It took the brave, rebellious attitudes of one State governor and her state legislators to stare down the Washington Establishment and finally get them to stop dragging their feet on border security.
According to an Associated Press article on MSNBC’s website: on On August 1st, 1200 National Guard troops will be deployed to the US/Mexico border along with additional air support and new technologies. 524 Guardsmen will be deployed to patrol the Arizona border, 250 will go to Texas, 224 to California and the New Mexico border will get 72 guardsmen. Additionally 130 troops will be assigned to a “national liaison office” that we can assume will support any trouble spots by providing temporary additional troops.
The new air support will consist of six new aircraft and additionally, the Border Patrol will set up a facility in Tucson with 300 border patrol agents who have access to special vehicles and equipment that will assist the effort.
Too little, too late? Perhaps; but it’s something more than we have now.
And what of the other part of the illegal immigration problem; the 8 million illegal immigrants who are now employed in the United States while more than that number of legal citizens are unemployed? Is that an issue that the Obama administration is likely to address next?
Don’t hold your breath!