Skip to comments.National Guard Troops Deployed to Border Will Not Be Used to Stop Illegal Aliens
Posted on 08/09/2010 2:25:57 PM PDT by La Lydia
The 1,200 National Guard troops that are being deployed incrementally to the southwest border will not be doing direct law enforcement, said U.S. National Guard Bureau Director of Communications Jack Harrison when asked if the forces would be interdicting drugs and undocumented immigrants.
The two mission sets are criminal analysts and enter-identification team, Harrison told CNSNews.com. I can tell you that guardsmen will not be doing direct law enforcement on the southwest border.
In other words, the National Guardsmen will not be used to actually stop and detain illegal aliens trying to sneak across the border into the United States.
Harrison made his comments on Friday during a bloggers roundtable sponsored by the Department of Defense (DOD).
When CNSNews.com asked if the National Guard assessed whether 1,200 troops were adequate to accomplish the mission assigned by the Department of Homeland Security and DOD, Harrison said, DHS and DOD determined the number necessary for this request and I dont have anything further on that part of your question...
On July 19, Gen. Craig McKinley, commander of the National Guard, indicated that although the forces will be armed, they will be limited by rules of engagement that allow them to shoot only in self-defense. "The rules for the use of force will be well-coordinated, and they're the same as our counternarcotics teams that are there now -- for self-preservation only, self-defense only," he said.
Harrison further said that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the DOD were responsible for determining the number of troops to be deployed incrementally along the approximately 2,000-mile southwest border.
This deployment involves up to 1,200 National Guardsmen for up to 365 days or 1 year, and it is scaled based on what DHS requested of DOD and is essentially to allow the hiring and training of approximately 1,000 more agents that is part of a larger plan at DHS for the southwest border, said Harrison.
For heaven’s sake, why deploy them at all? Are they only there to bear witness to the fact that illegals can cross the borders with impunity? We already know that!
More of the same. The troops Bush sent down there didn’t either. We are in many instances fighting one major party in Washington, D. C.
People must vote in Cs and quite voting in Ls.
This is BS we need our country back.
Well, that would be just plain silly, wouldn’t it?
I hope no one will be surprised.... that I’m not surprised.
No shock there...
pencil pushers....are they going to take back the park?
This was announced when the ‘promise’ to deply the 1200 was announced.
Of course not. They’re there to protect the invading barbarians and register them as Democrats.
They will be handing out voter registration cards and welfare eligibility information.
Maybe they’re going to keep them from going back to Mexico.
Returning warriors have guns and blood in their ears and eyes.
All that conditioning and they see a squad of enemy crossing into our camp and .... damn!!
A gun and a death and the whole program blows up.
You know what this means don’t you.They are there for the purpose of keepinng the local ranchers from shooting back at illegal aliens. This is a force designed to protect illegal aliens and to prevent a range war.
All those who trust the federal government--on anything--please raise your right hand now and say "Me!".
** crickets **
what in the hell do we have to do to get this moronski to listen?
Obviously, Obama plans to overwhelm the invaders with laughter.
He will have our troops wear their hats backwards, so that the invaders think the good guys are leaving. While the bad guys are on the ground laughing, we move in and scoop them up. Pure genius.
Even Hillary knows that it takes a village to close a border.