'Our Citizens are Under Siege': Perry Sends National Guard to Border

'Our Citizens are Under Siege': Perry Sends National Guard to Border

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. Perry pointed out Texas tax payers can not bear the expense of processing and housing the surge of illegal immigration caused by President Obama’s 2012 executive action “Dream Act” which has given people in Central America the idea children will be allowed to stay once in the United States. 

Perry has repeatedly called on President Barack Obama to visit the border, calling his refusal Obama’s “Katrina,” moment.

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