The Jeff Ward Show

Blog > The Jeff Ward Show > Rick Perry: National Guard on US-Mexico border can't make arrests but serve as 'a powerful reminder that what you are doing is a crime'

Rick Perry: National Guard on US-Mexico border can't make arrests but serve as 'a powerful reminder that what you are doing is a crime'

National Guard troops stationed on the Texas-Mexico border can't arrest illegal immigrants, but Texas Gov. Rick Perry says the deterrent factor makes sending the troops there worthwhile.

'It's a powerful reminder that what you are doing is a crime,' Perry told an online news outlet run by the conservative Heritage Foundation.

'It's just like a law enforcement effort in your neighborhood, where you see a parked patrol police car on the corner, and the bad guys see it and don’t commit a crime.'

Read more:

The Jeff Ward Show

AUSTIN -- Health officials said Friday that eight dogs and six people are currently being monitored for possible...
AUSTIN -- Health officials said Friday that eight dogs and six people are currently being monitored for possible...
The US Supreme Court will make a rare foray into popular clothing Wednesday to weigh in on accusations that...
The son of John Schaefer, who was fatally shot by an Austin police officer nearly two years ago, has sued the city...
Between soaring expectations and a flood of gimmicks, Valentine’s Day can be a costly affair. If you’ve used up...