Rick Perry Calls for the National Guard to Help “Staunch the Bleeding” at The Border

By: Rachel Blevins
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Texas Governor Rick Perry appeared on Fox News Sunday, and in an interview with Brit Hume, he discussed the current crisis at the US-Mexico Border.

Perry pointed out that right now, 70% of the United States’ border patrols at the southern border are taking care of the children who have recently arrived illegally, rather than doing their job of securing the border.

Perry’s plan to address the crisis starts with sending 1,000 National Guard troops to the border, to stop the influx of children crossing into the United States.

After calling for the National Guard to come to the border four years ago, Perry is reiterating his request due to the fact that he hopes it will help to move the border patrol forward. “The president was not even aware that his border patrol was back 40-45 miles away from the border at the checkpoints,” Perry said. “They need to be right on the river as a show of force.”

That’s the most humanitarian thing we do,” maintained Perry, who is convinced that this “show of force,” will send a message back to Central America. “It’s important to do that because this flood of children is pulling away the border patrol from their normal duties.”

Hume mentioned that the troops “are not, under the law, allowed to apprehend any of these children that are crossing.


The issue is with being able to send that message,” insisted Perry. “It’s the visual of it is that is the most important.

Regarding the current refugees on the border, and their means of communication with those still in Central America, Perry said, “Their conversations are being monitored with calls back to Central America, and the message is ‘Hey, come on up here, everything is great, they’re taking care of us.’ And that needs to stop.

What we’re talking about now is sending the message back now so we can staunch the bleeding,” said Perry. “Those that are already here, to address them, to humanitarianly take care of them, to make sure they are safe, to process them as quickly as you can, to reunite them with their families.

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Rachel Blevins

Rachel Blevins is a student in the College of Media and Communication at Texas Tech University. She aspires to break the left/right paradigm in media and politics by pursuing truth and questioning authority as she establishes her Journalism career.

  • Hilliary 2016

    OH THE HATE !

    • tom rockett

      Don’t you hate people that break into your home? This is OUR home, ring the bell and ASK to come in.

  • tiredofPerry

    Perry can do a state call up of the TX National Guard as a state emergency as governor of TX. Hmm….I wonder why he doesn’t, maybe because he would rather look like he is doing something, but not anger his political bosses

    • http://www.pixelgeddon.com/ Shane Stevens

      He’s a shill. He does what every major politcian in power these days does; shakes your hand while stabbing you in the back.

  • r3VOLution is not republican

    So… how many illegal aliens has REPUBLICAN Governor Perry deported?

  • oicu81

    Just a reminder we are the only country in the world that does not protect its boarders with the military. Try crossing the boarder into Mexico illegally and ask for free hand outs see what happens.

    • tom rockett

      I think we are the ONLY country that doesn’t protect our BORDERS- sheesh it’s even in the heading

    • Jake77

      Liberalism really is “a suicidal mental disorder”. (Savage)

  • Bill Goode

    Hey Governor, who is charge of your National Guard? You are supposed to be in charge of the Texas National Guard, as Texas Commander-in-Chief. Or did you give them all to Bush & Obama to send to Iraq & Afghanistan? If you have any left, just give them the orders and there you go.

    • FastPlastic

      Problem is from what I understand then Texas is responsible for the cost that should be paid for by the Federal Government(border security is their jurisdiction).

      • Bill Goode

        Yes, it is Fed govt responsibility, But Obama refuses to do it. Perry could do it if has any National Guard left. He may have given them all up to Iraq, Afghanistan & other wars by Bush & Obama.

  • Thetexican

    ‘Stanch’ the bleeding. Ben, please hire an editor.

    • Narco Hawg

      The article was written by Rachel Blevins, not Ben Swann. This is just a re-post. But, yeah, I noticed the mis-use too. However Staunch is a variant spelling of Stanch. Wrong, but variant according to OS-X’s dictionary.

  • pearlbasehore

    Rick Perry’s “visual” will cost his state’s tax payers $12.5 million a month. Sending armed guardsmen to point guns at kids that are running to them in refuge is not fiscally conservative.

  • Jerkface Killa

    Maybe we should send Rick Perry over the southern border. He does more damage just be around here than a million Mexican illegals.

  • Jake77

    People crossing the border illegally could be arrested for trespassing as often they are on private land. The Sheriff can do this and once they are in custody they can be turned over to Federal immigration.