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Texas to Take Action on Obama’s Border Crisis
Canada Free Press ^ | 07/22/14 | Arnold Ahlert

Posted on 07/22/2014 5:50:36 AM PDT by Sean_Anthony

Texas Governor Rick Perry announced Monday afternoon that he is sending 1,000 members of the Texas National Guard to the U.S.-Mexican border. “Over the years I have repeatedly called on the federal government to live up to its responsibility of protecting this great nation by securing the border,” said Perry, who added that he will “not stand idly by while our citizens are under assault and little children from Central America are detained in squalor.”

Under assault might be an understatement. According to Perry, more than 203,000 illegal aliens responsible for committing more than 640,000 crimes, including 3000 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.”

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TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: aliens; nationalguard; obama; perry; seebreakingnews; texas

1 posted on 07/22/2014 5:50:36 AM PDT by Sean_Anthony
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To: Sean_Anthony

What exactly are the rules of engagement for this operation?

Unless he is willing to use Military power, then calling out the military is nothing but a photo op.


2 posted on 07/22/2014 5:52:46 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: Sean_Anthony

Hopefully this will be more than symbolic BS to help his political career. I have my doubts though.


3 posted on 07/22/2014 5:54:37 AM PDT by BinaryBoy ("Immigration Reform" is ballot stuffing)
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To: Sean_Anthony

Texas Hold`em


4 posted on 07/22/2014 5:55:27 AM PDT by bunkerhill7 ("The Second Amendment has no limits n firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.")
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To: P-Marlowe

I’m not blaming Perry for it but the guard will effectively be WalMart greeters because all agree that the law dictates that anyone apprehended will be turned over to immigration officials. (Which is what the illegals want anyway)

On the other hand it does help drag attention back to the border situation and may help drive the drug smugglers to seek other routes. (Sorry Arizona and NM)

Its also important to not that this comes at the beginning of the slow season.


5 posted on 07/22/2014 5:59:25 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Sean_Anthony

All Perry’s action does is prove what we’ve suspected all along: that he’s a borderline conservative who is firmly rooted in being a RINO. His order to send in the National Guard is nothing more than a soundbite/photo op/attempt to add to his conservative credentials... while in actuality doing nothing substantial whatsoever. The border between Texas and Mexico is at least 1000 miles long, so do the math on sending in 1000 troops.


6 posted on 07/22/2014 6:04:03 AM PDT by snowrip (Liberal? You are a socialist idiot with no rational argument.)
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To: Sean_Anthony

More diaper changers are on the way,
to save the day.

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Has Perry revealed what the scope and duties of the NG will be?

Or is this more like the facade GWBush created when he put 6,000 NG on the border — in shifts of a few hundred for a few weeks at a time, adding up to the 6,000 over several months?

The last NGs on the border were tasked with filling out forms, filing, washing BP vehicles, etc. They were not even allowed to carry weapons. If fired upon by Those-across-the-border, they were supposed to hunker down.

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At least, Perry is finally doing something. I just hope it is more than political posturing for 2016.


7 posted on 07/22/2014 6:16:12 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: snowrip
All Perry’s action does is prove what we’ve suspected all along: that he’s a borderline conservative who is firmly rooted in being a RINO. His order to send in the National Guard is nothing more than a soundbite/photo op/attempt to add to his conservative credentials... while in actuality doing nothing substantial whatsoever. The border between Texas and Mexico is at least 1000 miles long, so do the math on sending in 1000 troops.

He's an Aggie, and that's the first reason you know he's a moron. He's an "ex-democrat" which is the second.
8 posted on 07/22/2014 6:26:45 AM PDT by TexasGunLover ("Either you're with us or you're with the terrorists."-- President George W. Bush)
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To: All

If you stop them from crossing the border, you don’t have to send them back....

Simple as that....


9 posted on 07/22/2014 6:31:32 AM PDT by Boonie
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To: Sean_Anthony

Let’s not agree with the pretense of Gov. Perry really doing anything.

