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Old 02-21-2007, 08:28 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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SAN LUIS, Arizona (Reuters) - Using troops to help secure the U.S. border with Mexico has cut the flow of illegal immigrants crossing north by more than 40 percent since June, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said on Tuesday.

President George W. Bush ordered 6,000 National Guard troops to the border in May as a stopgap measure to boost frontier security for two years while more Border Patrol officers are recruited.

http://today.reuters.com/news/articlenews.aspx?type=politicsNews&storyid=2007-02-20T234841Z_01_N20212533_RTRUKOC_0_US-SECURITY-USA-BORDER.xml&src=rss&rpc=22 (broken link)
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Old 02-21-2007, 09:00 AM
 
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I find that number to be WAY too high, but I'm sure it has helped. So, what is stopping us from putting a permanent force there while we build a fence? I say 20,000, armed and capable to arrest.
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Old 02-21-2007, 11:40 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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They are still in training for ways crossing the border.


http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/0221/p01s04-woam.html
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Old 02-22-2007, 07:17 PM
 
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So probably over 60% are still crossing the desert and more are able to cross in cars undetected. Obvious our government doesn't think illegals are a big problem so is why they haven't done what it really takes, to enforce our laws, and the fence is supposed to slow them down only..a weak hearted attempt to appease. We are only the citizens and not nearly important as illegals.
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Old 02-23-2007, 01:53 AM
 
Location: California
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Thats some funny stuff there.
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