I wonder what Felipe would say about this?
Obama set to send 1,200 troops to US-Mexico border
President Barack Obama will deploy 1,200 National Guard troops to help secure the U.S.-Mexico border, according to an administration official and an Arizona congresswoman.
Obama will also request $500 million for border protection and law enforcement activities, they said.
Just last week Felipe was asking for what amounts to an open border, and he got a standing ovation in Congress.
The adminstration has not revealed what they are proposing (doesn’t that remind you of, “you have to pass it to know what’s in it”?),
An Obama administration official discussed the move on condition of anonymity because it had not yet been announced.
However, the WaPo email announcing the breaking news stated
The decision comes as the White House is seeking Republican support for broad immigration reform this year.
Republican support? Who has a majority in Congress right now?
What it looks like is that the troops at the Arizona border will be the ornamental carrot for the amnesty stick to follow, which will be referred to as “immigration reform”.
Or, in plainer terms, a switch-and-bait.
On the edge.
Here’s the official Mexican statement, in full:
Regarding the Administration’s decision to send 1,200 National Guard servicemen to the US Southern border, the Government of Mexico trusts that this decision will help to channel additional US resources to enhance efforts to prevent the illegal flows of weapons and bulk cash into Mexico, which provide organized crime with its firepower and its ability to corrupt.
Additionally, the Government of Mexico expects that National Guard personnel will strengthen US operations in the fight against transnational organized crime that operates on both sides of our common border and that it will not, in accordance to its legal obligations, conduct activities directly linked to the enforcement of immigration laws.
Mexico is determined to continue working on its side of the border to enhance the security and well-being of border communities, and to deter and dismantle organized crime and its links to drug trafficking and human smuggling.
As part of our joint strategy in the fight against transnational organized crime, there are actions that our two governments have undertaken together, and there are other measures taken independently by Mexico and by the US within their respective territories. In this regard, the Mexican Government fully respects the sovereign decisions of the US Government, but underscores that joint responsibility must continue to underpin our joint efforts in rolling-back transnational organized crime operating on both sides of the border.
This signals that Eric Holder has been given the go-ahead to take Arizona to court over its immigration enforcement law.
Put the needed political cover into place, first. Then claim “we’re making real progress” and so we don’t need Arizona’s law. Then file suit.