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Perry Said to Be Sending 1,000 Guard Troops to Border

Texas Governor Rick Perry said he will send as many as 1,000 National Guard troops to help secure the border with Mexico.

Perry, a Republican considering a second run for president, has been calling for President Barack Obama to stem the flow of children from Central America. About 57,000 unaccompanied minors have arrived at the border since October, double the total from fiscal 2013. Perry said in a statement that today’s decision would protect Texans by stopping drug smugglers and criminals from entering the U.S. He didn’t mention the migrant children.