“They’re just there for support,” Walker said of the soldiers who entered the field this week after training in the area. “We’re just trying to give some relief to the guys at Customs and Border Protection” and other law enforcement agencies. He said the duration of their deployment was not set, but that current funding only runs through September.
The guardsmen seen Thursday dressed in camouflage uniforms were manning a Hidalgo police tower.
It’s a PR stunt. A $12 million PR stunt.
For that kind of money, I want them shooting illegal border crossers, not watching them.