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Obama weighs sending National Guard to border
CNN ^ | July 24, 2014 | By Halimah Abdullah, CNN

Posted on 07/24/2014 10:43:37 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

The Obama administration, after initially resisting the idea, is weighing whether to deploy National Guard troops to the southern border to help address a surge of migrant youth from Central America, many of them unaccompanied, a White House official told CNN.

The Pentagon and the Department of Health and Human Services sent a team earlier this week to assess Border Patrol efforts in the Rio Grande Valley, the official said, where tens of thousands of children have poured into the United States this year.

The administration's latest efforts in what most agree is a humanitarian crisis come as Washington struggles to address the matter with little optimism for a solution before Congress breaks for its month-long August recess.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; border; bordersecurity; childillegals; illegalaliens; illegalsinvasion; invasion; nationalguard

1 posted on 07/24/2014 10:43:37 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Even IF he sends them, he will probably send them with fly swatters.


2 posted on 07/24/2014 10:46:15 AM PDT by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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Nope, he’ll send ‘em to make sure no one gets in their way or tries to stop ‘em from getting here.


3 posted on 07/24/2014 10:48:51 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

If the fool does send them to the border he should send them to New Mexico border because that is where they are crossing now they found out Perry has put troops on Texas borders..To bad moron didn’t stop his new voters before now since we will be fighting off disease when these kids start school.


4 posted on 07/24/2014 10:50:34 AM PDT by PLD
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The Guard will do nothing. Support is stupid. Need to be fully armed and patrol all border entry points. Order should be if shot at return hell fire. Perry, sorry but you have done literally nothing.


5 posted on 07/24/2014 10:51:11 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
The filthy sodomite must have gotten a look at the latest polls on immigration.It being an election year and all.
6 posted on 07/24/2014 10:53:11 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The ONLY reason Obama is even talking about this option is because his “it’s for the children” ploy didn’t work and most of America is tired of being overrun by illegal immigrants! Real America knows that his “recovery” is a joke setup by the propaganda of the MSM. They know there are no good paying jobs being created, so they are PISSED that Obama is allowing MORE illegals to come here, suppress our wages, and take what few jobs are left for the taking!

If the MSM had done a better job of propaganda on this subject for Obama, he wouldn’t have to ACT like he wants to end the illegal invasion!


7 posted on 07/24/2014 10:54:03 AM PDT by ExTxMarine (PRAYER: It's the only HOPE for real CHANGE in America!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Obviously NOT to strengthen the borders, but to eliminate those who are trying to strengthen them.


8 posted on 07/24/2014 10:54:22 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The slaves that we call State governors
are not supposed to act in a way that
obliges the Emperor to react.


9 posted on 07/24/2014 10:56:02 AM PDT by WKTimpco
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Funny how all the fence jumpers look like white middle class manufacturing sector workers from the south.


10 posted on 07/24/2014 11:04:30 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: SMARTY

“Rules of Engagement” are what you have to watch with the Obama White House.


11 posted on 07/24/2014 11:06:20 AM PDT by Tallguy
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I doubt if Congress might once, this time, in view of all the problems, just cut the recess down, stay on the job longer?

i.e. Take a 2 week summer vacation, like others do if they are fortunate.

Maybe by doing so, they would be in positions, to tell Obama to stay on the job more, too.

Set an example for him.


12 posted on 07/24/2014 11:08:50 AM PDT by truth_seeker
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The “me too” president has just bolstered the leadership qualities of Governor Rick Perry!

Obama, when nothing else will do, he leads from behind.


13 posted on 07/24/2014 11:11:43 AM PDT by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
New mission for the National Guard:


14 posted on 07/24/2014 11:12:17 AM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Remember Obama in the debates? "I have a bracelet too!"

This is Governor Perry showing Obama what a President is supposed to do, and Obama reacting.

15 posted on 07/24/2014 11:12:51 AM PDT by grobdriver (Where is Wilson Blair when you need him?)
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To: Tallguy

Who ever he sends will have NO authority and NO order to stop or detain anyone. Bank on THAT!

And to make it worse, “O” will go down there and mug for the cameras with them AS IF it is a timely and effective step!


16 posted on 07/24/2014 11:13:22 AM PDT by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: SMARTY

Is he going to send the National Guard out there with cork pop guns and forbid them to fire if attacked?

Will they be made to wear uniforms with targets painted on them?


17 posted on 07/24/2014 11:19:28 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The do nothing fraud will do nothing. A waste of human excrement.


18 posted on 07/24/2014 11:29:23 AM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: VRWC For Truth

“The do nothing fraud will do nothing”

isn’t Zero still looking into the Keystone Pipeline too? (years have passed during his look)? “looking into” is translated into “it’ll be a loooonnnng look” and then he’ll still do nothing


19 posted on 07/24/2014 11:36:08 AM PDT by Mrs. B.S. Roberts
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To: PATRIOT1876

Ha!


20 posted on 07/24/2014 12:20:26 PM PDT by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: SMARTY

If the administration federalizes the National Guard, it’ll be with the knowledge that the Posse Comitatus law will thereupon prohibit them from performing any useful enforcement function.

In other words: It’s a Ploy.


21 posted on 07/24/2014 12:20:36 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (Hoaxey Dopey Changey)
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To: ArmstedFragg

That will be interesting if any of those guards personnel are hurt or killed in the process.


22 posted on 07/24/2014 12:37:09 PM PDT by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Obama’s National Guard will be diaper changers, set up soccer games, hand out clothing and candy etc. Whereas the only solution is to order the illegals to return and if they don’t chain them and send them back to Mexico.


23 posted on 07/24/2014 12:54:27 PM PDT by kenmcg (b)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Obama’s National Guard will be diaper changers, set up soccer games, hand out clothing and candy etc. Whereas the only solution is to order the illegals to return and if they don’t chain them and send them back to Mexico.


24 posted on 07/24/2014 12:55:24 PM PDT by kenmcg (b)
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