Feds Ramp Up Border Security

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POSTED: Monday, July 19, 2010 - 11:58am

UPDATED: Wednesday, July 21, 2010 - 11:42am

U.S./MEXICO BORDER - Various federal agencies have announced they are beefing up border security with additional troops.

Some 1200 National Guard troops are being deployed to the Southwest border with Mexico.

The deployment will begin August 1st.

Specifics of exactly where the troops would be deployed has not been released.

Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Alan Bersin says the goal is to not only prevent illegal immigrants from entering the U.S., but also to combat illegal drugs and weapons smuggling...

"We've seen a building on past efforts but also an increase in the resources devoted to the southwest border in an unprecedented way."

The Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement John Morten says the troop deployment is only the beginning...

"We're also adding 68 national guardsmen who will serve as analysts in the four states along the border to help us focus in our cross border smuggling investigations namely in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California. Today's announcement builds on the strong commitment to the Southwest border that we have at ICE indeed roughly a quarter of all our agents and officers are stationed along the southwest border in those four states."

National Guard chief Craig McKinley says the troops are eager to get going...

"We believe we will be fully ready through the month of August, as we ramp up but surely by September we will have full forces working in the field working with our partners."

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Rather then protecting our country the people in office of Obamanation want the 12-15million possible future votes and let our country go down the tube.

Time to get these spineless *blank* out of office already.We shall not let you sacrifice our countries future because you want votes to keep your job.Yet obviously u failed at doing in the first place.

Go ahead and try to run from doign the right thing because the american people will revolt and make sure u hang for this injustice to us.

The troops are a joke,the National Guard is not able to do any enforcement work. They can only support.This is nothing more than a political ploy by Washington to appease people into thinking they are doing something.In actuality, they are doing nothing at all.The taxpayers are footing the bill for troops that can actually do no enforcement.
The joke is on the American people, no enforcement and the Govt(Obama)spending taxpayer dollars in Arizona fighting a law that THEY should be enforcing.

I'm begining to think that working with our partners may well be away to cover up what is really taking place by briging a hadful of soldiers,It's called throw them (the People) a bone and let them chew on it for awile and they will keep quiet. Sorry that won't happen in El Paso because the people of this city can see right through what ICE and Obamas administration are trying to pull over our eyes,we are not idiots who are just gonna sit back and let you continue to deceive us. Stand up be co

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