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National Guard Troops Deployed to Border Will Not Be Used to Stop Illegal Aliens
CNS News ^ | August 8, 2010 | EDWIN MORA

Posted on 08/09/2010 2:25:57 PM PDT by La Lydia

The 1,200 National Guard troops that are being deployed incrementally to the southwest border “will not be doing direct law enforcement,” said U.S. National Guard Bureau Director of Communications Jack Harrison when asked if the forces would be interdicting drugs and undocumented immigrants.

“The two mission sets are criminal analysts and enter-identification team,” Harrison told CNSNews.com. “I can tell you that guardsmen will not be doing direct law enforcement on the southwest border.”

In other words, the National Guardsmen will not be used to actually stop and detain illegal aliens trying to sneak across the border into the United States.

Harrison made his comments on Friday during a “bloggers roundtable” sponsored by the Department of Defense (DOD).

When CNSNews.com asked if the National Guard assessed whether 1,200 troops were adequate to accomplish the mission assigned by the Department of Homeland Security and DOD, Harrison said, “DHS and DOD determined the number necessary for this request and I don’t have anything further on that part of your question...”

On July 19, Gen. Craig McKinley, commander of the National Guard, indicated that although the forces will be armed, they will be limited by rules of engagement that allow them to shoot only in self-defense. "The rules for the use of force will be well-coordinated, and they're the same as our counternarcotics teams that are there now -- for self-preservation only, self-defense only," he said.

Harrison further said that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the DOD were responsible for determining the number of troops to be deployed incrementally along the approximately 2,000-mile southwest border.

“This deployment involves up to 1,200 National Guardsmen for up to 365 days or 1 year, and it is scaled based on what DHS requested of DOD and is essentially to allow the hiring and training of approximately 1,000 more agents that is part of a larger plan at DHS for the southwest border,” said Harrison.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bhodhs; bordersecurity; drugtrafficking; elections; illegals; immigration; invasion; mexico; nationalguard; obama; palin; smokeandmirrors; violence
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For. Crying. Out. Loud.
1 posted on 08/09/2010 2:26:00 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia

2 posted on 08/09/2010 2:28:16 PM PDT by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality: Marxism is Evil.)
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To: La Lydia

For heaven’s sake, why deploy them at all? Are they only there to bear witness to the fact that illegals can cross the borders with impunity? We already know that!


3 posted on 08/09/2010 2:28:18 PM PDT by Allison_Wonderland
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To: La Lydia

More of the same. The troops Bush sent down there didn’t either. We are in many instances fighting one major party in Washington, D. C.

People must vote in Cs and quite voting in Ls.


4 posted on 08/09/2010 2:28:24 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Latest most accurate Az Poll to date, of 14 likely voters: McCain 137%, Hayworth -37% (+/- 92%))
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To: La Lydia

This is BS we need our country back.


5 posted on 08/09/2010 2:28:30 PM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: La Lydia; Silly

Well, that would be just plain silly, wouldn’t it?


6 posted on 08/09/2010 2:28:41 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 562 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: La Lydia

I hope no one will be surprised.... that I’m not surprised.


7 posted on 08/09/2010 2:28:41 PM PDT by Gator113 (Beauty will devour the Beast in 2012....)
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To: La Lydia

No shock there...


8 posted on 08/09/2010 2:28:51 PM PDT by piytar (Those who never learned that peace and freedom are rare will be taught by reality.)
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To: La Lydia

pencil pushers....are they going to take back the park?


9 posted on 08/09/2010 2:30:01 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: Gator113

This was announced when the ‘promise’ to deply the 1200 was announced.

Desk jobs.


10 posted on 08/09/2010 2:31:44 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: La Lydia

Of course not. They’re there to protect the invading barbarians and register them as Democrats.


11 posted on 08/09/2010 2:31:55 PM PDT by Little Ray (The Gods of the Copybook Headings with terror and slaughter return!)
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To: La Lydia

They will be handing out voter registration cards and welfare eligibility information.


