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Gov. Rick Perry to deploy 1,000 National Guard troops to RGV
The Monitor ^ | Sunday, July 20, 2014 9:30 pm | Jacob Fischler

Posted on 07/20/2014 9:06:01 PM PDT by bd476


Gov. Rick Perry to deploy 1,000 National Guard troops to RGV

Texas Gov. Rick Perry plans to announce he will activate the Texas National Guard at a news conference Monday in Austin, said state Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, D-McAllen.

Hinojosa did not have details of the effort, but an internal memo from another state official’s office said the governor planned to call about 1,000 Texas National Guard troops to the Rio Grande Valley — at a cost of about $12 million per month.

The memo was provided to The Monitor on the condition of anonymity because the information is not yet public.

Troops are expected to enter the area gradually, building up to 1,000 after about a month, the memo said.

The troops will join the Texas Department of Public Safety in its recent surge to combat human smuggling and drug trafficking amid the influx of mostly Central Americans illegally crossing the Rio Grande. Perry, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, and Texas House Speaker Joe Straus announced the $1.3 million per week effort last month.

State leaders approved funding for extra DPS troopers to fill in gaps in Border Patrol coverage in the Valley as the federal authorities were overwhelmed with an influx of children and families from Central America. The state officials feared Mexican drug cartels might exploit the situation to move their own drugs and human contraband while Border Patrol attention was turned elsewhere.

Hinojosa said Perry's move smacked of political gamesmanship.

“All these politicians coming down to border, they don't care about solving the problem, they just want to make a political point,” he said.

State officials denied the move amounted to a militarization of the border.

“This is not a militarization of the border,” the memo states. “The DPS and the National Guard are working to keep any drug and human trafficking south of (U.S. Highway) 83 and with the goal of keeping any smuggling from entering major highways to transport East/West/and North.”

DPS officials want to send National Guard troops into western areas of the Valley and the ranch lands further north, according to the memo.

“Smuggling has supposedly according to DPS moved West on the border with an increase in Jim Hogg County," the memo states. "DPS especially wants to apply the Guard in the rural areas to patrol.”

The National Guard deployment — added to the DPS surge — will bring the price tag of troopers on the border to about $5 million per week, the memo said. And the funding source for the effort remains unclear.

“It is not clear where the money will come from in the budget,” the memo states, adding that Perry's office has said the money will come from “non critical” areas, such as health care or transportation.

Hinojosa said the National Guard was not equipped to aid immigrants crossing the Rio Grande.

“They (cartels) are taking advantage of the situation,” he said. “But our local law enforcement from the sheriff’s offices of the different counties to the different police departments are taking care of the situation. This is a civil matter, not a military matter. What we need is more resources to hire more deputies, hire more Border Patrol.

“These are young people, just families coming across. They're not armed. They're not carrying weapons.”



TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: aliens; borderinvasion; childillegals; illegalsinvasion; immigration; nationalguard; rgv; rickperry; riograndevalley; sarahpalin; texas
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1 posted on 07/20/2014 9:06:01 PM PDT by bd476
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To: bd476

About damned time.


2 posted on 07/20/2014 9:09:14 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Jim Robinson; onyx; JustAmy; Lady Jag; trisham; TheOldLady; RedMDer; MeshugeMikey; The Cajun; ...

Good news Ping.


3 posted on 07/20/2014 9:11:00 PM PDT by bd476
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To: bd476

Good


4 posted on 07/20/2014 9:11:46 PM PDT by jpsb (Believe nothing until it has been officially denied)
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To: bd476

1,000 doesn’t seem like much


5 posted on 07/20/2014 9:12:03 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: bd476

So glad to hear this news! NOW stand your ground Perry!!


6 posted on 07/20/2014 9:12:14 PM PDT by pollywog ( " O thou who changest not....ABIDE with me")
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

It sure is.


