• October 24, 2021
 Senator Cornyn:  Statement on the Administration’s National Guard Announcement

Clip courtesy Sen. Cornyn YouTube Channel

Senator Cornyn: Statement on the Administration’s National Guard Announcement

AUSTIN–U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) released the following statement regarding the Trump Administration’s announcement that he will authorize Governors to deploy the National Guard to help support law enforcement along the southern border of the United States:

“Utilizing the men and women of the National Guard in a supportive role, as President Obama authorized in 2010, is a commonsense way to temporarily assist law enforcement along the border.

It’s critical that the Administration continue to work in close consultation with state and community leaders to ensure the border region can remain safe and prosperous.”


In 2010, President Obama ordered the deployment of 1,200 National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border as a part of Operation Phalanx, a response to increased violence in the region from Mexican drug cartels and illegal crossings.

Senator Cornyn has introduced the Building America’s Trust Act, border security legislation to increase law enforcement resources at our borders, boost trade through ports of entry, and strengthen enforcement of existing laws. The legislation provides both the resources and the plan needed to ensure our law enforcement combatting the flow of illegal immigration and goods have the tools they need to secure our border.

Senator John Cornyn, a Republican from Texas, is a member of the Senate Finance, Intelligence, and Judiciary Committees.

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  • So who is going to pay the national guard Mad Mike Towne?

    • I already pay much more in taxes than you. My property taxes last year were over 7,400.

      • Who gives a rats ass what you pay Mad Mike! everybody pays property taxes in some form or another. There’s four major highways leading out of El Paso, ‘PICK’ anyone you like! and hit the road JACK!

  • No disrespect intended to The Guard or Border Patrol…..but do we really need more folks siting in Pick Ups, drinking coffee and reading the paper along the border?

    • According to Donald Trump,John Kelly and Jeff Sessions, we do need more Guard and Border Patrol sitting in pickups, drinking coffee and reading the news paper along the border.

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