Perry sending National Guard troops to border

Deployment will cost Texas an estimated $12M a month to combat criminals that some say are exploiting a surge of children and families entering the U.S. illegally
Associated Press
Jul 22, 2014

 

Gov. Rick Perry said Monday he is deploying up to 1,000 National Guard troops over the next month to the Texas-Mexico border to combat criminals that Republican state leaders say are exploiting a surge of children and families entering the U.S. illegally.

Perry, a vocal critic of the White House's response to the border crisis — and who is mulling a second presidential run in 2016 — said the state has a responsibility to act after "lip service" from the federal government.

He rejected suggestions that Texas was militarizing local communities by putting National Guard troops on the ground or that crime data along the border doesn't justify additional resources.

The deployment will cost Texas an estimated $12 million a month. Texas Adjutant General John Nichols said his troops would simply be "referring and deterring" immigrants and not detaining people — though Nichols said the National Guard could if asked.

"We think they'll come to us and say, 'Please take us to a Border Patrol station," Nichols said.

More than 3,000 Border Patrol agents currently work in the region, and Perry has repeatedly asked Obama to send the National Guard to the border. Much of the area has been overwhelmed in recent months by tens of thousands of unaccompanied children illegally entering the U.S.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection didn't respond to a request for comment Monday.

As governor, Perry is commander in chief of Texas military forces unless those forces have already been mobilized by the White House. But if Perry deploys National Guard troops it is up to Texas to pay for them, while an order from Obama would mean Washington picks up the tab.

"Gov. Perry has referred repeatedly to his desire to make a symbolic statement to the people of Central America that the border is closed," said White House spokesman Josh Earnest. "And he thinks that the best way to do that is to send 1,000 National Guard troops to the border. It seems to me that a much more powerful symbol would be the bipartisan passage of legislation that would actually make a historic investment in border security and send an additional 20,000 personnel to the border."

Earnest also said the White House hasn't received the kind of "formal communication" with Perry's office that usually accompanies such deployments.

President George W. Bush sent 6,000 National Guard troops to the border in 2006, and Obama eventually extended that deployment while ordering a second wave of National Guard forces to Texas, California, Arizona and New Mexico in 2010. But the second round saw reduced numbers of troops, and most of their work was limited to air patrols in counterdrug operations.

Perry announced last month that Texas 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. In a letter to Obama on June 20, Perry made several requests for help along the border, including 1,000 National Guard troops, additional helicopters and giving troops "arrest powers to support Border Patrol operations until sufficient Border Patrol resources can be hired, trained and deployed to the border."

It's not clear why Perry would need the Obama administration to authorize arrest powers and the governor's office has not offered details ahead of the announcement. Texas law simply states that the governor can "adopt rules and regulations governing enlistment, organization, administration" of the Texas State Guard.

In a White House letter to Perry on July 7, Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett laid out steps the administration was taking to deal with what the president had called an "urgent humanitarian situation," but did not mention the National Guard. Obama met with Perry two days later in Dallas, and the administration has worked with Mexico and other countries the immigrants are leaving to make it clear they will not be allowed to stay in the U.S.

On previous border deployments, National Guard soldiers have served in support roles — administrative, intelligence gathering — while the Border Patrol expanded its ranks. Some National Guard troops already participate in counter-drug operations on the border, though they don't have arrest powers.

Since October, more than 57,000 unaccompanied children and teenagers have entered the U.S. illegally — more than double compared to the same period a year earlier. Most have been from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, where rampant gang violence and intense poverty have driven tens of thousands of people outside their borders.

Their numbers overwhelmed Border Patrol facilities in the Rio Grande Valley, leading Perry and the Texas Department of Public Safety to argue that Border Patrol agents distracted by groups of children and families were leaving gaps.

Most of those children have been turning themselves in to the first person in a uniform they see.

 

Comments

There you go again

Thank you, Mr. Perry!

