Texas Monthly: National Guard on the Border is a Good Idea

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July 20, 2014

HOUSTON, Texas—When Texas Governor Rick Perry called for President Obama to deploy the National Guard on the Texas/Mexico border it would be easy to expect a backlash from left-of-center media in Texas. Surprisingly, that is not the case as Texas Monthly’s Paul Burka joined Gov. Perry’s call for action. In Texas Monthly’s Burkablog this week, Burka wrote that Perry’s “request for National Guard troops on the border isn’t unreasonable and is probably, in fact, a good idea.” The comment comes towards the end of a blog post that provides excellent analysis of why today’s current situation where tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors and other Central American are invading the state of Texas in record numbers is different than other times of high illegal immigration rates in the past. Burka cites a Department of Homeland Security document that was leaked by Breitbart Texas’ Managing Director Brandon Darby that details the description of the types and ages of people who are involved in the current immigrant invasion of Texas. Burka analyzes the report and states, “about half of the unaccompanied children from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador are boys between the ages of 15-17; young men at that age are probably hoping

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