Skip to comments.National Guard troops to deploy to Arizona border on Monday; they'll be armed for self-defense
Posted on 08/27/2010 3:14:55 PM PDT by markomalley
The first of 532 National Guard troops are set to begin their mission in the southern Arizona desert on Monday under President Barack Obama's plan to beef up U.S.-Mexico border security, although they won't have any law enforcement authority.
Authorities would not say how many troops would start Monday, but said waves of them will be deploying every Monday until all 532 are on the Arizona border, likely by the end of September. In May, Obama ordered 1,200 National Guard troops to boost security along the border.
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has said the first of 224 National Guard troops allocated for his state have finished their training and are expected to be deployed to the state's border on Wednesday. Troops will also be stationed in New Mexico and Texas.
The troops will be "extra eyes and ears" for U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents, and though they will have guns for self-defense, they will not have the authority to arrest anyone, said Arizona National Guard spokesman Lt. Valentine Castillo.
He said if troops spot illegal immigrants, they must report them to the Border Patrol, whose agents would make the arrest.
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a damn joke.
Maybe they will do a citizen’s arrest.
It's going to take a month to move 532 men and supplies? Wow, how useless is the POS that calls itself our President?
Perhaps they should be issued new iPads, so they can “Friend” all the new arrivals on the Obama Facebook page.
Let me get this straight. Obama is sending troops for decorative reasons until after the election.
The troops have no authority to do anything except rat out illegals to the border patrol who can’t do much of anything either.
Either the people in the White House are pretty stupid or they think we are pretty stupid.
Where has all logic and reason gone?
How about national defense?
“National Guard troops to deploy to Arizona border on Monday; they’ll be armed for self-defense”
Obama and Napolitano have already assured us they’ll be doing nothing.
“They’ll be armed for self-defense.”
Translation: They’ll walk around wearing sandwich boards that read “Please Don’t Hurt Me.” In Spanish.
Exactly like the Minutemen who gathered down here 3 years ago...
They will be armed?? Under the same rules of engagement that our fighting forces are ham strung with?
How about shoot to kill? Free, live round, target practice.
“they won’t have any law enforcement authority.”
THEN THIS IS ALL FOR SHOW!
An ACLU attorney will be assigned to each soldier to prevent immigrant travelers` rights fom being violated.
Each soldier is subject to prosecution and punishment if attempting to enforce any federal laws or infringing any immigrant travelers cross-border movements.
Guardsmen are allowed to plead the 5th Amendment in their own defense.
Immigrant travelers are allowed to invoke police brutality statutes if touched by any Guards.
You're expecting "logic" and "reason" from liberals/socialists??? Liberalism/socialism is a mental illness! Asking for "Logic" and "reason" from those afflicted with the mental illness that is liberalism/socialism is asking for what never was and what can never be. Remember, when they're in charge and reality and their vision of "utopia" collide, it is reality that must be changed to "fit" their vision.
One word needed fixing.
It’s going to take a month to move 532 men and supplies? Wow, how useless is the POS that calls itself our President?
“Former President George W. Bush sent 6,000 National Guard troops to the border in June 2006, and they also had no arrest power. Those troops were pulled out in July 2008.”
Not enough to make an impact? Summer break?
No authority to defend this country from invasion?!