Office of the Governor Rick Perry

Gov. Perry Announces Highly Skilled Ranger Recon Teams as Texas’ Efforts to Enhance Border

Thursday, September 10, 2009

"Today, I am here to announce our plans to enhance efforts to protect our citizens by introducing what we’re calling Ranger Recon Teams. Deployed to high-traffic, high-crime areas along the border, they will give us boots on the ground at the hot spots, no matter where they exist. This is the latest in a series of aggressive actions we’ve taken to fill in the gap left by the federal government’s ongoing failure to adequately secure our international border."

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