Perry to deploy 1,000 to border

National Guardsmen will cost Texas $12 million a month

Posted: July 22, 2014 at 4:08 a.m.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks at a news conference Monday in the governor’s press room in Austin, Texas.

Gov. Rick Perry said Monday that he is deploying up to 1,000 National Guard troops over the next month to the Texas-Mexico border to combat criminals who Republican state leaders say are exploiting a surge of children and families entering the U.S. illegally.

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