“What you are doing is a crime,” says @GovernorPerry of illegal immigrants.
Troops in that deployment did not have apprehension and arrest powers. Can the National Guard help Texas stop the surge of crossings on the border? Perhaps realizing the threat, President Obama dispatched a team to the border last week to determine whether a federally organized National Guard deployment was necessary. “This [the National Guard deployment] is important for the peace of Texas and the country,” Perry said. “I had to make a decision.”