7 posted on 07/20/2014 9:12:29 PM PDT by bd476
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

zzzzzzzzzz Perrry........zzzzzzzzz Abbott


8 posted on 07/20/2014 9:12:30 PM PDT by magna carta
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To: bd476

Good. I was reading that he was asking Obama to do this and I didn’t understand why as I thought the National Guard was under control of the governors.


9 posted on 07/20/2014 9:12:55 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: jpsb

My thoughts too.


10 posted on 07/20/2014 9:12:55 PM PDT by bd476
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To: bd476

about a million invaders to late! but better now than never i reckon :/

Mike


11 posted on 07/20/2014 9:13:14 PM PDT by MikeinMotley
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To: GeronL

It’s a lot more than nothing which is where they’re at now.


12 posted on 07/20/2014 9:13:33 PM PDT by bd476
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To: pollywog

High five and Amen!


13 posted on 07/20/2014 9:14:05 PM PDT by bd476
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To: bd476

“These are young people, just families coming across. They’re not armed. They’re not carrying weapons.”

I bet they have some carrying arms, RPG’s, explosives, prayer rugs, and drugs among them.

What say you, Hinojosa?


14 posted on 07/20/2014 9:14:24 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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To: jocon307

It’s just a relief to hear that he took the first step.


15 posted on 07/20/2014 9:15:24 PM PDT by bd476
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To: bd476

Hear we go!

Let the bitching about open borders Rick commence. LOL

This is TWICE he has deployed the NG to the border.

It is largly symptomatic because he has no power tpo arm them due to Washington and posse comitatis, but BY GOD! who else is rising up?


16 posted on 07/20/2014 9:16:06 PM PDT by mylife
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To: bd476

........one of you math guys do the math, doesn’t seem like 12 million a month is correct!

These guys/gals don’t get paid much. If each got $3,000 per month, that would be 3 million. Then there is equipment and fuel and food.

12 million still seems high.


17 posted on 07/20/2014 9:18:07 PM PDT by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: mylife

symblomatic


18 posted on 07/20/2014 9:18:35 PM PDT by mylife
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To: bd476

Huh? He should have done this from the start!


19 posted on 07/20/2014 9:19:08 PM PDT by stilloftyhenight (...staying home isn't an option.)
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To: Cen-Tejas

Time for America to pony up!


20 posted on 07/20/2014 9:19:35 PM PDT by mylife
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To: MikeinMotley
MikeinMotley wrote: " about a million invaders to late! but better now than never i reckon :/ Mike "

Agree with both of your statements, yet now is no time to look back with regret.

This is such encouraging news that I want Perry in the 2016 White House even if I have to write him in on the ballot.


21 posted on 07/20/2014 9:19:44 PM PDT by bd476
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Yep. You said it very nicely.


22 posted on 07/20/2014 9:19:45 PM PDT by stanne
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To: bd476
Wouldn't it be better to activate the NG first, and tell about it when they're already in position?

By now Holder knows about it and has already given the ‘heads up’ to his buddies in the Mexican cartels.

Just seems unnecessary to give advance notice.

23 posted on 07/20/2014 9:20:36 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Yeah, lol, really.


24 posted on 07/20/2014 9:20:40 PM PDT by bd476
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To: bd476; blueyon; KitJ; T Minus Four; xzins; CMS; The Sailor; ab01; txradioguy; Jet Jaguar; ...
Active Duty/Guard ping.
25 posted on 07/20/2014 9:21:01 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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To: bd476

“These are young people, just families coming across. They’re not armed. They’re not carrying weapons.”

Cartels suspected as high-caliber gunfire sends Border Patrol scrambling on Rio Grande
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3182615/posts

MEXICANS FIRE HIGH CALIBER WEAPONS AT U.S. BORDER PATROL-THIS IS WAR!
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3182896/posts


26 posted on 07/20/2014 9:21:51 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: bd476

Good!

Now round up lots of buses to send the illegals back!


27 posted on 07/20/2014 9:25:14 PM 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: mylife; Jim Robinson
mylife wrote: " Hear we go! Let the bitching about open borders Rick commence. LOL This is TWICE he has deployed the NG to the border. It is largly symptomatic because he has no power tpo arm them due to Washington and posse comitatis, but BY GOD! who else is rising up?"


