Militarizing the Border

Written by Christianity and the Confusion on May 27th, 2010

   President Obama will send 1,200 National Guard troops to help secure the U.S.-Mexico border. He will also request $500 million for border protection and law enforcement activities.



   Homeland Security and Pentagon officials have been jousting over the possible National Guard deployment for the better part of a year. Pentagon officials worried about perceptions that the U.S. was militarizing the border and did not want Guard troops to perform law enforcement duties. There are those who think that all objections are based on race, even though some are, most are based on the economic impact that illegal immigration has on our society. Illegal immigrates harm us all including legal immigrates. They keep wages low and eat up government services. Below is a graph from The Heritage Foundation.



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