12 posted on 08/09/2010 2:32:54 PM PDT by Carley (For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: La Lydia

Maybe they’re going to keep them from going back to Mexico.


13 posted on 08/09/2010 2:33:58 PM PDT by Aria ( "The US republic will endure until Congress discovers it can bribe the public with the people's $.")
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To: Allison_Wonderland
Not good.

Returning warriors have guns and blood in their ears and eyes.

All that conditioning and they see a squad of enemy crossing into our camp and .... damn!!

No gun.


Or


A gun and a death and the whole program blows up.

14 posted on 08/09/2010 2:34:31 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: paulycy
Oh no, they joke, right. Come on we could see this coming. The fed. government will do NOTHING to stop illegals. They need those future votes. Brown is the new black to the democrats. They will exploit them as they did the blacks then blame Republicans. Deja vu.
15 posted on 08/09/2010 2:35:16 PM PDT by Bitsy
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To: La Lydia; Beckwith

You know what this means don’t you.They are there for the purpose of keepinng the local ranchers from shooting back at illegal aliens. This is a force designed to protect illegal aliens and to prevent a range war.


16 posted on 08/09/2010 2:35:37 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama .......yes......is a fascist... ..He meets every diagnostic of history.)
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To: La Lydia
Well for heavens sake, we can't have all of those armed troops running around actually stopping the illegal alien invasion of the United States. Hell no, that would disrupt the flow of new Rat voters...

All those who trust the federal government--on anything--please raise your right hand now and say "Me!".

** crickets **

17 posted on 08/09/2010 2:36:02 PM PDT by Czar (NRA Life Member)
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To: Candor7

Pretty much.


18 posted on 08/09/2010 2:36:11 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia

what in the hell do we have to do to get this moronski to listen?


19 posted on 08/09/2010 2:42:34 PM PDT by Mr. K (Physically unable to proofreed (<---oops! see?))
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To: La Lydia

Obviously, Obama plans to overwhelm the invaders with laughter.

He will have our troops wear their hats backwards, so that the invaders think the good guys are leaving. While the bad guys are on the ground laughing, we move in and scoop them up. Pure genius.

Even Hillary knows that it takes a village to close a border.


20 posted on 08/09/2010 2:44:13 PM PDT by Gator113 (Beauty will devour the Beast in 2012....)
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To: La Lydia

One group will be rounding them up after they have been interdicted and the other will be registering them as Democrats so they can vote in November.


21 posted on 08/09/2010 2:44:36 PM PDT by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all that needs to be done needs to be done by the government)
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To: onyx

I figured out what the wise One is doing... see post #20. ;>)


22 posted on 08/09/2010 2:46:59 PM PDT by Gator113 (Beauty will devour the Beast in 2012....)
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To: La Lydia

Maybe they can direct pregnant Mexicans to the nearest maternity ward.


23 posted on 08/09/2010 2:52:35 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: La Lydia

They are there strictly for political cover for the traitor-in-chief. They have orders to DO NOTHING.

LLS


24 posted on 08/09/2010 2:54:06 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: paulycy

I really tried to read through the article to see what the NatGuard troops will do to no avail?


25 posted on 08/09/2010 2:58:04 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Gator113

ROFL. Yes, that’s excellent!


26 posted on 08/09/2010 2:58:32 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: knarf
So, in your eyes, our troops returning from the Middle East are blood-crazed mass murderers that, if given weapons and live ammo and sent to the border, will be responsible for a bloodbath? Is that really what you're saying? Please tell me you're not.

Scouts out! Cavalry Ho!

27 posted on 08/09/2010 2:59:03 PM PDT by wku man (Steel yourselves, patriots, and be ready. Won't be long now....)
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To: paulycy

Dems give is failure Janets.


28 posted on 08/09/2010 2:59:03 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Every report I’ve ever heard says that the troops will be administrative and not used for “enforcement of the border.”

