Skip to comments.Trump wouldn’t be first president to mobilize National Guard for immigration enforcement
Posted on 02/17/2017 11:46:04 AM PST by bobsunshine
....In 2010, former President Barack Obama said he would deploy 1,200 National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border. They were sent to Arizona, Texas, California and New Mexico. While National Guard troops were not authorized to arrest people found to be crossing the border illegally, they helped staff observation posts, monitor surveillance footage and build fences.
In 2006, former President George W. Bush called up 6,000 National Guard troops to California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. They were commissioned to help install border barriers, provide training and assist with border surveillance. The deployment was designed to support Customs and Border Protection agents in executing logistical and administrative support, operating detection systems, providing mobile communications, augmenting border-related intelligence analysis efforts, and building and installing border security infrastructure. Operation Jump Start, as the project was called, hoped to relieve Border Patrol agents from administrative duties so they could instead focus on border security.
(Excerpt) Read more at mcclatchydc.com ...
BE SURE TO ISSUE REAL GUNS AND BULLETS.
DEFINE THE RULES OF ENGAGEMENT.
McClatchy telling the TRUTH????
Maybe Trump’s trip to the woodshed is actually going to do some good with a few of them?
When Bush and Obama used the National Guard it was only for show. They were not intended to actually stop any illegal aliens entering or help deport any already here.
It was only done to make it look like they were doing something about illegal aliens.
Obama’s illegal DACA program is still operating as if it were law.
More unsubstantiated claims
Yeah more of the same. If I were the press spokesman and asked about this I would turn it right back on the idiots and say, you all made this crap up can’t you get anything right?
Not really. The whole National Guard story is a fake. At least, all the people who would be caught lying say there is no call up planned.
"A DHS official told The Daily Beast that the memo the AP cited was an early, pre-decisional draft, that Kelly never approved it, and that the department as a whole never seriously considered it."
GW’s call-up was a joke.
NG came in at about 1500 at a time and stayed for a couple of weeks. They were not allowed to carry loaded weapons and were mostly assigned to paperwork and washing vehicles.
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