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Obama sends National Guard to support border security

Posted on May 26th, 2010 No Comments

Despite the controversy surrounding Arizona’s new immigration law, President Obama has quietly submitted to requests for border security funds from Republic and a few Democratic lawmakers. According to the Christian Science Monitor, Obama this week ordered 1,200 National Guard troops to bolster the US Border Patrol’s numbers as well as approved an increase of $500 million in border security spending.

The decision is a difficult one for the president. While what he has done is not enough to full satisfy officials in border states, who are seeking enough troops to permanently prevent illegal immigration and any possible spillover from Mexico’s war on its drug lords, it is already enough to stir up trouble with Hispanic voters.

Obama needs a large Hispanic turnout to keep a Democratic majority in Congress after the fall elections. He is walking a thin line between those demanding even greater troop movement and funding and those asking that he support a bill that would legalize all illegal immigrants currently in the United States. This fine dance is evident in the fact that Obama did in fact agree to send troops to support the Border Patrol, but far fewer than requested.

If you are dealing with immigration difficulties or seeking legal advice when it comes to immigration, contact the Austin immigration attorneys of the Law Office of William Jang, PLLC, at 512-323-2333 today.

Source: Christian Science Monitor

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