Texas Governor Rick Perry, a potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate, has ordered troops to the border.
Governor Perry says the call for boots along the border is not about politics, but a real problem.
"These additional resources will help combat the brutal Mexican drug cartels that are preying upon our communities and also will help deter others before they have a chance to harm our citizens and become criminal aliens within our borders," Perry said.
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