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by Sharon Rondeau

The U.S.-Mexican border spans about 2,000 miles from San Diego, CA to Brownsville, TX

(May 26, 2010) — Obama regime officials have announced plans to send 1,200 troops to the border between the U.S. and Mexico after determining that it will sue Arizona over its new illegal immigration bill passed last month.

While the White House denied that the plan is a response to the new Arizona law aimed at identifying and deporting illegal immigrations, a news report from the UK states that Obama is simultaneously attempting to “rally opposition to a tough new immigration law in Arizona that has caused tension in U.S. relations with Mexico, without seeming soft on illegal border crossings.”

The troops will serve the purpose of a “bridge to longer-term enhancements” and drug enforcement and intelligence efforts.  It is Mexico’s hope that the troops will not enforce immigration laws, and according to the AP, “the plan at this point doesn’t call for the ability to round up suspected illegal immigrants and smugglers.”

The announcement was made after Republican Senators on Tuesday reportedly threatened to hold a vote on dispatching the troops.

Arizona Senator John McCain had requested 6,000 National Guardsmen and said that the 1,200 troops and $500,000,000 which Obama will ask for to pay for them were “simply not enough.”  Arizona Democrat Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has stated that the border is more violent than when President Bush deployed National Guard troops there in 2006.

According to ABC News, the decision to deploy the troops was made “after months of an interagency review process.”  The same report states that there are currently about 340 troops stationed on the border now.

The Political Insider editorialized that “Immigration reform appears to have the same political dynamics as a tax cut” because two senators sought to cosponsor an amendment to a bill which would pay for the 6,000 National Guardsmen which McCain and others supported.

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  1. Obama will do everything he can to maintain an unsecured/open US-Mexico border because his fellow Jihadists need the paperless entryway.

  2. The official said the National Guard would be used to “provide intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance support,” as well as support “counternarcotics enforcement” and provide “training capacity” until the Border Patrol can bring more officers on board. The additional funding would be used to improve border security technology and increase the number of agents, investigators and prosecutors targeting drug, human and weapons traffickers.

    Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., said he’s heard that “the 1,200 border patrol troops are, in effect, desk jobs.”

    “They aren’t boots on the ground at the border,” he said, adding that “they were not intended to be deployed to the border.”

    “Rather they’ll be investigating, administrative support, maybe training,” he said. “Now that’s all fine…but the real value of the National Guard is to be seen.”

  3. “The decision was made after ‘months’ of an interagency review process.” BS…he saw that 85 percent of Americas believe that Arizona did the right thing and want it to become standard fair for all boarder states….and he can’t stand that. He was counting on this amnesty …I mean “immigration reform” bill passing and all the Hispanic votes that came with it. What he wasn’t counting on was this thing turning into another health care reform bill. NOW..if he passes “immigration reform” it’s going to be the knockout punch to the jaw of the Democratic party….and…. I for one could not be happier.

  4. How does it cost $500 million for 1200 people. That’s more than 400,000 per person. No wonder we’re going broke. We need to vote these idiots out. Forget McCain, he’s about as conservative as Mao.

      1. OK, how many people do you estimate will be needed to have 1200 troops on the border?

        I think the 1200 is a total number, including any support people, but I’m not positive.

  5. 2000 miles of border and 1200 troops.
    Yeah that oughta work!

    It’s just a photo op for Obama is all, and NOW we’ll have to listen to a bunch of baloney about how Obama is serious on border security. The purpose is to be a “bridge to longer-term enhancements” — does anybody even know what thats supposed to mean?

    1. The major lie is that AZ is not 2,000 miles wide at the southern border.
      Mrs. Rondeau replies: Our article stated that the 2,000 miles stretched from San Diego, CA to Brownsville, TX, which includes Arizona but also other states.

    2. Yea…the “bridge to longer-term enhancements” — are being sent in to disrupt AZ’s enforcement efforts and keep the border open for the ‘0s’ fellow ‘Citizens of the World’…..Did you know that Mexicans can NEVER lose their Mexican Nationality status….like the Old British Laws….Mexico does not recognize ‘expatriation’. Dual-citizens are bad enough, but ‘Faux-Citizens’ are un-American.

  6. What a joke. Look, if AP says from their sources,“the plan at this point doesn’t call for the ability to round up suspected illegal immigrants and smugglers” then please tell me what is the point? Sending troops for what? So they can watch the illegals jump fences, litter the desert, carry kilos of pot in back packs and smuggle more illegals to safe houses?

    This impostor, teleprompter reading liar, self indulged, inexperienced Marxists is way out of line. Also today, he is threatening 14 governors with arrest and treason since they still maintain states troops not under Federal law or jurisdiction. This is a very volatile move on his part. Why? Because if state sovereignty rights are threatened by his continued power grabs it has very explosive implications. It almost appears as if he (liar-in-chief) wants conflict to escalate. Perhaps, to install marshal law control. If in fact that is the case, certain states can legally fight from their state military forces against US arm forces ordered by the alleged commander-in-chief. The Lt. Col.Lakin case would be so crucial now to expose this fraud pretender president.
    For the record- I deliberately small case any reference to obummer, barry soetero, his position, his residence, and other related titles. The proper distinction of capitalizing names,proper nouns, offices, etc. is intentionally cast as written, to emphasize the diminished honor, respect, and disdain for the flagrant dishonor he (barry soetero) has brought to the office of POTUS and shame to the citizens of our Republic called the USA.

  7. We need to learn lessons from Europe where they now regret not being more restictive in their immigration policies.

    Further I believe we should place a lighted red stop sign in Lady Liberty’s raised hand before it is too late.

    And further, what’s with the media calling these blankety-blank terrorists “Home Grown”???

    1. Certainly understand the rage that would suggest such action, but I am more inclined to preserve, protect and defend those things that have stood as defining symbols of this Nations greatness.

      Keep the DOOR open to those ‘yearning to be free’, but close the open windows and borders.

      Good fences, good neighbors make.