National Guard on Texas-Mexico border: Reaction mixed
Texas Governor Rick Perry ordered mission Operation Safety Strong to confront the flow of illegal drug traffic heading into the state.
The National Guard is on the Texas border with Mexico as part of a law enforcement surge called Operation Strong Safety.
Texas Governor Rick Perry ordered the mission to confront the flow of illegal drug traffic heading into the state.
Federal and local law enforcement are currently overwhelmed since the South Texas border is currently the busiest corridor for illegal crossings in the nation, in addition to the wave of more than 63,000 Central American children who have crossed the border since October, according to Fronteras Desk.
Mónica Ortiz Uribe from the Fronteras Desk says reaction to the additional manpower is mixed.