Political pawns instead of soldiers.

Arrrrgh. :0/


29 posted on 08/09/2010 2:59:44 PM PDT by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality: Marxism is Evil.)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

“Dems give is failure Janets.”

???


30 posted on 08/09/2010 3:02:05 PM PDT by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality: Marxism is Evil.)
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To: paulycy

31 posted on 08/09/2010 3:12:30 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Carley

“They will be handing out voter registration cards and welfare eligibility information”

Along with water, candy bars and maps to major cities outside Arizona.


32 posted on 08/09/2010 3:14:13 PM PDT by NeverForgetBataan (To the German Commander: ..........................NUTS !)
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To: paulycy
I never saw the typo, sorry

I meant... Dems give us failure Janets


33 posted on 08/09/2010 3:27:01 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Allison_Wonderland

No, the troops are there to investigate and assess the exact nature of the insurrection in AZ, so that the Federal Government will know who to arrest and where to send troops when the state’s righters go for a ‘2nd amendment solution.” POTUS duties include the duty to preserve the union and keep the peace.


34 posted on 08/09/2010 3:27:50 PM PDT by IzzyIdol (I used to be Snow White and then I drifted. - Mae West)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

AHA! (I was a little worried about you there for a minute... ;0)


35 posted on 08/09/2010 3:29:55 PM PDT by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality: Marxism is Evil.)
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To: wku man

Of course not, but consider the inner turmoil of being home, being invaded and can’t do anything.


36 posted on 08/09/2010 3:33:02 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: paulycy

LOL Even when I got the wording correct it was gibberish from my head. i e... incomplete sentence LOL I am not an English teacher don’t worry!


37 posted on 08/09/2010 3:33:48 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: La Lydia

WHEN ARE WE PATRIOTS GOING TO OVERTHROW THIS CORRUPT, FASCIST AND DEGENERATE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT?


38 posted on 08/09/2010 3:37:57 PM PDT by Ronbo1948
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To: La Lydia

Well, wait just a second here... what exactly did we expect armed troops to do on our southern border? Did anybody really think they were being put there to start just machine-gunning women and children running across the border? Setting claymores?

Really?


39 posted on 08/09/2010 3:38:51 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

It’s all good.

Funny, but good. :0)


40 posted on 08/09/2010 3:39:27 PM PDT by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality: Marxism is Evil.)
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To: knarf
I can't think of anyone more qualified to patrol our borders than troops who have been in combat, and will be able to react aggressively and decisively when they come under fire from the narco terrorists, and their Mexican Army and police employees. Killing a few, or several dozens of them is exactly what we need to show the coyotes, drug smugglers, rape tree "farmers", and illegal scumbag aliens we're serious about keeping them out of our nation.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

41 posted on 08/09/2010 3:43:22 PM PDT by wku man (Steel yourselves, patriots, and be ready. Won't be long now....)
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To: Ramius

“Did anybody really think they were being put there to start just machine-gunning women and children running across the border? Setting claymores?”

There are quite a few other things, like simply being there with arms, to discourage illegal crossings.

Nobody is suggesting your ridiculous scenario. Our troops have more sense than you give them credit for.


42 posted on 08/09/2010 3:43:26 PM PDT by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality: Marxism is Evil.)
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To: La Lydia

Sadly, we already knew this and the guard that is going was requested by MEXICO to stop OUR $$$ and guns from entering Mexico. But that doesn’t stop this administration from letting the populace think they’re actually doing something about the border.

