Perry orders troops to border

by Mike Lillis - The Hill
July 22, 2014


Texas Governor Rick Perry announced Monday that he’s deploying as many as 1,000 National Guard troops to help manage the surge of child migrants at the state’s southern border.

Perry, among the most vocal critics of President Obama’s handling of the crisis, said the extra force is needed to deter the wave of immigrants, safeguard Americans from crime and protect taxpayers from the costs of managing the new arrivals.

“I will not stand idly by while our citizens are under assault and little children from Central America are detained in squalor,” Perry said at a briefing in Austin. “The price of inaction is too high for Texans to pay.”

Perry’s move came just hours after the White House announced that the number of unaccompanied minors arriving at the border is dropping – from 355 per day in June to 150 in early July, according to spokesman Josh Earnest.

Earnest said the reasons for the drop remain unclear, but suggested the administration’s efforts “to work with Central American leaders to publicize the dangers of the journey” have contributed significantly.

18 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • guest says:

    Totally support Perry’s decision to tell Obama to go scratch – he needs to arm them and start honestly stopping any illegal from entering America – if they have an honest concern about not being safe in their own country – why are they once they get into Mexico – first thing it’s their native tongue – it would be much easier to communicate – if these really are the children of illegals already in the US – we need to return all of them – with someone on the Mexico side of the border firing a machine gun into America they need to fight fire with fire – get rid of the Fake in the peoples house and 90% of the BS he has brought on this country will go away

    1. I Seigel says:

      “90% of the BS he has brought on this country” is only about 10% of the BS that existed when he was elected. You do the math. The BS started piling up with “trickle-down economics” and increased exponentially courtesy of Rupert Murdoch.

  • Richard says:

    Good. However Perry has been the Governor for 12 years. All of that time the border has been in a crisis from invaders and the drug cartels. Why act now? Politics trump public safety!

  • anglelou says:

    Obama has allowed all these illegal children open borders. Citizens in this country have been calling for our borders to be closed for years and the president and politicians have failed to act. Now Obama, who has already spent this country into a huge debt wants us to pay almost 4 billion dollars to do what? More illegal welfare which we already pay close to 6 billion per year for years (last I hread) for illegal aliens welfare which some our citizens cannot even get? I applaud Gov. Perry – he at least cares enough about Texan’s to do something – more than what Congress is doing or our traitorous jerk in the WH!

  • I Seigel says:

    Republican Senator Cornyn of Texas says, ““Unfortunately, it looks like we’re on a track to do absolutely nothing.”

    Congress is about to take a FIVE WEEK VACATION, and nothing has been done. And now, it appears, nothing will be done before the November election.
    As Rick said, below, it’s too bad we are saddled with such “inept wimps” – in Congress.

    The president can’t do anything alone. He’s asked for appropriations, and Congress won’t even vote on anything.

  • rickouellette says:

    It is a shame that we are saddled with such an inept wimp in the White House. His invitation to those minors is what has caused all of this and he will not stop it because he is counting democrat votes. He is well aware that the parents of those children will follow them into the USA as soon as they learn where there children are located. When will the average democrat wake up to the fact that this fraud of a president is destroying our country? Could it be that they are more interested in increasing the democrat vote and will stoop to any level to get it done ? Good Luck America !!!

  • majorx says:

    Perry is the only Governor with the “balls” to put baby Obama in his place. if all the Governors stood up for their people, the Prez would have a tantrum and hide under his wife’s tranny skirts.

  • elton123 says:

    We need to start pressuring Brewer to do the same thing. So far, nothing but crickets from her and that is very disturbing

  • Cherie says:

    They will NOT arrest anyone. It’s all a dog and pony show.

    1. 7818TD says:

      It might be wise to wait and see what happens, instead of making snap judgments, before things are given a chance to work.

  • Joan Neighbors says:

    So, Gov. Perry will be sending 1,000 National Guardsmen to the border. What will they really be doing? Will they be accompanying them to shelters? Will they be helping to feed and take care of the illegals? Or will they actually be doing what they are supposed to be doing – stopping the illegals in their tracks by any means available! Hope this isn’t a ploy by Gov. Perry simply to make headlines.

    1. 7818TD says:

      It would appear Rick Perry is serious, as the Economic hardship on Texas is exploding. Rick is also a very compassionate man, and he is sensitive to the abuse going on, by this Human Trafficking engineered by the Administration.

      1. I Seigel says:

        The laws to combat trafficking in children were signed by Bush, and these laws hamper efforts to deport the children now. Good grief! Stop rewriting history and facts just to suit your ideology and write about TRUTH, not just your knee-jerk reaction to Obama and Democrats.

    2. I Seigel says:

      “…by any means available”. Wow! That’s serious!

      Meanwhile, a very large number of religious leaders of many denominations have just come out in favor of a policy of leniency, and they are urging people to help those children at the border. What do you make of that?!

      1. anglelou says:

        Religious leaders also owe an alliegance to the citizens of this country. I understand compassion, but we cannot take anymore illegals here. We are expected to pay for them and most of us are already burdened financially. I don’t see the rich politicians coming forth with donations, or Hollywood…it’s always the middle class.

        1. I Seigel says:

          Yes, it seems that the middle class and the poorer class are way more generous than the rich. Of course, there are the exceptions. Bill Gates has done some great things with his money and his foundation. Carter, with his support of Habitat for Humanity and the Carter Center, helping to resolve conflicts in war areas, has done good things. I don’t recall Reagan or Bush doing lots of humanitarian work, do you? Howard Schultz (Starbucks) has done a lot of humanitarian work. I don’t hear much about the humanitarian work that the CEOs of ExxonMobil or GE do. Or Rupert Murdoch. Let us know if you find out any info.

          And there are individual stars in Hollywood that are high-profile givers. Jolie is one, for starters.

  • Cherie says:

    One reason there wa a so called “drop” is that the train bringing them had deralled! And did you know that the traim is American owned?

  • Walter Moser says:

    As expected, the WH comes out with lies again.

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