BASTROP — Gov. Rick Perry on Wednesday portrayed the deployment of the Texas National Guard to the U.S.-Mexico border as a critical national security measure, telling troops in training here that they “now are the tip of the spear protecting Americans from these cartels and gangs.”
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.
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.