Border Governor: President Right To Send National Guard

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National Guard needed at border: Arizona governor
By Gov. Doug Ducey (R-AZ)
USA Today
April 9, 2018

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The most fundamental responsibility of government is to protect its citizens. This is an issue for all governors, but it has added meaning and complexity for border governors.

For years, Americans, particularly in border states such as Arizona, have been calling on the federal government to secure our border. It is frustrating to hear the rhetoric from the talking heads on cable news on this issue. Despite what some may say, our southern border is not secure. That is the truth, plain and simple.

That is why I am grateful for this administration’s actions to address border security. The announcement by President Trump to call up the National Guard to support the mission of the Border Patrol is needed and welcomed. Unfortunately, there are those who like to play politics with the issue. Those of us on the border don’t have that luxury.

But with a border nearly 373 miles — longer than the entire length of Pennsylvania — we can’t do this on our own.

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Al
Al
4 years ago

It is time to put an end to DNC efforts to get Trump out of office and to get aggressive in pursuing legal action against Obama, Clinton, Mueller, FBI false investigators, California Governor, Oakland Mayor, Oboma’s head of DOJ, the meeting between Lynch and Clinton, and Steele document and all involved participants. If Sessions refuses to get aggressive on these issues, replace him. We have had enough and it is time for full exposure of DNC activities.

Susan
Susan
4 years ago
Reply to  Al

Al, my Exact sentiment!
If dems won’t Calm Down, and do what it’s LEGAL CITIZENS want, there will be a heavy price to pay, WE have spoken..!- Now action for the Country!

John
John
4 years ago
Reply to  Al

ABSOLUTELY! It’s past time a fire for positive action is lite under Sessions behind; or can the closet swamp minion!

James Hopkins
4 years ago
Reply to  Al

I bet there are 80 million or so of us who feel exactly who you just expressed! FYI.

Char
Char
4 years ago
Reply to  Al

So true, Al. The Democrats have done enough damage to our great country in the previous administration. Hilary, Cuomo, Obama, Pelosi and the rest of the liberals should be investigated and prosecuted for the very crimes they accuse President Trump of. It is time the Republicans back the President and demand justice.

Barb Whipple
Barb Whipple
4 years ago
Reply to  Char

I agree 100% with all of you. The radical left and the smug Democraps in Washington need to be shut down and the real criminals prosecuted. Sessions needs to step it up or move out of the way. I feel sorry for the states that border Mexico. They have had more than their share of illegals and they deserve protection with a wall. We are the only country that does not enforce our immigration policy. I’m heartily sick of hearing “That’s not who we are.” I don’t know who they are but I am an American citizen and we come first!

Alan
Alan
4 years ago

Thank the President for his terrific work on the border wall. We Americans are all behind him on this. He is making America great again.

Betty Harrison
Betty Harrison
4 years ago

I live in Texas we have a LONG boarder and it needs protection. Thank you President Trump.

Gina Chavez
Gina Chavez
4 years ago
Reply to  Betty Harrison

I live in New Mexico and closing off the southern border should have been done ages ago. Our state is mostly blue and leaning toward becoming a sanctuary state which I think is absurd. The Democrats care more about the illegal aliens (and we have a ton of them here eating up ALL our resources) than they care for REAL American citizens. The next thing we have to do is get rid of Birthright citizenship because that is the big reason people come here.

Polly Ester
Polly Ester
4 years ago
Reply to  Betty Harrison

Betty,
I live in North Texas and you are so right!. The DFW area is being overrun by illegals who are getting free everything on my tax dollars.

John Rozzi
John Rozzi
4 years ago

Stick to your guns; you are doing the right thing. As long ass the left is angry about this, you must know that you are doing it right. May God bless you Pres. Trump for protecting the USA.

Jg
Jg
4 years ago

Our President is a straight shooter. He might not be a MATURE Christisn but he be is not a liar, thief or Politician like the swamp dwellers we put into office that were put there to work for us not their pocket books.

John Rozzi
John Rozzi
4 years ago

Stick to your guns; you are doing the right thing. As long as the left is angry about this, you must know that you are doing it right. May God bless you Pres. Trump for protecting the USA.

