1,000 doesn’t seem like much
It’s a lot more than nothing which is where they’re at now.
“1,000 doesnt seem like much”
Well it is a start, particularly if they are properly armed and allowed to shoot back.
Well, that’s 1000 personnel to hand out water and blankets in the processing shelters when and if the invaders are actually caught...
I seriously doubt they will be handed rifles, much less the ammunition to effectively give pause to the influx of these people desiring to break our laws...
That’s about 1 per mile.
I think people are going to be disappointed. Perry himself has said illegals will need to be handed over to the feds.
For a 1200 mile border it isn’t much, but 2000 troops would cost Texas about a half billion a year when everything got rolling.
My sense is that Perry wants to use them in an extremely vulnerable location. What he might want, I think, is for Obama to call seize Federal control of them and then change their mission to something that doesn’t help the border invasion.