"Our Citizens Are Under Assault": Perry Sends National Guard to Border
From Breitbart TV:
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 [assault]."
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.
"Under assault might be an understatement," Arnold Ahlert writes at Frontpagemag.com. "According to Perry, more than 203,000 illegal aliens responsible for committing more than 640,000 crimes, including 3,000 homicides, have been booked into Texas county jails since 2008. He further pointed out that the thousands of unaccompanied minors apprehended crossing the border comprise less than 20 percent of total influx and while enforcement agents are giving humanitarian aid to these children, 'drug cartels, human traffickers and individual criminals are exploiting this tragedy for their own criminal opportunities'."
In response, "Gov. Perry’s announcement was met with derision by Democrats who accused him of 'militarizing' the border," Ahlert writes.
"Perry rejected that notion," Ahlert notes, as did "Congressman Louis Gohmert (R-TX). 'Our nation is being invaded in what the U.S. Commanding General of SOUTHCOM described as an "existential threat",' he said in a statement. As articulated in Article I, Section 10, of the United States Constitution, the State of Texas has the right to defend herself, as the largest invasion is coming into Texas."