Contango

Re: "The deployment will cost Texas an estimated $12 million a month."

One of the reasons that The Republic of Texas joined the union in 1845 anyways was for help with the expense of border protection from Mexican incursion.

It's unfortunate that Texas isn't able to withhold tax dollars from DC.

Where's Mr. Obama today; at a fundraiser or golfing?

freespeech1

Obama for the next 3 days will be fundraising.

Dr. Information

Go figure. Our own president won't protect its borders and is more worried about playing pat butt with fellow losers.

The Big Dog's back

About time Texas spends some of that extra money returned by the Fed.

Blackberry Phale

Vous savez que vous êtes un putain d'idiot, non?

Darwin's choice

It's about time!

The failure in the white house allowing this to continue is pathetic!

obama/failing still

deertracker

Perry could have done this a long time ago. He wanted the federal government to do it so Texas would not have to deal with the cost and negative PR. The President told him this was an option available to him and urged him to use it. Texas is a welfare state. Pay your own way!

Contango

Re: "the cost and negative PR"

So why does U.S. Customs and Border Protection even exist?

"Negative PR"?

So the U.S. should just welcome the invasion?

http://www.cbp.gov/

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FYI:

Pres. Obama will meet with Central American leaders on Friday.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/1...

Pres. Obama: Guys I gotta go. I've got a fundraiser to get to.

Dr. Information

deers post are more bogus day after day. Why even have a president if he won't do anything about anything? Why have borders? Our president is a puss and everyone knows it.

deertracker

Why have a governor if he won't do anything?

Contango

Re: "Why have a governor if he won't do anything?"

Correction: Why have a president if he won't do anything?

Gov. Perry is.

Dr. Information

Why deer? Why spend billions a year on border agents...etc. Why deer, why have a president that does nothing? He is Barrack I do nothing Obama, thats why.

deertracker

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K...
READ IT AND COMPREHEND!!!!!!

Blackberry Phale

C'est ce que j'appelle «la logique libérale". Tatillonne choses sans importance pour nuire à des idées les plus importantes.

knowitall

Spending money on the wrong stuff is foolish. What IS the right thing to do with whatever money is available? I am guessing the border states might know better how to stop folks from entering the US illegally.

Gottathink

Plus.
It's the federal government's job to protect the nations borders.

deertracker

Pres. Obama: Guys do your job. You have the power to protect your border so protect it!

Contango

Re: "You have the power to protect your border so protect it!"

So why does U.S. Customs and Border Protection even exist?

So what's the expense of protecting the border of DC from MD or VI?

Dr. Information

@contango. Don't expect a legit response. These loons on this site are great deflect and spinners.

Contango

Re: "deflect and spinners,"

It's just their Obama anal-brain probe blogging. Like trying to converse with a mindless machine, i.e. Obamabot.

deertracker

Texas does not need Obama to secure it's borders. They can do it themselves. Pay for it yourself moochers!

Dr. Information

So why was Obama on TV last week asking for (edit: Its actually 3.7 billion) 2 billon for the borders? You lose again deer.

deertracker

Texas is a welfare state. That's why doc!

Contango

Re: "Pay for it yourself"

Answer the questions:

So why does U.S. Customs and Border Protection even exist?

So what's the expense of protecting the border of DC from MD or VI?

Dr. Information

More proof Contango that liberals will do and say anything to protect Obama, even if that means putting this nation at a huge security risk (exactly what he is doing).

deertracker

MOOCHERS!!!!!!!

lonestarbuckeye

haha moochers huh? Have you ever been to Texas? It's a thriving economy that has brought people from all over the US.

The Big Dog's back

Texas wants to secede so bad, here's your chance.

Blackberry Phale

Vous savez que vous êtes un putain d'idiot, non?

The Big Dog's back

blackberry fail.

Gottathink

It's the FEDERAL government's job to protect the borders.
This is an invasion deer ..you just aren't seeing it

I'm close by to the border ...I'll have them pack them up and send them to your house. How many are you up to taking?

