Perry Will Activate Up To 1,000 Guard Troops
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Perry Will Activate Up To 1,000 Guard Troops







Gov. Rick Perry will announce Monday that he is activating up to 1,000 National Guard troops to help beef up security along the Texas-Mexico border, two people with knowledge of the decision have confirmed.

Perry’s office announced Sunday that he would hold a news conference at 2 p.m. to “make an announcement regarding border security.” Perry will be joined at the briefing by Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, Texas Adjutant General John Nichols and Steve McCraw, director of the Texas Department of Public Safety, according to one of the people familiar with the plans. The Texas Tribune will livestream the announcement. 

“The governor will activate up to 1,000 National Guard Troops to bolster existing forces along the border,” the person said.

The McAllen Monitor first reported the decision on Sunday. The newspaper quoted Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa and an internal memo, which told of a slow build-up of troops over the next month, from another official’s office. Hinojosa did not immediately return a phone call.

The decision to send National Guard troops comes amid a huge surge of unaccompanied minors and families from Central America. The memo cited by the Monitor said the presence of Guard troops would not amount to a "militarization of the border." It said the troops would concentrate their efforts on combatting the smuggling of people and drugs from the border to points north.

But news of the National Guard activation was already sparking partisan tensions in South Texas.

“All these politicians coming down to the border, they don't care about solving the problem, they just want to make a political point,” Hinojosa told the Monitor.

Likewise, U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-San Antonio, said the state should focus on humanitarian relief, not more law enforcement.

"We should be sending the Red Cross to the border, not the National Guard," Castro told The Texas Tribune in a text message. "These children are not trying to evade border patrol and there's no reason to confront them with soldiers."









This article originally appeared in The Texas Tribune at http://www.texastribune.org/2014/07/21/perry-activate-1000-guard-troops/.

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anonymous
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July 21, 2014
The real question is this.. are they going to deport.. people? or are they going to be puppets.. are they going to close the border as it should be? or again are they going to be puppets?

I bet if they shoot a few rounds.. it will slow it down for sure,,, but truthfully.. unless the put about 6 thousand on the border.. this is just a dog and pony show attempt,,

but again the government has already said THEY DO NOT HAVE TO TELL YOU SHIT WHERE THE NEXT LOAD WILL BE DUMPED..

yEAH YOUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK... AND THEY DO NOT HAVE TO TELL YOU SHIT,,

SO GET READY.. ILLEGALS AND WETBACKS ARE COMING TO YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD AND THERE IS NOT A DAMN THING YOU CAN DO ABOUT,, THANKS TO YOUR WONDERFUL LIAR AND CHIEF... AS WELL AS YOUR DOING NOTHING CONGRESS,,, JUST STATING THE FACTS!