Perry fears Islamists at border

Terrorists could be crossing to U.S. from Mexico, he says

Posted: August 22, 2014 at 4:16 a.m.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry gestures as he speaks at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, about that he would be open to sending U.S. combat forces to Iraq to fight the deadly Islamic state after its attacks on a Christian minority and the beheading of an American journalist and border security. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

WASHINGTON -- Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas, on Thursday raised the "very real possibility" that individuals affiliated with the Islamic State and other terrorist groups have slipped across the border as he made the case that border security was a pressing national security issue.

This story is only available from our archives.


« Previous Story

GAO: Pentagon violated law in Taliban-GI swap

WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon broke the law when it released five Taliban leaders in exchange for the freedom of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, a prisoner in Afghanistan for five ye... Read »

Next Story »

Fled wife's yelling, McDonnell testifies

RICHMOND, Va. -- Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell wrote a long, forlorn email to his wife three years ago trying to save his marriage, calling her his "soul mate," yet he... Read »