The Big Dog's back

Oh gee, another right wingnut who lives by the border. Yeah, right.

Gottathink

I have never called you a name. You have to be the most disrespectful person on this blog. It's really immature and detracts from any kind of opinion that you might have

Dr. Information

Typical liberal: Not my problem, someone else fix it. Oh yaahhhhh, another fundraiser.

The Big Dog's back

That's some of the pitfalls of being a border state. C'mon perry, secede.

Contango

Re: "secede."

That issue was settled by a war in the 1860s. Maybe you've heard or read about it?

Dr. Information

read, that would require effort, something liberals don't have.

The Big Dog's back

Maybe you need to get your head out of your arse and smell the coffee.

http://houston.cbslocal.com/2014...

Contango

Re: "Maybe,"

Ain't gonna happen.

Don't waste the energy; leave your head firmly inserted up Pres. Obama's *ss.

deertracker

C'mon Dog, everyone knows his head is deeply immersed in a 55 gallon drum of Kessler's. No getting his head out of that!

Contango

Re: "C'mon Dog,"

Are you two lovers?

Dr. Information

butt lovers for sure

jazzbo

Dr. Information is going to have Contango's baby.

freespeech1

Wilberforce act calls for immediate deportations,

https://www.govtrack.us/congress...

pntbutterandjelly

And so what will the guardsmen do when illegal children approach them seeking entry to the U.S.? Take them to McDonald's for breakfast? Load them all onto school buses and transfer them to schools? Shoot to kill? Spank them soundly and send them back into Mexico?

I don't think there is a "grand plan" of any kind anywhere by anybody to actually stop the infiltration. The scare tactics of lining the border with troops isn't going to diminish the hoards from trying to get into the U.S.

There doesn't seem to be any good ideas or solutions available. If that statement is correct and it becomes obvious to the South Americans...we will soon be swamped with millions more coming north. We will be overwhelmed like a plague of locusts.

Dr. Information

So you are promoting the "do nothing approach" and it will fix itself.....or I get it, lets just throw money at the border via planes.....that will take care of it. Maybe if we stockpile cash on the border the kids will just load up and go home?

At least Perry is TRYING. Something this lazy president won't do.

Hey, I have an idea. Host a border fundraiser, Obama is sure to show up.

deertracker

He's only doing what the President told him to do. He was sitting around pi**ing and moaning and the President told him to fix his problems.

MOOCHERS!!

Contango

Re: "He's only doing what the President told him to do."

Got a link to some proof?

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"We strengthened security at the borders so that we could finally stem the tide of illegal immigrants.

We put more boots on the ground on the southern border than at any time in our history.

And today, illegal crossings are down nearly 80 percent from their peak in 2000."

- President Obama, January 29, 2013

http://www.whitehouse.gov/issues...

Dr. Information

You won't get proof or a link. Libitards, throw up some words, proclaim them as facts and move on. Obama = do nothing President. He puts our nation at a huge security risk by standing aside and attending fundraisers.

deertracker
Contango

"support the supplemental money" is the solution, nitwit?

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/liv...

"Before border crisis peaked, Texas governor warned Obama administration"

http://www.washingtonpost.com/po...

Two yrs ago! Typical Pres. - too little, too late.

freespeech1

Border enforcement is a federal issue deerpacker. Hence DHS, and Border patrol which are what? Federal agencies.

deertracker
Contango

He told parents in Central America not to put their children in harm's way????

This guy is delusional & psychotic.

jazzbo

You are so laughable .

deertracker
deertracker
Contango

Re: "FOCUS!!!!"

Is that a poor quality video or is he always jerky like that? :)

Typical; he thinks that if he just talks everything changes. lol

deertracker

It's your cheap azz computer!