Assuming you meant "symbolic" instead of symptomatic, well someone has to do something and other than Jim Robinson and protesters at various locations around the USA, you're right in saying "who else is rising up?"


28 posted on 07/20/2014 9:26:07 PM PDT by bd476
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How about we mobilize all four branches, the navy can invade from the pacific, the marines from the atlantic, the army and air force can go north to south. Destroy all the cartels, get rid of the festering stinking puss of government mexico has, and annex mexico.


29 posted on 07/20/2014 9:26:09 PM PDT by FreedomStar3028 (Evil must be punished.)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear; All
First reported here:
To: Jim Robinson; BuckeyeTexan; humblegunner
Well well, I wonder if this is a fact:

Gov. Rick Perry to deploy 1,000 National Guard troops to RGV

JACOB FISCHLER | STAFF WRITERPosted 32 minutes ago

Texas Gov. Rick Perry plans to announce he will activate the Texas National Guard at a news conference Monday in Austin, said state Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, D-McAllen. 

Hinojosa did not have details of the effort, but an internal memo from another state official’s office said the governor planned to call about 1,000 National Guard troops to the Rio Grande Valley — at a cost of about $12 million per month.

The memo was provided to The Monitor on the condition of anonymity because the information is not yet public.

National Guard troops are expected to enter the area gradually, building up to 1,000 after about a month, the memo said.

The National Guard troops will join the Texas Department of Public Safety in its recent surge to combat human smuggling and drug trafficking amid the influx of mostly Central Americans illegally crossing the Rio Grande. Perry, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, and Texas House Speaker Joe Straus announced the $1.3 million per week effort last month.

State leaders approved funding for extra DPS troopers to fill in gaps in Border Patrol coverage in the Valley as the federal authorities were overwhelmed with an influx of children and families from Central America. The state officials feared Mexican drug cartels might exploit the situation to move their own drugs and human contraband while Border Patrol attention was turned elsewhere.

Hinojsoa said Perry's move smacked of political gamesmanship.

“All these politicians coming down to border, they don't care about solving the problem, they just want to make a political point,” he said.

State officials denied the move amounted to a militarization of the border.

“This is not a militarization of the border,” the memo states. “The DPS and the National Guard are working to keep any drug and human trafficking south of (U.S. Highway) 83 and with the goal of keeping any smuggling from entering major highways to transport East/West/and North.”

DPS officials want to send National Guard troops into western areas of the Valley and the ranch lands further north, according to the memo.

“Smuggling has supposedly according to DPS moved West on the border with an increase in Jim Hogg County," the memo states. "DPS especially wants to apply the Guard in the rural areas to patrol.”

The National Guard deployment — added to the DPS surge — will bring the price tag of troopers on the border to about $5 million per week, the memo said. And the funding source for the effort remains unclear.

“It is not clear where the money will come from in the budget,” the memo states, adding that Perry's office has said the money will come from “non critical” areas, such as health care or transportation.

Hinojosa said the National Guard was not equipped to aid immigrants crossing the Rio Grande.

“They (cartels) are taking advantage of the situation,” he said. “But our local law enforcement from the sheriff’s offices of the different counties to the different police departments are taking care of the situation. This is a civil matter, not a military matter. What we need is more resources to hire more deputies, hire more Border Patrol.

“These are young people, just families coming across. They're not armed. They're not carrying weapons.”

For the most complete version of this story, log in or subscribe to MyMonitorNews.com


68 posted on 7/20/2014, 8:07:44 PM by Syncro

30 posted on 07/20/2014 9:26:46 PM PDT by Syncro (The Tea Party is Dead---MSM/Dems/GOP-e -- LONG LIVE THE TEA PARTY!)
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To: MichaelCorleone
MichaelCorleone wrote: "Wouldn't it be better to activate the NG first, and tell about it when they're already in position? By now Holder knows about it and has already given the ‘heads up’ to his buddies in the Mexican cartels. Just seems unnecessary to give advance notice."


