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Texas State Senator Wendy Davis speaks at the podium as she announces her intentions to run for Governor at the W.G. Thomas Coliseum in Haltom City on Thursday, October 3, 2013. (credit: Stewart F. House/Getty Images)

Texas State Senator Wendy Davis speaks at the podium as she announces her intentions to run for Governor at the W.G. Thomas Coliseum in Haltom City on Thursday, October 3, 2013. (credit: Stewart F. House/Getty Images)

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McALLEN (AP) - Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis is to speak in McAllen amid a surge in illegal immigration and Gov. Rick Perry’s decision to send the National Guard to the border.

Davis, who’s a state senator from Fort Worth, is to speak Thursday morning at an event hosted by The Monitor newspaper and the McAllen Chamber of Commerce. Her Republican opponent, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, was their guest in May.

More than 57,000 unaccompanied immigrant children entered the United States illegally between October and June, most by crossing in the Rio Grande Valley.

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