It's expected to cost the State of Texas about $12-million per month and Thornberry says that will be money well spent as the Border Patrol is stretched thin dealing with the tens-of-thousands of children who've come across the Texas border since the first of the year.
"Sending the National Guard there helps free the Border patrol to do their job while the National Guardsmen can help take care of the kids and deal with the humanitarian disaster of this that they are very well trained to do," Thornberry says. "That's what they do in hurricanes and other disasters, and they are trained to do that."
Thornberry says Border Patrol agents will then be able to get out on the border, which is where he sees we need them most.
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