Skip to comments.Napolitano: State and local police may deploy to border
Posted on 06/23/2010 1:03:06 PM PDT by jazusamo
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Wednesday the federal government will move to let state and local police in non-border states rotate down to the border to help local authorities go after smugglers along the U.S.-Mexico line.
In a major policy speech in which she took aim at what she called "bumper sticker" slogans and said the Obama administration has made huge strides on security, Miss Napolitano said the border can be made still more secure and said administration officials are in the middle of "surging" more boots on the ground.
"We are not satisfied. There is more work to do," said Miss Napolitano, a former Arizona governor.
The remarks signal a change in tone for the secretary, who late last year said she believed enough had been done on the border that Congress could turn its attention to legalizing illegal immigrants already in the U.S. The remarks come as President Obama is trying to apply moderate pressure to Congress to pass such an immigration bill this year.
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The blind leading the blind and the border isn't getting sealed, she and Obama aren't even putting up speed bumps.
And where are the invisible 1200 National Guard troops?
CLOSE THE DAM BORDER......NOW. Work on the rest later. It doesn’t take a brain surgeon to figure this out. Basically, they don’t really care and don’t want to fix it.
what do you mean "let"? GTH, Janet... the states and locals can do as they need and please, as you won't do it.
They are going to allow Arizona to borrow officers from other states??
WTH is that? Where are all the Federal officers? ICE, Border Patrol ,FBI, US Marshals.
Zer0 and his cronies are talking about them, I guess.
May I be the first to declare that “the surge has failed” before it begins.
A local cop from backwoods Iowa can go to the border and perform their duties? Too many questions....
Ms. Napolitano has demonstrated she is as willing as McCain and Obama to demagogue this issue.
Does she know she has a national guard contingent at her beck and call? Probably not. Her kind are loathe to consider them for anything productive.
So it’s illegal for Arizona to empower state and local police to enforce border security, but it’s OK for Nappy Napolitano to employer OTHER states’ local and state police to enforce border security.
Is there anyone with a brain in the Obama administration?
Now I get it - it’s a jobs program to keep local police on the payroll.
Now it makes sense.
Well, Barry asked Pelosi for $600 million but, she hasn’t gotten back to him and......
Where are all the Federal officers? ICE, Border Patrol ,FBI, US Marshals.
Stopping the oil spill?
We’re going to see major bloodshed fairly soon.
Of course they don’t care. Zero has ZERO accountability. The more they **** up, the more they can blame the next Republican administration.
And there it is...
Were going to see major bloodshed fairly soon.
Yeah, well, Arizona is a red state so its no skin off of Mr. Skittles nose, as they say. Have you seen the murder rate for Chicago lately? You think a couple of Arizona crackers being capped by international undocumented workers will bother the ONE?
The Police are union members.
“Were going to see major bloodshed fairly soon.”
Would that be before or after we all die of some disease they brought across the border or are killed by Mexican gangs?
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