Border Security — Half the Battle

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stopping the land grab

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!

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3 thoughts on “Border Security — Half the Battle

  1. Arizona also had the support of nine other states, united we stand is alive and well.

    It is amazing what people can do if the will is there, and you said lawful rebellion was not working 🙂

  2. This problem has been going on for a century. Unfortunately, many Americans know nothing of the Punitive Expedition or the Mexican Border Campaign which occurred 94 years ago and involved more than 100,000 National Guard and Regular Army troops as the opening act of American involvement in the Great War.

    Here is a link to letters written by a National Guardsman on the Border exactly 94 years ago. Too bad our politicians are more interested in being politically correct than robustly defending the sovereignty of the United States.

    http://worldwar1letters.wordpress.com/2008/06/29/rio-grande-el-paso-southwestern-rr-tunnel-7281916/

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