The White House plans to send as many as 1,200 National Guard to the U.S.-Mexico border.Probably delivering Meals on Wheels to the undocumented migrants who make it across the border and setting up water stations.
A press release from the office of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., says that President Obama will authorize the deployment of up to 1,200 National Guard troops to the southwest border, and request that $500 million be included in supplemental spending legislation for enhanced border protection and law enforcement activities.
Giffords and other politicians, including Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., have been calling for troops to the border since Douglas-area rancher Robert Krentz was found dead on his ranch on March 27. Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer also had requested troops deployed but didn’t want to use state funds to pay for them.
It’s unknown who killed Krentz but there is speculation that it was a drug smuggling scout who fled into Mexico, based on information released by Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever.
It’s unclear what the Guard’s role will be.
Curious how it's only taken Obama two months to spring into action. Probably got a look at his most recent poll numbers and realized what a loser opposing the commons sense SB 1070 law is.
H/T Exurban Jon.