Submitted by Special to Eco ... on Mon, 08/18/2014 - 09:01
McALLEN, Texas — In coming weeks, Texas National Guardsmen on two separate missions will be working along the Texas-Mexico border in South Texas.
One, dubbed "Operation Strong Safety," was called for by Gov. Rick Perry to bolster border security at a time of increased illegal immigration. It is estimated to cost $12 million a month and has no end date. Up to 1,000 soldiers are expected to arrive in the Rio Grande Valley in coming weeks and serve a surveillance role state officials have called "deter and refer."