Gov. Perry Deploys Texas National Guard Troops to Border
Monday, July 21, 2014 Austin, Texas
Monday, July 21, 2014 Austin, Texas Press Release Gov. Perry Deploys Texas National Guard Troops to Border
Gov. Rick Perry today directed Texas Adjutant General John Nichols to immediately begin preparations for the deployment of up to 1,000 National Guard troops to the border. These troops will support the Texas Department of Public Safety's (DPS) ongoing law enforcement surge, Operation Strong Safety, which is focused on combatting criminal activity in the region resulting from the federal government's failure to adequately secure the border.