California has no plans to deploy troops along Mexico border
California has no plans deploy National Guard troops at the Mexico border in response to growing influx of undocumented immigrants, Capt. Will Martin of the California Military Department said in a statement on Monday.
Responding to the crisis of undocumented immigrants, Texas Gov. Rick Perry is going to deploy up to one thousand troops at the border over the next month at an estimated monthly cost of $12 million.
But, Captain Martin added that Governor Jerry Brown had no such plan because California's border with Mexico presented a notably different set of considerations than those presented by the border shared by Texas and Mexico.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry has been a vocal critic of Obama administration's response to the border issue as he is mulling a presidential run for the second time.
Perry refuted critics' claims that he is militarizing local communities by deploying National Guard troops along the border, where crime data does not justify any additional resources. He also claimed that the troops would simply deter undocumented immigrants and not detain them.
More than three thousand Border Patrol agents are already working in the region, much of which has been overwhelmed in recent months by the illegal entry of thousands of undocumented immigrants, including unaccompanied children, from Central American countries.
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