Perry Visits National Guard Training for the Border

08/13/14

The Texas Tribune

Eli Okun

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.”

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Rick Perry: Cartels and gangs are really "narcoterrorists"

08/13/14

CBS News

Rebecca Kaplan

Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas, praised a group of National Guard troops as the "tip of the spear" in the fight against cartels and gangs as they prepare to deploy to the U.S. border with Mexico.

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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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