Louisiana Governor visits border

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POSTED: Monday, August 4, 2014 - 5:14pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 10:29am

Another lawmaker is in the Valley to tour the border area.

Governor Bobby Jindal from our neighbor Louisiana is just the latest to come see the Rio Grande in person. 

Jindal embarked on his boat tour off Anzalduas Park. He was joined by Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steve McCraw. The tour lasted about a half hour. 

Afterward, they took a helicopter tour before ending the day at Department of Public Safety headquarters.  Our own Governor Rick Perry is working to send 1,000 state national guard troops to the Valley.

He says it's to support Border Patrol and to stop transnational crime. 

"I want to commend the state of Texas Governor Rick Perry for sending the forces to the border," Jindal said after the boat tour. "It is already making a great impact, he's doing exactly the right thing, unfortunately the federal government is not doing its job. He didn't wait for the federal government. Even while we were out there, just in the short time we were out there, we saw three different groups trying to pass into the United States.

"The President needs to secure the border, stop talking about it, blaming people, stop saying we need comprehensive this or that, the first step, the most important step, the next step, let's secure the border.

Jindal is a nationally known politician.  He delivered the Republican rebuttal to the State of the Union in 2009.  

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