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Gov. Rick Perry to send Texas National Guard to Border

Posted July 21st, 2014 @ 3:25pm

Texas Governor Rick Perry is sending up to 1,000 National Guard troops to the borders to address the immigration issue where tens of thousands of children are crossing into the United States from Central America.

Perry also wants President Obama to hire an additional 3,000 border patrol agents as well. Obama has said in response that he is open to the idea but wants to try to find a more permanent solution. White House spokesperson Josh Earnest  said that they have not yet received the formal communication required from Perry. 

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