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Old 05-27-2010, 05:43 AM   #1
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Default Gee... Thanks Mr President!

Because the two aren't linked or anything...

http://www.breitbart.com/article.php...ow _article=1
US National Guard troops being sent to the Mexican border will be used to stem the flow of guns and drugs across the frontier and not to enforce US immigration laws, the State Department said Wednesday. The clarification came after the Mexican government urged Washington not to use the additional troops to go after illegal immigrants.
President Barack Obama on Tuesday authorized the deployment of up to 1,200 additional troops to border areas but State Department spokesman Philip Crowley told reporters, "It's not about immigration."
He said the move was "fully consistent with our efforts to do our part to stem, you know, violence, to interdict the flow of dangerous people and dangerous goods -- drugs, guns, people."
He said the extra troops would be used to free up civilians engaged in support functions so that law enforcement personnel can be increased along the 2,000-mile-long (3,200 kilometer) border.
Nearly 13 million Mexicans live in the United States, more than half of them illegally.
"We have explained the president's announcement to the government of Mexico, and they fully understand the rationale behind it," Crowley said.
Obama's announcement came less than a week after a state visit to Washington by Mexican President Felipe Calderon, who asked for greater US backing for a bloody three-year-old war on drug cartels.
Drug violence has claimed the lives of nearly 23,000 people over the past three years.
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Old 05-27-2010, 05:54 AM   #2
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The real reason for the troops is to ensure no Americans try to interfer with the illegals crossing over the borders. The troops are supposed to escort them to the nearest Home Depot or Lowes, and give them tips on aquiring fake driver licenses, SSNs, and enrolling for government benefits.
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Old 05-27-2010, 07:22 AM   #3
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You can't really blame Calderon for his position; he's just looking out for his country and its people. I sure wish we had a president like that.
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Old 05-27-2010, 08:55 AM   #4
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We really might as well simply dissolve ICE and save some tax dollars. What function are they currently serving?

As for Calderon, we sure can blame him. He's shirking his responsibility to improve the lives of his people by pawning them off as pseudo-refugees. The balls on this guy to whine and moan about the southward flow of guns while simultaneously encouraging us to ignore the northward flow of illegals (as if we should check them for drugs and if clean let them through)...
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Old 05-27-2010, 11:08 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by Hormadrune View Post
He's shirking his responsibility to improve the lives of his people by pawning them off as pseudo-refugees.
One of my biggest gripes about immigration
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