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Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) to send up to 1,000 Nat'l Guardsmen to border

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by thisnumbersdisconnected, Jul 21, 2014.

  1. thisnumbersdisconnected

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    If Obama won't do it, governors along the southern border will have to.
     
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    Revmitchell Well-Known Member
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    Carpo already posted this.
     
  3. thisnumbersdisconnected

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    I actually beat him by one minute. :laugh:
     
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    Mods ... take down or merge w/carpro's thread, please.
     
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    Not enough. MANY Mexicans illegally here stand on corners like prostitutes hoping to get picked up for the day and law enforcement does nada.
     
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    I agree with Jedi!

    One thousand soldiers is a beginning, but, it is not anywhere enough to stem the tide of the southern rush to America.

    Realistically, we need ten times that number stretching from California to Texas. And they need to be empowered to stop the illegal, and make them go back without any assistance of any kind from this side of the border. If any need medical assistance, they can find it in Mexico!

    Mexico is not a nation of poor people and it is not a poor government. Before these people are allowed to step on America's soil, they must be turned back, and force Mexico to do what ever is needed, after all they spent several days on Mexican soil, to get to Americas military guarded borders!
     
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    Two years ago, we needed 6,000 more Border Patrol officers to control the border. I'm sure by now we need a couple thousand more. Still, 1,000 armed and armored National Guardsmen are going to have their effect on illegals crossing the river. Border Patrolmen are dressed like the illegals' home town police officers. Heavily armed soldiers could give them a second thought. Not likely all of them, but some of them. It'll be interesting to see what the Guardsmen's orders are from the Texas commandant.
     
  8. Max Fenster

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    IIRC, the reform bill that passed the Senate doubles the border patrol to over 40,000 agents.
     
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    Window dressing.

    It won't matter how many border patrol agents we have with Obama as president.

    He won't let them enforce the law.
     
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    Not quite. Current levels are 21,000 officers, but that includes command staff and detention center support personnel. There are only 6,000 officers actually on patrol. The additional officers would have brought the total to 38,400, and the Border Patrol agents themselves have serious doubts about those additions. As the Washington Times reported last year, there aren't enough facilities, there isn't a big enough vehicle or fuel budget, there aren't even enough uniforms for the current level of 21,000 agents. And the Obama administration is constantly harping at Border Patrol commanders about how much is paid out in overtime. President Bush warned as he left office that the Border Patrol needed a much larger budget, not to hire patrolmen, but to make sure they had the equipment they needed and provided the necessary training. Since then, under Obama, the BP has become more concerned about quantity -- as reflected in last year's bill -- vs. quality of enforcement and education of the officers providing it.

    Numbers don't mean better enforcement. In this case, it would have meant bigger screw ups by people who weren't qualified for what they were doing and weren't equipped to do it better.
     
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    Perry is a fool, and sending armed soldiers to confront refugee children is a reprehensible act. What'll we have next? Armed forces shooting children?
     
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