[Vision2020] Perry sending National Guard troops to border

Rosemary Huskey donaldrose at cpcinternet.com
Mon Jul 21 19:34:47 PDT 2014

It is possible, arguably, for me to put aside Gov. Perry’s  generally odious political positions. And yet,  I haven’t forgotten the name of his ranch/hunting lodge.  I can’t ignore his prurient interest in and aberrant desire to prevent women from accessing health care that has not been vetted and “permitted” by a group of nosey parker politicians including Gov. Perry himself.  It is impossible for me to excuse his murderous love of the death penalty.  


How can anyone look at the images of these children on T.V. and not see in their faces, the faces of countless children who have turned away from our borders <http://www.ushmm.org/outreach/en/article.php?ModuleId=10007698>   and returned to countries where their death was almost certain?   For some of those Central American children perhaps death would be better than a short, torturous life as a pimped out child. 


I think these are complex issues far beyond my ability to address. I am not culturally competent and I don’t speak Spanish.  Thankfully, there are thousands of others who are, and (bonus) well placed to do so.   Many of the children have extended family members they can live with.  Duval Patrick, governor of Massachusetts has a message  <http://www.ushmm.org/outreach/en/article.php?ModuleId=10007698>  that is worth reading.  And, when he delivered it I thought of those gun toting jackasses and their blowsy, bedangled harpies screaming at a bus load of kids on their way to a WMCA camp, waving flags pretending they are patriots.  Not so much in my book.






From: Janesta [mailto:janesta at gmail.com] 
Sent: Monday, July 21, 2014 5:50 PM
To: Moscow Cares
Cc: Scott Dredge; viz; Rosemary Huskey
Subject: Re: [Vision2020] Perry sending National Guard troops to border


Thanks, Tom

The drug-controlled, violence-infested culture you are describing sounds a lot like Maricopa, County, and all areas South of Phoenix, AZ.  


On Mon, Jul 21, 2014 at 4:52 PM, Moscow Cares <moscowcares at moscow.com> wrote:

Here is an organization of which the United States ha ps been an active member for a long, looooooonnnnnnng time . . .


Read about our history with this organization.  Read about the many actions our government has taken . . . for the children.


Then tell me that returning these children to a drug-controlled, violence-infested culture is the humane thing to do!!!





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Tom Hansen

Moscow, Idaho


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On Jul 21, 2014, at 4:33 PM, Janesta <janesta at gmail.com> wrote:

What do we (the US} do with the kids?

Do we open the doors for the kids in other countries? 

Seriously.. what do we do with them?



On Mon, Jul 21, 2014 at 2:39 PM, Scott Dredge <scooterd408 at hotmail.com> wrote:



From: donaldrose at cpcinternet.com
To: thansen at moscow.com; vision2020 at moscow.com
Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:21:38 -0700
Subject: Re: [Vision2020] Perry sending National Guard troops to border


Kinda explains who the real enemy is, don’t you think?



From: vision2020-bounces at moscow.com [mailto:vision2020-bounces at moscow.com] On Behalf Of Tom Hansen
Sent: Monday, July 21, 2014 1:56 PM
To: Moscow Vision 2020
Subject: [Vision2020] Perry sending National Guard troops to border


Yes.  Texas Governor Perry protecting our borders from homeless 8-12 year-old children.


Courtesy of CNN at:





Perry sending National Guard troops to border


(CNN) -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry will immediately send up to 1,000 National Guard troops to help secure the southern border, where tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors from Central America have crossed into the United States this year in a surge that is deemed a humanitarian crisis.


Perry also wants President Barack Obama and Congress to hire an additional 3,000 border patrol agents for the Texas border, which would eventually replace the temporary guard forces.


"I will not stand idly by," Perry said in Austin Monday, announcing what he called Operation Strong Safety. "The price of inaction is too high."


Perry's state has received the majority of migrant children, especially in the Rio Grande region, and he has repeatedly called on the federal government to beef up border security.


White House spokesman Josh Earnest said the White House has not yet received the formal communication required for Perry to deploy guard troops.


But he said if Perry follows through, he hopes those forces would be coordinated "with the significant ongoing efforts already in place."


The Rio Grande sector, where most of the immigrant children are turning themselves into the border patrol, has a large number of agents but it is also the largest crossing.


It currently has 3,000 border patrol agents covering 320 miles of land and 250 miles of water, which equates to 5.4 agents per mile. The Tucson sector, for instance, has approximately 15.7 agents per mile.


Both Perry and Obama have the authority to deploy National Guard troops, but whoever authorizes it has to pay for it. The deployment at Perry's direction means Texas will have to pick up the price tag of $12 million per month.


One border sheriff, Omar Lucio of Cameron County, said he is skeptical of Perry's plan.


"At this time, a lot of people do things for political reasons. I don't know that it helps," he  <http://trailblazersblog.dallasnews.com/2014/07/perry-poised-to-send-troops-border-sheriffs-say-they-need-deputies-not-military.html/> told the Dallas Morning News.


Conservatives largely point to border security as their top immigration priority and Perry has been an outspoken proponent of securing the border since the influx of immigrants began.


The potential 2016 presidential candidate previewed his plan in Iowa over the weekend in a television interview while campaigning for Republican candidates.


He has used the issue to remake his image on immigration. His previous White House campaign was crippled partly because of a law he signed giving children of undocumented immigrants in-state college tuition.


Obama asked for $3.7 billion in emergency funds to address the influx of young immigrants, which hasn't gained much traction in Congress. It includes money to fortify the border.


The House and Senate are working on their own plan, which includes a controversial proposal to change a law that prohibits the youth, mostly from El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala, from being immediately deported.


The Obama administration questioned Perry's motives since many of the minors are not trying to evade the border patrol but are turning themselves in after crossing the border.


But Perry said the guard will be "force multipliers," helping Customs and Border Protection agents both on the ground and in the air to catch the 80% of people crossing the border who aren't children and to combat cartel and trafficking crime.


"You cannot have (national security) without border security," Perry said.


While the number of unaccompanied youth crossing the border has doubled to nearly 60,000 in the past year, the total number of undocumented immigrants  <http://www.cbp.gov/sites/default/files/documents/U.S.%20Border%20Patrol%20Fiscal%20Year%20Apprehension%20Statistics%201960-2013.pdf> has mostly declined. About 1 million people have been caught crossing the border nearly every year between 1983 until 2006, but that number has dropped to about 400,000 in 2013.


At the same time, resources for border security have steadily increased: More than 18,000 agents patrolled the border in 2013 compared to 10,000 a decade ago.


And the amount spent on border security has more than doubled. The Customs and Border Patrol budget jumped from $5 billion in 2002 to $12.4 billion this year.


The issue has hit a national nerve. Protests have erupted along the border with activists demanding immediate deportation. Counter protests have also erupted, pointing out that many of the migrants are said to have fled violence at home.



Seeya 'round town, Moscow, because . . .


"Moscow Cares"

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Tom Hansen

Moscow, Idaho



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