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Rick Perry Sending Up To 1,000 National Guard Troops To Border

Posted by on Jul. 21, 2014 at 1:55 PM
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Rick Perry Sending Up To 1,000 National Guard Troops To Border

Posted: 07/21/2014 11:07 am EDT Updated: 1 hour ago
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Texas Gov. Rick Perry will announce plans on Monday to send up to 1,000 National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border, according to multiple reports. | ASSOCIATED PRESS

 

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) will announce plans on Monday to send up to 1,000 National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border, according to multiple reports.

The number of unaccompanied minors crossing the border illegally has increased rapidly, with more than 57,000 apprehended by border patrol agents since the beginning of October 2013. Most are coming from Central America, and officials say they often turn themselves in to border agents rather than evading them.

Perry and other Republicans have said National Guard troops at the border could help deter children from crossing illegally and aid with efforts to care for them once they're in the government's custody. The Monitor and Bloomberg News reported Perry's plans on Monday morning.

According to The Monitor, sending the Texas National Guard troops to the border will cost about $12 million per month.

President Barack Obama said after meeting with Perry earlier this month that he was open to deploying National Guard troops, but he has not yet done so.

In response, Republicans have urged the states to go it alone. Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) announced a resolution last week to support the constitutional authority of governors of Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California "to take action to secure the international border of the United States within their States." Twenty-six fellow GOP House members signed on to the resolution as original co-sponsors.

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FromAtoZ
by AllieCat on Jul. 21, 2014 at 1:56 PM

That is hell of a lot of money.  Something needs to be done.


VooDooB
by Platinum Member on Jul. 21, 2014 at 2:01 PM

Not too sure what that will do to help the issue.  As long as the illegals appear before a border patrol and surrender they get to come into the country, right? What will The National Guard do? Put on monster masks to scare them back across?

sweet-a-kins
by Emerald Member on Jul. 21, 2014 at 2:01 PM
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 Perry and other Republicans have said National Guard troops at the border could help deter children from crossing illegally and aid with efforts to care for them once they're in the government's custody

 

HE's willing to spend $12 Mil a month and if they are caught already crossed into the US ...the SAME laws apply

They will still be pocessed the same and stil bussed to cities ......

Quoting FromAtoZ:

That is hell of a lot of money.  Something needs to be done.

 

 

sweet-a-kins
by Emerald Member on Jul. 21, 2014 at 2:02 PM

 for 12 Mil a month

That's an expensive possible scare tactic...after what they have seen in their country...they will run right to the border patrol

Quoting VooDooB:

Not too sure what that will do to help the issue.  As long as the illegals appear before a border patrol and surrender they get to come into the country, right? What will The National Guard do? Put on monster masks to scare them back across?

 

sj2014
by Bronze Member on Jul. 21, 2014 at 2:12 PM
It's not like the national guard troops are going to refuse them entry when they show up and turn themselves in, right? So, how will they deter them?

We have so many volunteer based emergency response programs in the country. Are they being utilized? What about the American red cross? They are so good at organizing for medical care, temporary shelter, and food distribution... Does anyone know if they are there?

Just doesn't seem like the right step to take.
UpSheRises
by Platinum Member on Jul. 21, 2014 at 2:20 PM

 Thats what i was going to say. They are giving themselves up not sneaking in so national guard will only add another layer of bureaucracy to getting them processed and moved out.  

Quoting VooDooB:

Not too sure what that will do to help the issue.  As long as the illegals appear before a border patrol and surrender they get to come into the country, right? What will The National Guard do? Put on monster masks to scare them back across?

 

UpSheRises
by Platinum Member on Jul. 21, 2014 at 2:21 PM

 They are indeed. American Red Cross at least. I heard a little story on the radio about what they are doing a few weeks ago.

Quoting sj2014: It's not like the national guard troops are going to refuse them entry when they show up and turn themselves in, right? So, how will they deter them? We have so many volunteer based emergency response programs in the country. Are they being utilized? What about the American red cross? They are so good at organizing for medical care, temporary shelter, and food distribution... Does anyone know if they are there? Just doesn't seem like the right step to take.

 

gdiamante
by Silver Member on Jul. 21, 2014 at 2:29 PM

You are correct. All Mr. Perry is doing is providing more people for the kids to turn themselves in to. They're not hiding from the Border Patrol, they're walking up to agents and surrendering and the simple act of doing that puts them into the system.

I do wonder if there will end up being jurisdictional issues and coordination problems. Wonder if the Border Patrol and National Guard have done any preliminary work in coordinating efforts before now? If they haven't, this could be a real disaster.

Quoting VooDooB:

Not too sure what that will do to help the issue.  As long as the illegals appear before a border patrol and surrender they get to come into the country, right? What will The National Guard do? Put on monster masks to scare them back across?


gdiamante
by Silver Member on Jul. 21, 2014 at 2:30 PM
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Should also be noted that the numbers of migrants turning themselves in has plummeted in the last week or so.

yourspecialkid
by Platinum Member on Jul. 21, 2014 at 2:35 PM

 I don't see how putting them there will deter them at this point.  Perhaps if they conducted some live ammo war games it might.

 

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