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Reuters Exclusive: Obama Sends Team to Texas to Assess Need for National Guard Deployment
Reuters ^ | Wednesday, July 23, 2014 | Jeff Mason

Posted on 07/23/2014 7:01:13 PM PDT by kristinn

President Barack Obama has sent a team to Texas to assess whether a U.S. National Guard deployment would help to handle an immigration crisis at the Mexican border, White House officials told Reuters on Wednesday, having so far resisted Republican calls for such a move.

The team, made up of officials from the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security, departed on Tuesday and will be on the ground through Thursday.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; immigration
More at the source link.
1 posted on 07/23/2014 7:01:13 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

So the federal government sends a team to a state to assess if the governor of that state has made the right assessment that the national guard is needed?

I thought our CIC was supposed to protect our borders. All of our borders.


2 posted on 07/23/2014 7:03:17 PM PDT by ladyjane
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To: kristinn

Obama, that paragon of courage, always leading from behind. Can you tell this guy never had a father?


3 posted on 07/23/2014 7:03:57 PM PDT by Obadiah (None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.)
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To: Obadiah

“Obama, that paragon of courage, always leading from behind”

he isn’t going to assess the need for the national guard. he has sent his lackeys to confirm that there is no need for the national guard, but just give him that $3.7B he asked for and all will be well.


4 posted on 07/23/2014 7:05:53 PM PDT by IWONDR
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To: IWONDR

5 posted on 07/23/2014 7:12:23 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: kristinn

Can’t be bothered to do anything, just keeps stalling. But when somebody else finally takes action, he mobilizes that second-guessing team on a moment’s notice.


6 posted on 07/23/2014 7:12:55 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (Hoaxey Dopey Changey)
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To: kristinn

No mention of the political makeup of the “team” of “Officials”.

Certainly there won’t be any bias in their reports to the President. /s


7 posted on 07/23/2014 7:14:15 PM PDT by rockinqsranch ((Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.))
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To: kristinn; Jim Robinson; All
The team, made up of officials from the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security, departed on Tuesday and will be on the ground through Thursday.

Just hope they don't cross paths with JimRob in RGV!

8 posted on 07/23/2014 7:16:49 PM PDT by Jane Long ("And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek")
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list


9 posted on 07/23/2014 7:18:34 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: kristinn

have State’s rights completely disappeared?


10 posted on 07/23/2014 7:21:17 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: kristinn

The team will come to the conclusion that Natl Guard deployment would be of no benefit. Mark my words.

(in the meantime, queue circus music)


11 posted on 07/23/2014 7:23:36 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (Don't be afraid to see what you see. -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: elpadre

“have State’s rights completely disappeared?”

States rights? We are in the middle of having our National Soverignity handed over to the United Nations. The UN is running things on the border, and they won’t stop there. I wish we could worry about States Rights, we are losing our National Rights!

That’s what this charade is all about, and Jarret-Soros and their cute little teleprompter-reader have planned every last bit of it.


12 posted on 07/23/2014 7:31:21 PM PDT by Junk Silver
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To: kristinn

Real American message to TX National Guard: Shoot the inspectors.

Case closed.


13 posted on 07/23/2014 7:32:33 PM PDT by jimjohn (You don't get the kind of government you want, or the kind you need. You get the kind you deserve.)
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To: kristinn

Do they know that the drug smugglers shot at the Border Patrol at the Rio Grande today?

They may see more action than they expect.


14 posted on 07/23/2014 7:32:52 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: prairiebreeze

when the Feds are using federal contractors (GS4 based out if Jupiter, FL) to fly and bus illegals to the border the redistribute them all over the nation do you think they’d agree with the National Guard guarding our borders? Of course not. They’ll issue BS orders to keep citizens from interfering with Feds new amnesty program. Mark my words.


15 posted on 07/23/2014 7:35:50 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: kristinn

Just like the BP Gulf Oil disaster, Obama waits until the damage is irreversible before taking any action, and that action is solely to achieve a political goal, not actually solve the problem.


16 posted on 07/23/2014 7:36:32 PM PDT by jdub (A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.)
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To: RightGeek

Priceless!


17 posted on 07/23/2014 7:49:59 PM PDT by Fantasywriter (Any attempt to do forensic work using Internet artifacts is fraught with pitfalls. JoeProbono)
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To: kristinn

He may want to send them there to guarantee that the surge will continue.


18 posted on 07/23/2014 8:01:53 PM PDT by odawg
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To: Obadiah
Obama, that paragon of courage, always leading from behind. Can you tell this guy never had a father?

