Perry will send National Guard troops to Mexico border

A group of immigrants from Honduras and El Salvador who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally are stopped, Wednesday, June 25, 2014, in Granjeno, Texas. At least six local, state and federal law enforcement agencies patrol the five mile zone which is illegal immigration’s busiest corridor. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

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