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National Guard to Help at Border


San Diego Union Tribune -- Dressed in camouflage and carrying sidearms, about 250 California National Guard personnel will provide a show of force to prospective drug runners and illegal migrants when the troops deploy to San Diego and Imperial counties, starting in mid-August.

University of San Diego politics Professor David Shirk said Obama is continuing the failed policy of President George W. Bush by throwing more money at the border for manpower and technology.

Shirk said the United States has been bulking up the Border Patrol for at least 20 years but it hasn’t stopped the flow across the border.

“At the end of the day, the overall effectiveness of enhanced border security as a method to prevent unwanted immigration is not very good,” said Shirk, who is also director of USD’s Trans-Border Institute. (Full Story)

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