AZBD Note: 1,000 National Guard members is a start but this is still firmly in the “political stunt” category. And when Border Patrol is not deporting many of the IA’s that are caught its somewhat pointless. However its light years ahead of anything Arizona’s Governor Brewer is doing. A good article on Rick Perry and the border is here.
Monday, Gov. Rick Perry (R-Texas) announced he is deploying 1,000 Texas National Guard to the U.S. border with Mexico, saying he can not idly sit by while “our citizens are under siege.”
Pointing out the tens of thousands pf unaccompanied minors only make up roughly 20 percent of those being apprehended illegally crossing the border, Perry said he can no longer wait for the president to act as gang members and drug cartels flood into Texas, causing crime to skyrocket.