TEXAS GOES IT ALONE
From the office of Texas Gov. Rick Perry comes the news that Texas Adjutant General John Nichols has immediately begun preparations to deploy up to 1,000 National Guard troops to the southwestern border, to supplement Operation Strong Safety, the Lone Star State’s ongoing law enforcement surge. Mr. Perry himself reports that in the past six years, Texas county jails have incarcerated on 203,000 “criminal aliens” who have committed 640,000 crimes, including over 3,000 homicides. He also recently revealed that his state has already spent $500 million on efforts to secure the border with Mexico.
“There can be no national security without border security, and Texans have paid too high a price for the federal government’s failure to secure our border,” Mr. Perry says. “The action I am ordering today will tackle this crisis head-on by multiplying our efforts to combat the cartel activity, human traffickers and individual criminals who threaten the safety of people across Texas and America.”