "illegal aliens" over the past six years.

Says the Obama administration never responded to his 2012 letter flagging the uptick in unaccompanied children crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.

Says of flood of non-Mexicans being apprehended at the border: "These are people that are coming from states like Syria that have substantial connections back to terrorist regimes and terrorist operations."

A record number of immigrants not from Mexico are "being apprehended at the border."

Recent stories featuring Rick Perry

Immigration claims aplenty from Rick Perry, Glenn Beck, Lou Dobbs: PolitiFact Oregon Roundup:

It's all immigration, all the time in today's PolitiFact Oregon Roundup. Rick Perry, Glenn Beck and Lou Dobbs are among those whose claims are up for inspection.

Greg Abbott, Rick Perry air unconfirmed claims about 3,000 murders by unauthorized immigrants:

Rick Perry and Greg Abbott, championing border security, each attributed 3,000 killings to people jailed in Texas living in the United States without legal authorization.

But their declared source for this figure doesn’t prove out such claims--and there are unanswered questions.

Clinton versus Reagan, Rick Perry's letter, North Korea's World Cup chances: :

Hillary Clinton claims her husband was "a hundred times" more effective at creating jobs than President Ronald Reagan. Time for today's PolitiFact Oregon Roundup.

Rick Perry, Rand Paul and American interventionism:

Are Rick Perry, Rand Paul and Barack Obama on the same page on Iraq?

Are Rick Perry, Rand Paul and Barack Obama on the same page on Iraq?:

Perry and Paul have opposing views on whether America should intervene in other countries' conflicts, but their solutions for Iraq have similarities with each other -- and with President Barack Obama.

Advertisement
How to contact us:

We want to hear your suggestions and comments. Email the Texas Truth-O-Meter with feedback and with claims you'd like to see checked. If you send us a comment, we'll assume you don't mind us publishing it unless you tell us otherwise.

Browse The Texas Truth-O-Meter:
Subscribe: