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Obama Has Sent Team To Assess Need For NG On Border

From Reuters:

Exclusive: Obama sends team to Texas to assess need for National Guard deployment

By Jeff Mason | July 23, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – President Barack Obama has sent a team to Texas to assess whether a U.S. National Guard deployment would help to handle an immigration crisis at the Mexican border, White House officials told Reuters on Wednesday, having so far resisted Republican calls for such a move. The team, made up of officials from the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security, departed on Tuesday and will be on the ground through Thursday.

And never mind that, according to even the Washington Post, Obama has known about the border problem since before the 2012 elections.

But, hopefully, Obama’s next decisive step will be to create a blue-ribbon panel of carefully selected experts to study whether there is a problem. And maybe they will get back to him in a couple of months. Certainly after the midterm elections.

The White House had previously resisted calls from Republicans to deploy the National Guard to fight the onslaught of migrants from Central America because most of the unaccompanied minors and others making the crossing were turning themselves in voluntarily.

The administration and other top Democrats, like Loretta Sanchez and Steny Hoyer, have declared that the border is secure. They say there is no problem. So the rest of us must be confused.

But during a meeting with Texas Governor Rick Perry earlier this month, Obama said he was open to ordering the deployment as a temporary solution…

Mr. Perry has still not heard one peep from Obama since.

He directed Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel to send the team of evaluators to assess the situation, one White House official said. The officials said the federal team would study whether such a role would be useful and make recommendations upon its return. "There’s no foregone conclusion," another official said…

In other words, we can safely assume these ‘experts’ will report there is no need for the National Guard. And Obama will then be able to claim that his experts looked into it. And now it’s ‘settled science.’

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Thursday, July 24th, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “Obama Has Sent Team To Assess Need For NG On Border”

  1. ” .. Obama sends assassins to Texas to assess need for to punish National Guard..”

  2. Astravogel

    Check their ID. If it isn’t Texas, lock them up with the rest of the illegals.




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