Contango

Re: "It's your,"

Pres. "lotta talk, little action" Obama.

sugar

Wonder when Black Panther Holder will sue Texas like it did Arizona for attempting to defend it's borders.

deertracker

Proof????

freespeech1
deertracker

That's not proof! How would you like to be stopped and asked for proof of citizenship? Nice try wrong guy!

The Big Dog's back

The right wingnuts actually think that because they put down some kind of link, which are usually bogus, that it rubber stamps their claim.

jazzbo

Well said.

Any wack site is their proof or information.

Gottathink

I say, once again, we can send them to Ohio?

You can then have all your classes as ESL classes, make sure that there education is done in their language.

In some school Houston districts, that have spent millions of dollars attempting to educate the spanish speaking students, show an 80% drop out rate of the Hispanic school kids.

Contango

Re: "back into Mexico?"

Some Mexs, but the ones in question are from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala.

Collateral damage from the U.S.' war on drugs.

Dr. Information

The citizens of America are fed up as more and more immigrants are being shipped all over the nation to towns where they eat up local dollars, can't speak English and bring disease with them.

Don't think it couldn't happen to a city like Norwalk. How would the town respond if 20 buses loaded with immigrants were dropped off with no jobs, no place to stay and Norwalk told......its your problem now, take care of them.

deertracker

How upset are the citizens about all the drugs Americans purchase? America's hands are not totally clean here.

Dr. Information

Off topic banter, stick to the subject. No Spin Zone.

Contango

Re: "drugs Americans purchase"

Per usual, this admin. sends mixed messages and shows how scr*wed up it is.

"Federal government moves to reduce sentences of 46,000 drug offenders"

http://www.latimes.com/nation/na...

deertracker

Off topic. Nonsensical blather!

Back at ya pooh!

Contango

Re: "Off topic."

How so?

If Americans buying drugs is the problem, then why is the Obama admin. letting drug offenders out of prison?

Mixed message.

deertracker

Stop talking stupidly to me!

Contango

Again: If drugs are the problem, then why is the admin. letting drug offenders out of jail?

jazzbo

Don't you listen to the news ?

Contango

Re: "listen,"

Do you read?

"The truth about the immigration 'crisis': Our drug policies and U.S.-backed tyrants created Central America’s culture of violence"

http://www.salon.com/2014/07/15/...

"Federal government moves to reduce sentences of 46,000 drug offenders"

http://www.latimes.com/nation/na...

The admin. is scr*wed up sending mixed messages.

jazzbo

Meaning that the explanation was on the news ?

Since you "missed it " you can always go to your computer and use what they call a ' search engine'-

You know - Google , Bing , etc.

Contango

Re: "Meaning that the explanation was on the news?"

Just believe what the Obama News Media tells you and NEVER question.

jazzbo

You are no example of open mindedness or sophistication .

Contango

Re: "no example,"

Opinions vary.

jazzbo

Perhaps your cat thinks so.

Contango

Re: "cat,"

No cat, just your blathering delusion.

jazzbo

My mistake , your wall thinks so.

Contango

Re: "My mistake,"

When were you ever correct?

jazzbo

Child.

Contango

Re: "Child."

When you were a child you were correct? More than once?

jazzbo

Since you missed it - "child" refers to you.

Contango

Re: "Since"

Yes, thank you for answering my question: When were you ever correct?

sugar

I don't buy drugs, do you?

Contango

Re: "do you,"

Nope. Aren't most druggies liberal anyway?

sugar

Correct, they are, that's why they identify with the whole drug war thing.

deertracker

I've heard it all now!

The Big Dog's back

Yep, all those redneck pieces of crap are Liberals.

jazzbo

From his posts , it appears that Dr. Information likes purchasing drugs.

sugar

Stats show it's more likely you.

jazzbo

Really? How so ?

mikeylikesit

wrong. the libtards want everybody else to pay for them..

Gottathink

I agree deer, many Americans have a hand in this.
The small percentage of "children" being shown crossing the border is to detract from the other 75% that are drug dealers and gang bangers

Gottathink

I think that Deer would like it?

