DC Decoder Rick Perry sends Texas National Guard forces to border. What are their orders? (+video)

Texas Gov. Rick Perry aims to use the National Guard to help deal with border crime and a humanitarian crisis. But he's also turning up the heat on the Obama administration to improve border enforcement.

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Rick Perry, the Republican governor of Texas, ordered up to 1,000 Texas National Guard forces to the border Monday. But what will these forces do, exactly?