POSTED: Sunday, October 2, 2011 - 7:52pm
UPDATED: Monday, October 3, 2011 - 3:09pm
EL PASO - Governor Rick Perry raised some eyebrows at a campaign event in New Hampshire after suggesting that America may need to send troops into Mexico to fight drug cartels.
So what do people here in the Borderland think about the Governor's idea?
"I think it's completely absurd, because any sort of intervention that we've done in the last 80 years has essentially failed. What we need is to empower the Hispanics and let them solve their problems," Ryan Perry said.
"I think the best idea that Mexico can do is to let the U.S. help them out because obviously they can't handle the war by themselves," Ramon Hernandez said.
Governor Perry also talked about reducing the desire among Mexicans to come the U.S. Illegally. He has been criticized by the other Republican candidates for his stance on illegal immigration.