Recently the president of Mexico was quoted as saying ““If your recent declarations are due to frustration over issues to do with internal policy, your laws, or your Congress, direct yourself to them, not to Mexicans” in response to the United States president announcing plans to send national guard troops to help patrol our border with Mexico.
Personally I think that the Mexican president would have a point if President Trump’s actions were based on frustrations over internal American policies.
Instead, the administration is telling us that the moves are designed to stop the illegal immigration that is occurring.
According to a U.S. News and World Report the United States arrested 39,000 people crossing the border illegally in November 2017.
The Epoch Times reported “More than 50,000 illegal immigrants were apprehended by Border Patrol agents along the U.S.–Mexico border in March.” (2018).
That’s the number that were caught. Who knows how many made it through?
The guard will not actually be patrolling the border. “These service members will provide mission-enhancing capabilities that allow Customs and Border Protection personnel to provide more law enforcement officers to the field,” said an Arizona National Guard statement.”
This is not the first time that guard troops have been used. According to an ABC News report:
In 2006 the Bush administration deployed 6,000 Guardsmen as part of the border support mission known as Operation Jump Start.
President Barack Obama deployed 1,200 guardsmen in 2010 as part of a similar mission called Operation Phalanx.
Shouldn’t we fix our immigration system?
We deserve better