I don't think he had a mother, I believe a crow laid him on a fence post.

19 posted on 07/23/2014 8:02:54 PM PDT by c-b 1 (Reporting from behind enemy lines, in occupied AZTLAN.)
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To: kristinn

Leading from the rear, again.


20 posted on 07/23/2014 8:03:24 PM PDT by logitech (It is time.)
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To: kristinn

I hate this POS administration and can’t wait until 20 Jan 2017.


21 posted on 07/23/2014 8:06:13 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: kristinn
The only mission is to FIND FAULT with the National Guard deployment.

22 posted on 07/23/2014 8:08:27 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: c-b 1

A herpetologist posited that he was hatched from an egg,
but believed the mother was reptilian.
And named ‘Valerie.’


23 posted on 07/23/2014 8:13:15 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: kristinn
I suspect the “findings” will be that the TX has no right to deploy. That will create a big Constitutional question and could be the final blow to the republican form of government.

I also would charge back whether the use of military bases is appropriate and legal for civilian use. Posse Comitatus in reverse?

24 posted on 07/23/2014 8:13:49 PM PDT by llevrok (Straight. Since 1950.)
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To: kristinn

Obama>The border has never been more secure.
In fact, hundreds of Children evade our border security measures, gaining access to the US....of wait


25 posted on 07/23/2014 8:18:33 PM PDT by Steven Tyler
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To: kristinn

26 posted on 07/23/2014 8:21:34 PM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: ArmstedFragg

He’s going to take over Perry’s troops.


27 posted on 07/23/2014 8:51:18 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (Liberals were raised by women or wimps. And they're all stupid.)
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To: Nachum

Lawyers to prevent border security. Got to ask what his motive is?


28 posted on 07/23/2014 8:58:27 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: Jane Long

What Homeland Security. We don’t have any.


29 posted on 07/23/2014 8:59:45 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: VerySadAmerican

In the Rodney King riots in 92, the Governor called out the California National Guard, which partnered with the Sheriffs Department in performing law enforcement duties. Shortly thereafter, Bush 1 sent in Federal troops. As part of his action, he federalized the National Guard, which immediately prevented them from providing assistance in enforcement duties because of the Posse Comitatus Act. Essentially, they were no longer able to perform about 90% of the duties they’d been performing.

Could be Obie’s thinking of something like that.


30 posted on 07/23/2014 9:04:00 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (Hoaxey Dopey Changey)
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To: Obadiah

When leading from behind it is important to encourage others to hurry up and get ahead


31 posted on 07/23/2014 9:07:21 PM PDT by woofie
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To: rockinqsranch
Name that team: 3 "we know better than the boots on the ground" State Dept. apologists and 5 "dude" guys from the Obama campaign staff.

vaudine

32 posted on 07/23/2014 9:21:11 PM PDT by vaudine
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To: Obadiah
Can you tell this guy never had a father?

That is supposed to make you the man of the house. Taking care of your siblings. Obama's problems are that he never ever left campaign mode. You do not have to make decisions while in campaign mode. All you have to do is vote present. And that is what he is doing now. Voting present in Texas.

33 posted on 07/23/2014 9:42:16 PM PDT by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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To: kristinn
Realizes Perry is making him look bad.
34 posted on 07/23/2014 9:59:45 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: ladyjane
No, Obama heard on the news that the NG can be deployed with orders to just stand there and
watch the illegals walk by. Obama can live with that kind of helping out.
35 posted on 07/23/2014 10:15:03 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: kristinn

ME TOO!!

he’s such a phony pos


36 posted on 07/23/2014 11:03:57 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: jsanders2001
using federal contractors (GS4 based out if Jupiter, FL")

would you happen to know the name of the contractor. I would appreciate any information you could share with me....thx.

37 posted on 07/23/2014 11:39:17 PM PDT by true believer forever (Lord, Give me this mountain.)
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To: kristinn
Have the Texas Department of Public Safety detain them until they can be flown out, space available, on a TXANG 136th Air Wing C-130.
38 posted on 07/24/2014 1:21:22 AM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: kristinn

It’d be nice if he stopped ASSessing and actually did something positive for a change.

Every time he gets caught with his pants down, he starts lying. Blatantly.


39 posted on 07/24/2014 10:54:46 AM PDT by jimt (Fear is the darkroom where negatives are developed.)
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To: kristinn

ROTFLOL. Sure he is.


40 posted on 07/24/2014 11:38:41 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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