Border Troop Extension


POSTED: Friday, June 17, 2011 - 12:45pm

UPDATED: Saturday, June 18, 2011 - 7:26pm

U.S./MEXICO BORDER - National guard troops that were called up to assist along the border with Mexico will remain in place another three months.

The extended deployment affects 1,200 national guard troops sent to help the U.S. Border Patrol in August 2010.

The move is intended to keep pressure on illegal border crossings while the Department of Homeland Security builds more fences and installs sensors.

It also allows DHS more time to train additional officers.

Congress authorized $600 million for the Department of Homeland Security to hire an additional 1,000 Border Patrol agents, 250 officers at ports of entry and 250 immigration officers.

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Not really snipers, but some marksmem/markswomen snipers just on the lookout and popping off some rounds at the feet of potential illegal crossings (both night and day), im sure after a couple of close rounds, they will think twice. Low Maintenance, Low Investment, High Paybacks. And I dont want to hear from the screaming religious nutcases out there that we should be on our knees, praying for these illegal entrants, much less their much used and abused scripture.

Didnt Obama come here recently and try to downplay about adding more Border Patrol Agents on the Border, he even laughed about it. Yet here he is extending the National Guard Troops on the Border. Wake up EL Paso, Obama hasn't done anything for El paso or the people of the U.S.. He's just trying to buy your votes.

Wouldn't a handful of snipers be more cost effective?

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