SassieSuzieSez

At least Rick Perry HAS a set, and uses them!!!

Dr. Information

Obama has 4 lips.

Dr. Information

Que in coaster and his Bush talk any minute now. He just has to fire up his computer, find 1 or his 5 pre typed lines, copy and paste. More brainless banter coming up.

deertracker

You beat him to it doc.

jazzbo

Miss Info thinks he's sooo witty.

Contango

"What Really Drove the Children North;

Our appetite for drugs caused the violence that made life unbearable in much of Central America."

http://online.wsj.com/articles/m...

(Copy and paste the title. Google and click on the link. Should get you past the filters.)

Dr. Information

Don't worry about the marine sitting in Mexico either Obama. 83 days and counting and no attempt to get him out. Nah, lets fundraiser some more.

deertracker

Maybe we should trade a few kids for him!

The Big Dog's back

How about we trade criminals for him?

deertracker

How about we trade pooh?

Contango

Re: "How about"

Nitwit: When in doubt, deflect, blather and repeat as often as necessary.

deertracker

sounds like a great ideal to me!

Contango

Re: "sounds like a great ideal to me!"

So repeating nonsensical blather "sounds like a great ideal"?

Stating the obvious.

The Big Dog's back

I'll go for that deertracker. The problem is as soon as they get pooh they'd send him back. They want a Tequila drinker not a Kesslers.

Contango

Re: "I'll,"

Blo-dog: Deflect, blather and repeat the insanity as often as necessary.

deertracker

@BD
LOL!

sugar

Notice everyone the deep respect and great intellect of the average Obama supporter for the problems our country is facing. Sort of like Obama just partying on when we and the world needs leadership.

deertracker

Lead sugar LEAD!!!!

Contango

Re: "LOL!"

Proof: Little things amuse little minds.

"Tequila drinker"? Racist comment.

deertracker

I like Tequila! Every Friday!

Contango

Re: "Every Friday!"

And every day is Fri. for the drunk.

deertracker

Nah, it's MARGARITA FRIDAY!

Dr. Information

deer gets that cheap tequila, you know that 5 dollar bottle. He wouldn't know good tequila if it hit him.

deertracker

Well I don't know anything about a $5.00 bottle either!

Contango

Remember this 'funny' from the Clown-in-Chief?

"'Maybe they'll need a moat,' Obama said mockingly to laughter from the crowd. 'Maybe they'll want alligators in the moat."

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/obam...

jazzbo

He makes more money than you.

Contango

Funnier too.

jazzbo

Happier too.

Contango

Re: "Happier,"

Of course, he's a psychotic narcissist.

jazzbo

" Of course, he's a psychotic narcissist."

-- now THAT is where you have him beat... hands down.

Contango

Re: "now THAT is where you have him beat..."

And you've got me beat by a mile.

jazzbo

Nope -

You are the god of psychotic narcissism .

Ive heard there's a shrine on Wayne St.

Contango

Re: "Nope -"???

Wow! Snappy comeback! lol

"shrine on Wayne St."

Add delusional to your list of psychoses.

jazzbo

You are on my list of psychos. Really.

deertracker

At the very top of that list!

sugar

Contango neither of them even know what narcissism is, not truly, combined their IQ is room temp.

deertracker

Are you Mrs. pooh sugar?

Contango

Re: "Are you Mrs. pooh sugar?"

Spoken just like a slobbering drunk.

deertracker

You got that down pat!

Contango

Re: "At the very top of that list!"

From the master of delusional blathering!!! lol.

Contango

Re: "Really."

You wouldn't know reality if it bit you in the *ss.

jazzbo

You are totally clueless about reality.

Contango

Re: "totally clueless about reality,"

So you're omniscient?

jazzbo

I know more than you.

ps.

( Unfortunately ,that doesn't take much.)

Contango

Re: "I know more than you."

Opinions vary.

jazzbo

Your wall may agree with you.

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