Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Not much folks to help

I was told several years ago by some AUSA's out of Del Rio there was some 4000+ crossings a month by illegal immigrants and folks in the area.  That was then, how will 250 troops help?

250 soldiers to be deployed along border
By Gary Martin - Express-News

WASHINGTON — Texas will see 250 National Guardsmen along the border with Mexico when troops are deployed Aug. 1 to help battle drug, immigrant and gun smuggling, federal officials said Monday.

“These troops will provide direct support to federal law enforcement officers and agents working in high-risk areas to disrupt criminal organizations seeking to move people and goods illegally across the Southwest border,” Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said.

The troops are part of 1,200 National Guardsmen ordered to the border by President Barack Obama in May.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Monday criticized the president's plan to beef up border security, saying that only 20 percent of the guardsmen deployed will end up in Texas, which has 64 percent of the 1,969-mile border with Mexico.

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