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?
Whooping cough - http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2540308/posts
Nothing but words, just words. Talkie talkie
Close; see post #22
It’s not about using the right people, Post #22 has the answer.
Now why would they do that, it would work, such is not the goal. This is about getting two things, first assisting Mexico to maintain an Oligarchy while reducing the pressure of Mexican problems, second managing a desired, pliable and controllable national population see post #22.
Exactly. I think she’s just tossing out a bone so that people have some (incorrect) idea that they are actually seeking solutions.
National Guard always belonged to the State Governors until a national need (i.e., war).
With this Administration they belong to the Federal Government and the Governors must ask permission to use them. I wonder why the NG are paid with checks from the State Treasury, when not mobilized by the federal government?
Maybe we need to send some returning combat troops from Iraq and Afghanistan directly to the border. Let them shoot it out with the banditos, etc and see if their ‘war training’ equips them to beat the drug lords.
I am sick of hearing about the banditos or whom ever shooting across the border into Texas homes.
This is a very very bad idea. It “federalizes” police. Police is a community and state function. Moving police power to the federal zone is a direct attack on freedom. Send the troops as promised.
No DAMNED shortcuts.
Sending officers from other states to see to it that the immigrants can cross unmolested?
NOTHING will be done. He isn’t even good at lying.
I have an idea. Round up all the swat teams with all their paramilitary goodies and send them to the border to play with their toys. No more dogs shot in no knock raids and they can see what it is like to be shot at.
I like that. The wannabee’s cab be bee’s
until the national guard is called up for federal service, their commander is the governor. so brewer could deploy arizona national guard troops on the border. they could hold signs saying CALIFORNIA CROSSING THIS WAY
How nice of her. That's up to the bordering States. I'll bet if Arizona issued a "call up the militia" they'd get enough volunteers that they wouldn't need help from other states. It would also be a nice reminder to Washington that the States call the shots - not them.
But of course! No cost to the Feds, this way.
Good question, earlier.
Where are those NG troops?
The blind leading the blind and the border isn’t getting sealed”
BS about the blind leading the blind.
They know what they’re doing and they don’t want the border closed.
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1. Corrupt the young; get them away from religion. Get them interested in sex. Make them superficial; destroy their ruggedness.
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