On Monday at 3 p.m. EST, Texas Governor Rick Perry is expected to announce that he is activating National Guard troops along the Texas-Mexico border.
“The senator understands that Perry wants this troop build-up, but is not sure what kind of federal approval he needs for it. He just knows he wants to deploy 1,000 troops there,” Jennifer Saenz, a spokesman for State Senator Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa (D-McAllen) said in a Houston Chronicle article.
Perry will be joined by Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, Texas Adjutant General John Nichols, and Director of Public Safety Steve McCraw, according to the Texas Tribune.
Below is a lives stream of the announcement, courtesy of the Tribune: