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Old 05-25-2010, 08:42 PM   #1
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Obama orders 1,200 Guard troops to Mexican Border

$500 million also sought to improve protection, law enforcement

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http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/37340747...news-security/


TUCSON, Ariz. - President Barack Obama on Tuesday ordered 1,200 National Guard troops to boost security along the U.S.-Mexico border, pre-empting Republican plans to try to force votes on such a deployment.

Obama will also request $500 million for border protection and law enforcement activities, according to lawmakers and administration officials.

The president announced the deployment shortly after he returned from lunch with the 41-member Senate Republican Caucus, who told him that U.S. borders first need to be secured before work could start on a sweeping overhaul of U.S. immigration laws.

Arizona's two Republican senators said the deployment wasn't enough.

A military official said Tuesday that details were still being worked out on the troops' orders and destinations, adding that the timing of their deployment was not yet clear.

Also undetermined was which units from which states would deploy.

Administration officials said the National Guard troops will work on intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance support, analysis and training, and support efforts to block drug trafficking.
They will temporarily supplement Border Patrol agents until Customs and Border Protection can recruit and train additional officers and agents to serve on the border, according to a letter Tuesday from top administration security officials to Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin, D-Mich.

The White House released the letter signed by national security adviser James Jones and White House counterterror chief John Brennan not long after Obama met at the Capitol with Republican senators.



Officials also said the funds will be used to enhance technology at the border and share information and support between law enforcement agencies as they target illegal trafficking in people, drugs, weapons and money.


More than 20,000 Border Patrol agents are deployed now, mostly along the nation's southern border.

There are 344 U.S. National Guard troops also working along the border.




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Immigration issue in spotlight

Militarizing the border





VIDEO ~ Obama to send troops to border

May 25 ~ 1,200 National Guardsmen to patrol for illegal immigrants.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540...43661#37343661






A United States National Guard unit patrols the Arizona-Mexico border in Sasabe, Ariz., in this Jan. 19, 2007, file photo.

President Obama on Tueseday pledged 1,200 National Guardsman but Arizona's two senators say that's not enough.

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According to the non-state media, they are pretty well neutered. Just symbolic.



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Can we get some of the 30 billion back from Boeing for the Virtual fence and use that money towards this?
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What the hell else was he going to do ? Between the Repubs, democrats and constituents... he had to make a gesture of security... neutered as it is. Nice diversionary tactic... from the oil spill... Goldman... Sestac felony... etc... etc...



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What the hell else was he going to do ? Between the Repubs, democrats and constituents... he had to make a gesture of security... neutered as it is. Nice diversionary tactic... from the oil spill... Goldman... Sestac felony... etc... etc...
... you must've not watched the video with all of your favorite congressional (R) wackos dancing the dance of the right-wing wackos ...

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What the hell else was he going to do ? Between the Repubs, democrats and constituents... he had to make a gesture of security... neutered as it is. Nice diversionary tactic... from the oil spill... Goldman... Sestac felony... etc... etc...

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... you must've not watched the video with all of your favorite congressional (R) wackos dancing the dance of the right-wing wackos ...

I think he was too busy watching the commander in chef serving up some steaming dog poop for his media pals before jetting off on another vacation, and to speak to some millionaires about why Barbara Boxer should be re-elected.



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Can we get some of the 30 billion back from Boeing for the Virtual fence and use that money towards this?



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Funny how McCain says it's not enough, yet during Bush's tenure, Bush deployed about the same number of guardsmen and everybody was a buncha happy GOP buddies.
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It has escalated since then. They were afraid of Bush... they have no fear of Obama.



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Funny how McCain says it's not enough, yet during Bush's tenure, Bush deployed about the same number of guardsmen and everybody was a buncha happy GOP buddies.
McCain is what I said he was all along..

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It has escalated since then. They were afraid of Bush... they have no fear of Obama.
The only "enemies" that fear Obama is taxpayers..



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The only "enemies" that fear Obama is taxpayers..
This is worthy of becoming a sig line on this, my 5,000th post...
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