While I understand your point, it's my understanding that calling up the National Guard is traditionally and perhaps legally given as a public notice.



31 posted on 07/20/2014 9:29:47 PM PDT by bd476
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To: bd476

Indeed i did mean symbolic but you get my drift.

Perry has been poking at this bear for years.


32 posted on 07/20/2014 9:30:07 PM PDT by mylife
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To: bd476

Wish I could be there.

Give ‘em hell.

Take care of OUR vets and children first. Hope Perry stands his ground.


33 posted on 07/20/2014 9:30:19 PM PDT by JustAmy (Check out Cruz Control!,.I>)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Yay, thanks for pinging them JJ! :)


34 posted on 07/20/2014 9:30:27 PM PDT by bd476
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To: FreedomStar3028

We already did that once.


35 posted on 07/20/2014 9:32:07 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: GeronL

“1,000 doesn’t seem like much”

Well it is a start, particularly if they are properly armed and allowed to shoot back.


36 posted on 07/20/2014 9:32:45 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: bd476

There are other resources available to the gov, as well, that he should be calling up, like the Civil Air Patrol, that can provide Comms and recon from the air.

Plenty of the civilian volunteers would likely show up if called on “the Militia”, as well.


37 posted on 07/20/2014 9:33:34 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: bd476

Buuuuump!


38 posted on 07/20/2014 9:33:37 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: bd476

Darn ol spell checker! ;)


39 posted on 07/20/2014 9:33:49 PM PDT by mylife
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To: MichaelCorleone

Do you think the Cartels will start a war with the USA?


40 posted on 07/20/2014 9:34:40 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: bd476

My pleasure.


41 posted on 07/20/2014 9:34:53 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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To: bd476

What are they going to do and how?

What are their orders?


42 posted on 07/20/2014 9:37:06 PM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: bd476; MichaelCorleone

Kind of hard to keep something like this action secret. Requires too much coordination, too many people and resources involved and Perry can’t commit to spending this much tax payer money without involvement of others.


43 posted on 07/20/2014 9:38:52 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: JustAmy


JustAmy wrote: "Wish I could be there.

Give ‘em hell.

Take care of OUR vets and children first. Hope Perry stands his ground."


Amen, Amy, amen. You and me both - wish I could be there, too.

Our Vets, our children, always first, you're absolutely right!

Agree with you in hoping he stands his ground. As far as I'm concerned,
after this, he moves to the White House for 8 years beginning in 2016.




44 posted on 07/20/2014 9:39:30 PM PDT by bd476
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To: MaxMax

I do and I think it is because we gave them to much power for 30 years.

Hate to say this but Nancy Reagans BS war on drugs gave rise to the DEA and The DEA gave rise to the cartels.

These guys are viscous now.

LOOK WHAT IS GOING ON

This current invasion is the drug cartels pulling in 2 year old mules


45 posted on 07/20/2014 9:39:45 PM PDT by mylife
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Want the best dope in town?

Ask a DEA ahole or a cop

It’s human nature folks, power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.


46 posted on 07/20/2014 9:45:23 PM PDT by mylife
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
2ndDivisionVet wrote:


"Cartels suspected as high-caliber gunfire sends Border Patrol scrambling on Rio Grande
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3182615/posts

MEXICANS FIRE HIGH CALIBER WEAPONS AT U.S. BORDER PATROL-THIS IS WAR!
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3182896/posts
"



There ya, go 2ndDivisionVet!

Thanks for the links to some of the many, important answers as to WHY this needs to be done!


47 posted on 07/20/2014 9:47:34 PM PDT by bd476
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To: vette6387

They will probably be assisting the feds


48 posted on 07/20/2014 9:48:20 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: bd476

We are being invaded and America gave them the green light!


49 posted on 07/20/2014 9:50:38 PM PDT by mylife
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To: Grams A


Good points, Grams A. Thanks!


50 posted on 07/20/2014 9:50:50 PM PDT by bd476
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