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Rick Perry to Send 1,000 National Guard Members to Border

Texas Republican Governor Rick Perry announced today that he intends to deploy up to 1,000 National Guard members to the state’s southern border to reduce crime in areas teeming with illegal immigrants.

The decision came after several failed attempts to get similar assistance from the Obama administration.

If implemented, the decision will cost Texas taxpayers about $12 million a month. Though he could empower Guard members to arrest and detain illegal immigrants crossing into Texas, Perry has not committed to doing so.

Instead, the Guard is likely to play an assistance role to federal Border Patrol agents. “We think they’ll come to us and say, ‘Please take us to a Border Patrol station’ [for processing],” says the head of the Texas National Guard.

The move makes sense…[more]

July 21, 2014 • 08:11 pm
Obama’s Deferred Action and Human Trafficking Law Are a Toxic Mix

Obama’s Deferred Action and Human Trafficking Law Are a Toxic Mix

The fundamental cause of the childhood illegal immigration wave we are seeing is not a compassionate law trying to protect the victims of human trafficking. It’s the president’s unilateral decision not to enforce America’s immigration laws on an entire class of people.

"War on Women?" Federal Law Has Protected Contraceptives and Equal Pay for 50 Years

"War on Women?" Federal Law Has Protected Contraceptives and Equal Pay for 50 Years

Embarrassingly for Obama, The Washington Post this month exposed the White House's hypocrisy on the matter under the headline "Male-Female Pay Gap Remains Entrenched at White House"...

Perry, Paul and the GOP’s Foreign Policy Future

Perry, Paul and the GOP’s Foreign Policy Future

The right balance is to be judicious in our choice of interventions — but to be implacable once we’ve decided to act. That’s the foreign policy of a confident, cautious superpower.

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