National Guard Headed to Border

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  1. TacticalNuke

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    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/38310914/ns/us_news-security/
     
  2. scoutpilot

    scoutpilot 5-Year Member

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    Yeah, especially if you've had to work with them downrange. :wink:
     
  3. scoutpilot

    scoutpilot 5-Year Member

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    Yeah, none of those guys get enough training. We throw equipment at them and then wonder why, with inadequate and infrequent training, they don't perform.
     
  4. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006 5-Year Member

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    Just got back from two weeks of leave.

    If the National Guard troops are soley augmenting in a administrative way, freeing up QUALIFIED people to patrol the border, I may, personally, be ok with it.

    I would be uncomfortable is the National Guard were used to enforce immigration laws. They are not qualified for that role, and in general, it should make most uncomfortable to have the U.S. military patrolling within the borders of this country armed.

    Just an idea....the federal government could actually FUND and MAN the agencies trained and qualified to enforce immigration laws....hopefully that isn't thinking too far outside the box!
     
  5. flieger83

    flieger83 Super Moderator 5-Year Member

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    I would have a problem with the MILITARY being involved in legal actions like enforcing immigration....something called Posse Comitatus comes into play there.

    Steve
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  6. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006 5-Year Member

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    I would have said that....but I didn't want to throw the USCG under the bus. :biggrin:
     
  7. Just_A_Mom

    Just_A_Mom 10-Year Member

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    No need to worry about that - it's already happened. :wink:
     
  8. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006 5-Year Member

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    Haha, true.
     

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