This should absolutely thrill some of you — you know, those who think Mexican laborers are the greatest threat to the nation.
Yes, finally, the president has decided to send Gen. “Black Jack” Pershing after that foul bandido Pancho Villa…
… no, wait… wrong century. Oh, well, just to make this easier, here’s the latest news:
President Obama will deploy an additional 1,200 National Guard troops to the southern border and request $500 million in extra money for border security, according to an administration official. The decision comes as the White House is seeking Republican support for broad immigration reform this year.
The official said the new resources would provide “immediate enhancement” to the border even as the Obama administration continues to “work with Congress to fix our broken immigration system through comprehensive reform, which would provide lasting and dedicated resources by which to secure our borders and make our communities safer.”
The 1,200 troops will join about 340 already working in the border region, the official said. They would provide support to law enforcement efforts against drug trafficking by increasing monitoring of border crossings and performing intelligence analysis.
Feel better, folks? Feel safer?