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07/22/2014 05:25 pm ET Updated Jul 22, 2014

Dem Lawmaker Slams Rick Perry Move As 'Nothing More Than A Publicity Stunt'

Texas Governor Rick Perry (R) announced plans on Monday to send up to 1,000 National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border, a move state Rep. Terry Canales calls "nothing more than a publicity stunt."

Canales, a Democrat, joined HuffPost Live Tuesday to discuss Perry's bold move and the growing border crisis, blaming President Barack Obama for being "part of the problem." The president recently requested $3.7 billion to help deal with the influx of unaccompanied minors crossing the border.

Watch Canales on HuffPost Live above.

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