Border Security

Rick Perry: 'Very Real Possibility' ISIS Terrorists Have Entered U.S. From Mexico

08/21/14

Talking Points Memo

Sahil Kapur

Texas Gov. Rick Perry warned a Washington, D.C. crowd that there's a "very real possibility" that terrorists from groups like the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria are illegally crossing into the United States from Mexico.

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Governor Perry's Address To The Deploying National Guardsmen

08/14/14

Breitbart Texas

Bob Price

HOUSTON, Texas — Texas Governor Rick Perry addressed a small group of about 100 soldiers of the Texas National Guard who are undergoing training at Camp Swift prior to being deployed to the Texas/Mexico Border. Gov. Perry had asked for 1,000 troops to volunteer for the deployment to defend a portion of the Texas border but was happy to announce that 2,200 Guardsmen had volunteered to serve the Lone Star State.

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Rick Perry: Border crisis isn't just a Texas issue

Texas governor speaks out

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Perry tours National Guard border-training session

08/13/14

KGNS.tv

BASTROP, Texas (AP) — Gov. Rick Perry’s possible 2016 White House aspirations got a boost nationally when he ordered 1,000 National Guard troops to the Texas-Mexico border.

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Rick Perry: Blame Obama and Harry Reid for Murders Committed by Border Crossers

08/13/14

National Review

Joel Gehrke

Governor Rick Perry (R., Texas) warned that President Obama’s expected executive orders regarding immigration would “exacerbate” the border crisis and undermine state efforts to secure the border in the midst of an influx of Central American migrants.

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Perry at Camp Swift as guard trains for border mission

08/13/14

San Antonio Express-News

Sig Christenson

BASTROP — Gov. Rick Perry met with Texas Army National Guard soldiers here Wednesday as they prepared to deploy to the Rio Grande Valley for a border-security mission, telling them they will stand between “narco-terrorists” and law-abiding Americans.

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Perry: ‘No complaint’ with lege scrutiny of NG deployment

08/13/14

Houston Chronicle

Patrick Svitek

Gov. Rick Perry on Wednesday defended his decision to send as many as 1,000 National Guard troops to the border, saying he has “no complaint” with state lawmakers questioning the move and its fiscal consequences.

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Texas National Guard Troops Heading To Border

08/13/14

KEYE TV

Alex Boyer

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Gov. Perry Visits Texas National Guard Soldiers and Airmen Training for Deployment in Support of Operation Strong Safety

08/13/14

AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today visited the Camp Swift Army National Guard Training facility for a status report on the Texas National Guard’s (TXNG) training and deployment in support of Operation Strong Safety to combat crime and drug cartel activity in the border region. The governor, joined by Texas Adjutant General John Nichols and Texas Dept. of Public Safety (DPS) Director Steve McCraw, thanked the soldiers and airmen for their commitment and dedication to protecting our state and our nation.

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