Woo Hoo, Troops To Hit Arizona Border On Monday….Wait, What?

I was rather excited when I saw this AP headline

Guard troops to deploy to Arizona border on Monday

Yeah, about that

The first of 532 National Guard troops are set to begin their mission in the southern Arizona desert on Monday under President Barack Obama’s plan to beef up U.S.-Mexico border security, although they won’t have any law enforcement authority.

About 30 troops will start their jobs on the border Monday, and waves of more troops will be deploying every Monday until all 532 are expected to be on the Arizona border by the end of September. In May, Obama ordered 1,200 National Guard troops to boost security along the border.

Oh, good, it will only take 17 weeks. Though, that is a shorter time than most people wait for healthcare in Canada and Britain. Ok, moving on, the NG folks deployed will have no power to stop and arrest illegals, of course, yet, just have them there can be a deterant that can make some illegals think twice about crossing the border. Perhaps the administration and media could stop telling everyone that the NG troops have no power to do anything but observe and report.

Obama was all but compelled to act on illegal immigration after the passage of a tough new Arizona law thrust the border problem into the public spotlight.

Oh, no, he was forced to do the job the Constitution requires. How gauche.

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