Perry Plans To Send 1,000 Troops To Texas Border

FILE - In this March 7, 2014 file photo Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks at the Conservative Political Action Committee annual conference in National Harbor, Md. Perry has spent a record 14 years in office, but with eigh... FILE - In this March 7, 2014 file photo Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks at the Conservative Political Action Committee annual conference in National Harbor, Md. Perry has spent a record 14 years in office, but with eight months left he is now the focus of a grand jury investigation over a veto last summer. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File) MORE LESS
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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A state lawmaker says Texas Gov. Rick Perry plans to deploy as many as 1,000 National Guard troops to South Texas to bolster security along the Mexico border.

Rep. Terry Canales says he was briefed by his staff on Sunday following a conference call with the governor’s office, Texas National Guard and the state Department of Public Safety. Perry is scheduled to make the announcement Monday afternoon.

More than 3,000 Border Patrol agents currently work in South Texas, and Perry has repeatedly asked President Barack Obama to send the National Guard to the border.

In June, Perry announced that the state would steer another $1.3 million each week to the Department of Public Safety to assist in border security through at least the end of the year.

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  1. And this is going to accomplish what precisely?

    Unless they find housing and help with the housing, they can send all the troops they want to the border and they still will have to follow the law Bush signed.

  2. Its official: the glasses didn’t help. Still a dumbass.

  3. The mission: Scare little children and young adults into turning around and returning to an even scarier place. Ahhh. Good plan.

  4. Because he is calling the Guard out, the state will have to pay for it. That’s why pRick wanted the President to federalize the Guard and send them to the border - the Feds would have to pay for it that way.

  5. Avatar for grawk grawk says:

    Give us your tired, your poor, your hungry masses, so we can terrorize them with our stormtroopers.

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