WMFD TV

Search Archive WMFD.com News

www.wmfd.com - Texas Governor Rick Petty is taking matters into his own hands, as on Monday, he announced he is sending a thousand National Guard troops to the border. }}" />

   
 
 
Governor Perry To Deploy NationalGuard Troops To The Border

Story By: Larry Stine

 

 

 
 
 
  Email Story to Friend
   
  Original Published: 7/22/2014

Texas Governor Rick Petty is taking matters into his own hands. Monday, he announced he is sending a thousand National Guard troops to the border. The move comes after tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors from Central America have crossed into the U.S. this year in a surge that's being called a humanitarian crisis. Perry says he feels he has to do something. "I will not stand idly by while our citizens are under assault and little children from Central America are detained in squalor," Perry said. "We are too good a country for that to occur." The White House says it has not yet received the formal communication required for Perry to deploy guard troops. Both Perry and President Obama have the authority to deploy National Guard troops but whoever authorizes it has to pay for it. If Perry follows through, then Texas will have to pick up the cost.

   
  MORE RECENT NEWS
 
Image1 The ninth annual Make a Difference food drive is underway. Full Story
Image1 The Richland County Clerk of Court auto title office will close Wednesday, Oct. 29, at 2:30 p.m. It will be closed all day Thursday, Oct. 30. The office will reopen Friday, Oct. 31 at 8 a.m. Full Story
 
Image1 An explosion rocks Major Metals Company outside of Bellville Thursday afternoon. Full Story
Image1 Standing room only at Lexington School's Board of Education meeting Wednesday night. Full Story
  MORE NEWS
 

Lex Teachers Make a Statement at Board Meeting

Richland Newhope Honors Local Businesses And Employees

Congressman Jordan Watches Ebola Patient Care Preparations

Newhope superintendent named interim Crawford DD leader

Family Life Counseling Opens Office In Shelby

Benefit will be held for woman in need of lung transplant

Man Arrested After Crashing Stolen Pick-Up Truck

Crawford County United Way Launches 211 Call Service

Two Mansfield Women Indicted On Meth Manufacturing Charges

Mansfield Preschool Ratings and Springmill Learning Center

More News