National Guard role on border clarified - NAFBPO
El Sol de Mexico (Mexico City) 5/26/10

Mexico asks National Guard to combat crime and not immigrants

Mexico’s Secretary of Foreign Relations (SRE) requested that the 1,200 US National Guard soldiers sent to the Mexican border by President Obama be used to pursue organized criminals and not immigrants. ”Mexico is confident that the personnel of the National Guard will strengthen the operations to combat transnational organized crime that exists on both sides of the border and (…) not undertake activities directly connected to the application of migratory laws,” said Secretary Patricia Espinosa Cantellano in a communique. In the message, she reiterated that the Mexican government respects “the sovereign decisions” of the US, but demanded that this decision of Obama’s result in “channeling additional resources” to reinforce the prevention of “illegal traffic of arms and cash money to Mexico.”

In a related story, Joel Hernandez, judicial adviser for the SRE explained that the Mexican government has no recourse in the International Court to legally stop Arizona’s new law, SB 1070, for lack of jurisdictional grounds to challenge a state law. Mexico can only assist in US law suits as “friend of the court.”

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El Informador (Guadalajara, Jalisco) 5/26/10

Illegal entrants can rest easy

Washington, D.C. – The US National Guard sent to reinforce the border will seek to stop “illegal traffic” and not be used to enforce immigration law, the US State Department affirmed today. The Mexican government had requested that the soldiers not be used against immigrants. ”What the president announced today is totally consistent with our efforts to do our part in counteracting violence” and “to halt the flow of dangerous people and property: arms and drugs,” said the State Department’s spokesman, Philip Crowley. ”It doesn’t have to do with immigration. It doesn’t have to do with the flow of certain things that come to this side of the border,” Crowley said,

http://www.informador.com.mx/internacional/2010/204638/6/tropas-en-la-frontera-no-lucharan-contra-inmigracion-eu.htm

http://m3report.wordpress.com/2010/05/27/national-guard-role-on-border-clarified/

US troops won’t be used to stop illegal immigration: US
http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=CNG.0513d49acfc29bc63d3ee39de8bd3b71.dc1&show_article=1 ^

Posted on Thu May 27 11:03:33 2010 by kcvl

US National Guard troops being sent to the Mexican border will be used to stem the flow of guns and drugs across the frontier and not to enforce US immigration laws, the State Department said Wednesday. The clarification came after the Mexican government urged Washington not to use the additional troops to go after illegal immigrants.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2522424/posts


43 posted on 08/09/2010 3:53:38 PM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: paulycy

The troops have more sense indeed, than anyone who thinks you can just stand there with guns, and illegal crossings will stop. Everybody knows we’re not going to be shooting unarmed civilians at the border.


44 posted on 08/09/2010 4:13:59 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: Ramius

“than anyone who thinks you can just stand there with guns, and illegal crossings will stop”

An all or nothing scenario is ridiculous. Nobody suggested that, either.


45 posted on 08/09/2010 4:24:57 PM PDT by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality: Marxism is Evil.)
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To: Carley
They could set up a clinic and deliver anchor babies.
46 posted on 08/09/2010 5:15:05 PM PDT by Mark was here (It's either Obama or America. There cannot be both.)
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To: La Lydia

Maybe they will be there to give out cold drinks, fresh clothes and offer maps to sanctuary states. (after writing this sarcastic statement, I wouldn’t be surprised at all if they had to do that)


47 posted on 08/09/2010 5:28:42 PM PDT by momtothree
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To: Ramius

I’ll guess that you forgot your sarcasm tag.


48 posted on 08/09/2010 5:39:09 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: Bitsy

I keep reading stories where the Obama Administration is deporting illegals in unprecedented numbers. Do you believe that? I don’t know whether to believe it or not!


49 posted on 08/09/2010 5:48:04 PM PDT by dsutah
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To: All

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Help Texas watch her borders.
Watch live on 14 cameras and report illegal alien invaders.
Night cams in operation

http://www.blueservo.net/index.php?error=nlg

Does it work? Yes.
Best time to catch them is at night.
Recently caught on cam and reported:
String of illegals running through brush with backpacks
Numerous sightings of boats crossing the river
Numerous vehicles late at night in isolated areas
IMMENSELY satisfying

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50 posted on 08/09/2010 6:29:15 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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