National Guard at border cut to about 300

National Guard at border cut to about 300

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration will keep a reduced contingent of National Guard troops working along the Mexican border for the next year, the Defense Department said Tuesday.

Starting in January, the force of 1,200 National Guard troops at the border will be reduced to fewer than 300 at a cost of about $60 million, said Paul Stockton, assistant secretary of defense for homeland defense.

The remaining troops will shift their focus from patrolling the border on the ground looking for illegal immigrants and smugglers to aerial surveillance missions using military helicopters and airplanes equipped with high-tech radar and other gear. Exactly where those troops will fly or how many aircraft will be used has not been decided, he said.

“We are basically going from boots on the ground to boots in the air,” said David Aguilar, deputy commissioner for Customs and Border Protection.

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National Guard at border cut to about 300

If the following paragraph is true:

The border’s total length is 3,169 km (1,969 mi), according to figures given by the International Boundary and Water Commission. It is the most frequently crossed international border in the world, with approximately three hundred fifty million (350,000,000) crossings per year. SOURCE

Then simple math tells us that there will be ONE National Guard troop every 6.563 miles.

That’s a long ways between troops.

Granted, there is supposed to be more air cover, but if you can’t get troops and/or ICE, on scene, in very short order, those that do cross the border, whether it be the honest, hard working Mexicans that only want the jobs that WE won’t do that we hear so much about, or be it drug cartels, terrorists, or who knows what other nefarious cretins, if they are not stopped in short order, they WILL disappear into the landscape and be GONE!

I can’t help but think that this may be the actual intent of the U.S. government, not just the Obama administration, but of the entire U.S. government for many years past.

Border Patrol Chief Michael Fisher said his agency is working on identifying the “areas of greatest concern” along the border — areas that include Arizona and South Texas — and will station troops and aircraft accordingly.

OK, the part about ONE troop every 6.563 miles is a stretch, the current resources will be stationed and patrolling “areas of greatest concern”.

I feel a lot better now.

Does our government think these border jumpers are stupid? Because here is a fact, they are NOT stupid, they are desperate, and desperate people employ desperate tactics. Does the government not realize that once these “areas of greatest concern” are identified, the border jumpers will merely find another place to cross?

As I said, I do NOT blame only Barack Hussein Obama, the last time a President took any action that even remotely looked like an earnest effort at taking on immigration problems was in the early 1950’s via Operation Wetback, since then the only thing our leaders have done is pander to these invaders.

President Barack Obama ordered a second round of Guard troops to the border last year, with the first of those troops arriving in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas in August 2010. President George W. Bush first ordered Guard troops to the southern from 2006 to 2008. They were supposed to be in place for about a year but Obama extended the deployment earlier this year. The smaller force is now expected to remain until the end of 2012.

Even the great Ronald Reagan screwed up on illegals when he signed the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 and ever since, right or wrong, it has been known as The Reagan Amnesty plan.

Border security IS possible, but none of the current GOP candidates will effectively secure the border. Barack Hussein Obama won’t fully secure the border, his predecessors didn’t do it, and no one on the horizon has the fortitude to do it.

Status quo…

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11 Responses to National Guard at border cut to about 300

  1. Katie says:

    There is only one reason why Obama is doing this. He needs the new voters to be re-elected.

  2. mrchuck says:

    Katie is absolutely correct!

    Illegal ID’s is the first thing they buy when in the USA.
    The ID’s look really good.

  3. Bluto says:

    When the illegals are identified from the air, our planes will drop specialized “Welcome Bombs” – a welcome to America care package. Care packages will include several cans of spray paint; chisels, bolt cutters and other tools of thievery; tatoo ink & needles; detailed instructions in Spanish of how to avoid using trash receptacles; and high-powered boom-boxes equipped with Ooom-Pahhh fiesta music. Of course due to cost overruns, the English language course could not be included…well other than the translation for “Food Stamps”.

    • TexasFred says:

      Not exactly the BOMB I would drop… :twisted:

    • NativeSon says:

      They need to include a pamplet (in the Welcome Bomb) that tells them used TP goes IN the toilet in this country!!! Was in a “stop and rob” in Mexicallas yesterday and the bathroom was UNBELIEVABLE!!!

      • NativeSon says:

        For those unfamiliar with geography–Mexicallas is a large city from whence the NFL Team with a star on their helmet get their names…I was going to say the “Mexican part of Dallas,” but other than the African part there is NO OTHER PART ANYMORE….

        • TexasFred says:

          I’m about 10 years older than NativeSon but I actually remember a Dallas that was a decent place, but it was a LONG time ago…

          Mexicallas and Afrocallas…. Damn, we need that in GPS unit… :P

          Entering Mexicallas in 100 feet, recalculating to Spanish… Please stand by…:twisted:

  4. And people wonder why I say Bluto for President!

  5. Bluto says:

    Honestly, we’re so hosed here. It’s going to take a hell of a lot more action than enforcing the border. It’s like all of Southern California has already been annexed to Mexico already. Ha, as if the border will ever be enforced. My city has a full time graffiti abatement team and they can’t seem to stop all the Canadian Senior-Citizens from tagging everything in sight…ya know, because it’s the retirees not the illegals causin’ all the trouble. Nobody likes the truth here, can’t blame squat on the Mexicans, it’s not PC.

  6. Then there’s the New Haven, Connecticut mayor who wants illegals to be able to vote in town elections.

    Of course, he’s a Demorat.

    So just WHY is it that only Demorats want illegals to vote?

    Oh yeah, that’s right, more Free Cheese in exchange for FREE VOTES.

    BZ

  7. Bunkerville says:

    Obama needs to have a whole lot more guns over here so he can justify cracking down on gun sales. Just saying.

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