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'
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.'