The National Guard of Texas is under orders to NOT APPREHEND illegal aliens.

This is another empty, meaningless, PR Stunt by Rick “Open Borders” Perry.

The National Guard could be apprehending ALL Illegal Aliens, but Rick Perry has them under orders to NOT APPEHEND.


10 posted on 07/22/2014 6:35:45 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: Boonie

So how will they stop them from crossing?

They will cross And surrender. Texas will give them to ice

Ice will disperse them around the country

Same as now


11 posted on 07/22/2014 6:40:24 AM PDT by morphing libertarian (Advanced technological development.)
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To: Sean_Anthony

If Texas won’t let them in from Mexico, Obama will bus them to Texas from New Mexico and Arizona. I miss the rule of law.


12 posted on 07/22/2014 6:47:15 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: morphing libertarian

Build a wal...Do as other countries have done over the years...Put agents along the wall...tell them to go back...if they don’t, shoot ‘em...


13 posted on 07/22/2014 6:55:28 AM PDT by Boonie
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To: P-Marlowe
What exactly are the rules of engagement for this operation?

THAT ^^ is the important question. I've been wondering that, myself. If anyone finds out....please ping.

14 posted on 07/22/2014 6:58:43 AM PDT by Jane Long ("And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek")
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To: morphing libertarian
Perry Announces Details Of Texas National Guard Border Deployment

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Sounds like they will be a part of the Diaper-Changer Brigade.


15 posted on 07/22/2014 6:58:52 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: TomGuy; P-Marlowe

Thanks, TomGuy....looks like you’ve answered our question, with your post #15.


16 posted on 07/22/2014 7:00:53 AM PDT by Jane Long ("And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek")
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To: TomGuy

Sounds like they will be a part of the Diaper-Changer Brigade.


Darn :-(


17 posted on 07/22/2014 7:01:36 AM PDT by Jane Long ("And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek")
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To: TomGuy

Exactly


18 posted on 07/22/2014 7:37:14 AM PDT by morphing libertarian (Advanced technological development.)
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To: Boonie

That will last about 1 day


19 posted on 07/22/2014 7:38:25 AM PDT by morphing libertarian (Advanced technological development.)
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To: P-Marlowe

This is SOP. Back in the day when the NG helped with drug interdiction programs they were not empowered to arrest, only to spot and report. They were armed to protect themselves, but they can be called by an LEO for backup and then take part in arrests. If they embed an LEO with them (like we did) then they can detain and arrest.


20 posted on 07/22/2014 7:40:22 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: morphing libertarian

The ONLY way people should be allowed into the country is through the lawful immigration process that does exist...It just needs, no, begs to be enforced......


21 posted on 07/22/2014 8:15:14 AM PDT by Boonie
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To: Boonie

I don’t disagree. Please explain how putting guard on the border will result in fewer illegals coming in and ICE dispersing them around the country and not deporting them.


22 posted on 07/22/2014 8:28:51 AM PDT by morphing libertarian (Advanced technological development.)
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To: morphing libertarian

As I said before...Instead of spending 4 billion dollars giving them aid, spend 4 billion dollars hiring guards and build a wall...patrol the wall closely and and USE the crossings to regulate LEGAL access......


23 posted on 07/22/2014 8:36:47 AM PDT by Boonie
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To: morphing libertarian

This would be much, much more secure than the seive we have now......

in fact, we don’t even have a seive...We have NOTHING.....


24 posted on 07/22/2014 8:38:38 AM PDT by Boonie
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To: Boonie

I disagree.

Build a wall and search regularly for tunnels.

Stop dispersing them around the country.

Speed up deportation.

Remove incentives.


25 posted on 07/22/2014 8:41:44 AM PDT by morphing libertarian (Advanced technological development.)
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To: morphing libertarian

Well, that is similar to what I suggest...Build a wall...deport those ALREADY here...Allow NO MORE crossings...


26 posted on 07/22/2014 9:02:57 AM PDT by Boonie
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