Texas Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst Discusses National Guard On the US-Mexico Border [AUDIO]
On the Wednesday edition of The Chad Hasty Show, Texas Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst spoke with Chad Hasty about the ongoing border crisis in Texas.
Earlier this week, Governor Rick Perry authorized to send the National Guard down to the US-Mexico border in order to assist the border patrol and the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) with the recent flood of illegal immigrants. Dewhurst said that over 1,000 troops were sent to the border, with many of them being send to the Rio Grande Valley sector. He explained that the troops will be either embedded with border patrol or DPS or placed on the border themselves to serve as an extra set of eyes and ears on the border.
"We know where we want to concentrate, and that's the Rio Grande Valley cause that's where you've got this concentration of cartels. We want to block, we want to stop illegal immigration, drugs, human trafficking, people that are threats to our country from coming across. But we need more eyes and ears. So that's why we activated the day before yesterday up to a thousand members of the National Guard."
Dewhurst added that the National guard will have authorization to arrest the illegal immigrants crossing the border, and said that the troops may remain on the border for as long as it takes for the federal government to get involved.
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