Gov. Perry to Meet with Obama on Border Crisis

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Gov. Rick Perry has accepted President Barack Obama's offer to discuss the crisis at the Texas-Mexico border with faith leaders and local officials in Dallas on Wednesday.

The governor's office on Tuesday said that Perry is pleased to meet with the president. Obama will be in Dallas and Austin Wednesday and Thursday.

On Monday, Perry said he'd declined a previous offer to greet Obama at the airport when he arrives in Texas. Instead the governor suggested a "substantive meeting" on immigration.

Obama senior adviser Valerie Jarrett responded by inviting Perry to a Wednesday border meeting in Dallas involving faith and local leaders.

The White House has resisted the repeated calls by Perry and Republicans to take a firsthand look at the tens of thousands of children arriving from Central America.


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