With Resistance, the National Guard Comes to the Rescue



To alleviate U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), President Donald Trump in April requested that states send the National Guard to the border. While California and pro-amnesty states hesitated or outright refused, other states picked up the slack, and Americans know it’s working.

California is the home to many people who agree with common sense immigration laws, but Governor Jerry Brown is not one of them. When he finally responded and agreed to send the National Guard to his state’s border, he insisted that troops would “not be enforcing federal immigration laws.” National Guard troops don’t carry out arrests or apprehensions in any event. The troops are facilitating surveillance and other support duties.

The four states on the southern border are major points of entry for illegal aliens, so they should be the states worried the most about protecting the border. Arizona, Texas, and New Mexico answered President Trump’s call quickly and sent their National Guardsmen. Other states that joined in sending the National Guard include Alabama, Mississippi, and soon Massachusetts. Missouri even sent National Guardsmen before California.

At least Governor Brown begrudgingly sent troops on behalf of his state. The governors of some states, such as Nevada, Montana, and Oregon, openly defied the request of the president and are refusing to provide any supplemental assistance at the border.

But even without the help of most states, the National Guard presence on the border is proving effective. CBP is apprehending illegal aliens crossing the southern border at a faster rate now, with 1,600 illegal aliens arrested at the border from mid-April to early May with the help of the National Guard.

How do Americans feel about sending the National Guard to the border?

According to Reuters, 55 percent of U.S. adults think that, for the short term, sending the National Guard is the correct decision. The governors resisting President Trump’s immigration policies need to listen to the people. Americans are paying $116 billion a year because of illegal immigration, according to the Federation for American Immigration Reform. They understand the effect this is having on their pocketbooks.

What is needed now is action from Congress to fund a border security fence and other measures to deter people from attempting to enter the country illegally.

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  1. avatar
    lisa wuesthoff on

    I absolutely sending the National Guard down to help Border patrol is a great idea. AS FOR THE IGNORANT STATES who defied our nations plea… namely, OREGON, MONTANA and NEVADA WHO DON’T CARE ABOUT THE COUNTRY OR THE PEOPLE & BORDER PATROL GETTING KILLED WITH THE INCREASED INFLUX OF ILLEGALS & PEOPLE READY TO FIGHT US YOU BETTER HOPE YOU DON’T GET ANY NATURAL DESASTERS BECAUSE I WOULD SUGGEST TO THE PRESIDENT TO TELL YOU TO GO TO HELL. THE United States SHOULD BE JUST THAT “UNITED”! BUT YOU ARE ALL UN-AMERICAN & IF I WERE YOU I WOULDn’T BE ABLE TO SLEEP AT NIGHT, LOOK IN THE MIRROR BECAUSE OF THE SHAME YOU WILL ALWAYS CARRY. YOU MAKE ME PUKE!

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      Concerned Citizen on

      I agree 100%! ANY state that refuses to obey our immigration laws or who aids illegals should have ALL federal money stopped IMMEDIATELY! Their elected officials should be charged & prosecuted for aiding criminals & violating our laws! Maybe jailing some of the traitors could persuade the others to back down!

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    Not sure how helpful the ational Guard is actually ALLOWED to be. Why is t the Preident and our

    Majority in Congress making E Verify mandatory?

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    Seems to me water rationing in California demands the deportation of all those lacking an American birth certificate.

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    Brian Sandoval R Governor of Nevada is out in 2019 due to term limits. I voted for him when I lived in Reno & he took a stance against illegals. What happened? Maybe the next one will support Trumps effort. With the huge hospitality industry in NV I bet he flipped his rhetoric.

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    Patricia Ellen Abbate on

    WE the PEOPLE are proud of these states who have answered our nation’s call for assistance against this illegal alien assault and invasion. WE the PEOPLE deplore those states who have defied our nations plea… namely, OREGON, MONTANA and NEVADA to name a few.

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    VivaLaMigra on

    Gee, doesn’t President Trump know that binoculars and infra-red night vision goggles are “racist?” How dare he allow border jumpers to be exposed for what they are: CRIMINALS under US and international law!