Governor Perry: Juarez Most Dangerous City in America

Governor Perry: Juarez Most Dangerous City in America

POSTED: Tuesday, March 1, 2011 - 12:59pm

UPDATED: Saturday, March 5, 2011 - 11:46am

EL PASO - Texas governor Rick Perry's office confirms that Perry misspoke when he called Juarez the most dangerous city in America yesterday.

His office says Governor Perry corrected himself immediately, and that the bigger issue is, "There is a a real situation along the Texas-Mexico border. The federal government needs to pay attention and immediately deploy resources to adequately secure it."

Still, some El Pasoans are concerned that this is contributing to an already deteriorating image of the borderland. Hear what they have to say tonight at 5, 6, and 10 on NewsChannel 9.

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Every time I have driven across Texas, I have always been stopped by the Boarder patrol making "Emergency Inspections" even though I was never anywhere near the boarder....They seemed to think my out of state plates and drivers license meant I was from a different country....or maybe they don't like yankees.

I guess it doesn’t matter when Obama deteriorates the USA, every time he opens his mouth. Or did everybody miss it when he said there are 57 states?

You can't sugar coat the stark reality of the situation, PEOPLE ARE DYING in droves a stones throw away from El Paso, prospective businesses and residents have to know about the situation. By the way, "America" can refer to North, Central and South America, not just the United States, in that case, he would be correct.

Gov Perry is correct. Juarez is the most dangerous city in America.

America is a continent - not a country. Canada, Mexico, Chile, Brazil, Panama, etc are ALL in America!

I don't care much about Gov. Perry's political views but Ciudad Juarez is in America. Our country's name is United States of America, not AMERICA.

From the Western tip of Alaska, including Canada, Mexico, all the Caribbean islands (including my native Cuba) and right down to Argentina/Chile's Tierra del Fuego (and the small islands off the tip of the continent down there), it is all AMERICA.


Perhaps Gov Perry thought he misspoke when he said Juarez was in America. He did not. Is not Mexico in North America as is Canada and the U.S.? Juarez is just as much in America as is Detroit and Montreal. Likewise as all cities in North, Central and South America. I’d say the confusion is because we find it easier to say “I am an American, rather than I am a United States citizen.” The United States does not have a monopoly on America. Then again, perhaps my geography is incorrect!

I almost all the time against this governor, but America is a continent, in the other hand we have United States of North America, which is the country I live, not just America, I think people should study more geography.

Although he was technically wrong he's right about Juarez being dangerous and it does affect an american city that being El Paso. Many border towns have to deal with dangerous activity that affects american citizens something needs to be done.

Boneheads,Gov.Perry has more brains in his little finger than you have in your thick heads.
he has had to deal with the open border nuts in Washingtonand El Paso for years,


It's amazing that you're defending Gov. Perry considering the following:
1. Of his 10+ years as Governor...only 2 of them has been with a Democratic president. The rest of the time was while the person he succeeded as president. Shouldn't he and George Bush made a priority of the border for those 8 years?
2. He's been complaining about the Stimulus and federal spending yet he used $12 billion federal dollars to balance his last budget and he wants more this year

Do you not remember that GW did make a priority of the border by allowing 12 million immigrants into the US?
GW = $12 billion vs. Obama 1.3 Trillion. Hmmmm. Who created this reccesion?

I 10 leads out of El Paso...nothing is stopping you, no one is stopping you

Is George W. in office again or did he just send his mindless thoughts into the head of the current governor? What a JOKE!

Perry is such an ignorant Governor; there's no way I could ever imagine you running for President, hell, you don't even know what the heck you're talking about when you speak on issues related to Texas.

Juarez is in North America,so it is the most dangerous city in America. He did not say it was the most dangerous city in the United States of America.

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