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Obama orders National Guard troops deployed along US/Mexico border

Wednesday, July 21st 2010 - 05:45 UTC
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United States National Guard troops will begin deploying along the US-Mexico border from 1 August, officials say. The 1,200 troops, ordered to the border by President Barack Obama, form part of efforts to tackle illegal immigration and drug-trafficking.They will be in the four border states with Arizona getting the largest share. Read full article


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  • harrier61

    Strange. Obama deploys the National Guard, so he clearly recognises the danger from the south. But then he makes a legal challenge to Arizona's laws. Doesn't really know what he's doing, does he?

    Jul 22nd, 2010 - 11:29 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    this is where the Arizona and Texas governments could learn from china,
    and the Romans, [yes truly] all they have to do is build a bloody 30 foot tall wall, 20 foot thick, with boarder posts every so often, .
    this may very well help them .

    Jul 22nd, 2010 - 06:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • harrier61

    USA already has a fence. Trouble's not long enough!
    What the US needs is minefields. Capable of being set off by activity above and below ground.
    No sense in avoiding any measures to stop poverty-stricken Hispanics getting in.

    Jul 22nd, 2010 - 06:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    if they let to many in, they like argentinians will claim they own the place, the yanks have been warned, let them in at your own peril

    Jul 23rd, 2010 - 12:27 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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