July 21, 2014 / 7:45 PM / 3 years ago

Texas Governor Perry to deploy up to 1,000 National Guard troops to border

AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) - Texas Governor Rick Perry said on Monday he would deploy up to 1,000 Texas National Guard troops to the state’s border with Mexico to boost the state’s security effort against illegal immigration.

Perry, who had called on U.S. President Barack Obama to send the National Guard to the border, told a news conference he made the move because “the price of inaction is too high for Texas to pay.”

Reporting by Jon Herskovitz; Editing by Peter Cooney

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