Skip to comments.Border Charade
Posted on 05/26/2010 5:39:15 PM PDT by Kaslin
Security: After letting Mexico's president trash Arizona's immigration law and his immigration enforcement chief say he won't enforce it, the president wants to send a token National Guard contingent to the border.
There's something disingenuous about the president's plan to deploy 1,200 National Guard troops to the Arizona border to help the Border Patrol catch illegal aliens.
His director of immigration and customs enforcement, John Morton, has said he might not enforce immigration crimes reported by Arizona officials, though the state's new law merely copies federal law. Morton is director of ICE, not chief justice of the Supreme Court. He was not rebuked by his boss.
Keep in mind that both Attorney General Eric Holder and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano have attacked the Arizona law that both admitted they hadn't read. And when the president and members of his administration applaud Mexican President Felipe Calderon's interference in our internal affairs, we can be forgiven for thinking he is not serious about border security.
As Sen. Jeff Sessions said, Obama's request for Guard deployment would be a good first step if it were "followed with a commitment to vigorous work-site enforcement, full cooperation with state and local law enforcement officials, strong support for completion of the border fence and all other necessary border measures." Instead, we get talk of "comprehensive immigration reform," administration newspeak for amnesty and a new host of likely Democratic voters.
That Obama didn't bother to tell Arizona's embattled and courageous governor about his plans is also noteworthy. His administration is too busy criticizing her enforcement of federal law, which Obama, with Calderon at his side, called a "misdirected effort."
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I’d like to know where the freakin’ pubbies are on this, off somewhere yakking with Steele probably and dreaming up new and creative ways to lose. Bunch of nutless wonders.
The Pubbies are just right-wing Leftists. What do you expect?
Plug the damn hole on our border, Barry0!
The 1200 desk jockeys the Liar-in-Chief intends to send to the four border states is laughable. Three hundred “administrative” National Guardsmen will do absolutely nothing to change the situation in our wide-open southwestern border. It’s a shame that the Guard is being used as this coward’s fig leaf for the fall elections.
“the president wants to send a token National Guard contingent to the border.”
I thought this had already been done and the National Guard had NO authority except to be shot at or had rocks thrown at them-—rather like what it’s getting down to with our soldiers in the ME. If obamination can’t defund our defense, he’ll do his best to eliminate them by other measures.
The District of Criminals isn’t, but Americans are.
>What if there was a private fund raising drive, (by FR?) that was tax-deductible, to finance the construction of a border wall like this?<
The environmental impact studies alone would tie things up for decades...
The bureaucrats will be the death of this country just like China 1000 years ago.
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