Governor Perry--Troops to the Border
By Johnny Shannon
Governor Rick Perry is expected to announce Monday afternoon that he is sending Texas National Guard troops to the border.
The Governor is saying that he'll activate as many as a thousand National Guard troops and send them to the Rio Grande valley. This is in addition to the extra DPS troopers assigned to the border as the influx of thouands of immigrant children continues.
A state memo suggests it will cost about twelve million dollars a month to fund the operation.
Perry has long lobbied for National Guard troops to be at the border,