freewill
4 years ago

its about d#@n time..I hope they aint there for looks,

Geneww38
Geneww38
4 years ago

Please study and do the math.
President Trump’s team is brilliant and building the Border Wall will be the smartest and greatest investment ever made by the USA government.!!! Forget repayment by Mexico and ignore a tax. Besides the carnage from drug pouring in, look at these costs.
1] The Fiscal Burden of Illegal Immigration on US Taxpayers “estimates the federal, state, and local levels, taxpayers shell out approximately $134.9 billion” as documented by Matt O’Brien and Spencer Raley dtd. September 27, 2017. The future social services, judicial and imprisonment costs are sky rocketing.
2] The $135 Billion did not include the cost of humans and illicit drugs trafficking, lost citizen’s wages, the society’s drug users and crime victims. Not alone the grief of stricken families of victims
3] The MIT and the anti-Trump Washington Post’s fact checker estimated the wall cost could be as high as $25 to $41 Billion for the entire border length. The highest and most recent cost estimates (used by Democrats) did not exceed $69 Billion
4] Reducing the annual costs by 10%, the worse-case Wall Cost would be repaid within 2 to 5 years !!!
5] When did any government (or any financial adviser) make an investment with a 20% to 50% return within the first year followed by that annuity for life?
6] Even I would invest in a limited 5% bond to be repaid in within 10 years from the above savings. That bond issue would generate too much money if I were made available.

freewill
4 years ago
Reply to  Geneww38

he said Mexico would pay for the wall..I dont want to pay for it..he has troops down there now helping the border patrol..so lets make Mexico pay for it like he repeatedly said

Dean Fileccia
Dean Fileccia
4 years ago
Reply to  freewill

Stopping the $67,660,000 that Mexico gets from the USA every year will more than pay for the Border Wall………..Mexico’s loss from their stupidity………

Irene L. Mills
Irene L. Mills
4 years ago
Reply to  Dean Fileccia

Dean Fileccia: My thoughts exactly!! What makes anyone think that Mexico ISN’T going to pay for the wall when they ALREADY have by the money they’ll be losing??? THINK, people!!!

Richard Tremaine
Richard Tremaine
4 years ago
Reply to  freewill

Mexico will be paying for it for years freewill. Think Nafta. The businesses across the boarder might be paying to send their products across our boarder. The USA could make it a crime to send US dollars out of the country. That alone could cost Mexico the cost of a wall. The cost of the loss to Drug Traffickers could cost Mexico billions.

Jerry Harbin
Jerry Harbin
4 years ago

I’m told that work on THE WALL has actually started. If that is actually true, I am elated.
I find it more than a little strange that the so-called ‘mass media’ does NOT report it.
We desperately NEED to take the MASS MEDIA away from the liars, thieves, and depraved TRAITORS who own and control it. It is sickening and CRIMINAL what these evil, fork-tongued b******* report as ‘news’, and mores0, what they DO NOT REPORT! Give ’em HELL, Mr. President! Please IGNORE all disparaging swill from these insane Marxist ‘Lefties’.
You are a true pragmatist! I support you and I honor you!

Jan Myers
Jan Myers
4 years ago

I cannot believe that these worthless Democrat’s will not give up their total resentment in not winning this last election. President Trump is doing a fantastic job unlike that idiot Obama who did absolutely nothing but hurt us. I’ve always backed our President even if it was not the one I voted for. I’m so sick and tired of this Russian Investigation, and these ladies of the night advertising how cheap they are sleeping around. Disgusting; women can say NO whatever the cost may be unless they are doing it for the money. I don’t feel sorry for any of them!
I know one thing for certain now, and that is I’ll NEVER vote for a Democrat again as long as I live.

Tony Robinson
Tony Robinson
4 years ago
Reply to  Jan Myers

Jan, reading your comment I would think I wrote it. I have said the very same thing for the past 15 months. Well said .

Charles Harrall
Charles Harrall
4 years ago

Good job, close and build the wall. Question the H— out of the trafficers and find out who has money in bank accounts and confiscate the $$$$$$.

SouthernPatriot
SouthernPatriot
4 years ago

All border state governors have sent their National Guard to the border areas of their states to help the Border Patrol….all except Governor Moonbeam who is already stealing 30 percent of the medicare dollars and wants more deadbeats there to get more money and dependent voters who always vote Democrat.

William
William
4 years ago

Thankfully jerry ‘the clown’ brown’s twerm is up in November. This lying, thieving , liberal and worthless bastard along with his co horts inc rime, ‘nasty’ nancy piglosi, dianne feinstein and brown’s flunkee and mr. ‘sanctuary city’ of San Francisco gavin newsome have stolen to damned many of my tax dollars to suppoert tha bums, ‘baat people’ freeloaders and all around societal parasites, you know, those who won’t work or don’t want to work all while they klive their luxury lifestyle, pander to the fools who still listen to them much less believe them all while they glip the ‘bird’ to them behind theri backs, collect huge paychecks and laugh all the way to the bank.. I’m frankoly sick of these ‘socialists’ running this once great, clean, affordable, eminently liveable and prosperous state into the ground with their destructive agends. Hopefully the voters of California have gotten smart real quick and will begin the ‘dumbocrap’ purge with the June mid term election and continue to the November general election and futrther elections until we rid ourselves of these no good thieving and lying anti Aamericn ‘dumbocraps’ aka liberals.

John
John
4 years ago

That is Moonbeam Brown Rot to us Republicans in CA ! Moonbeam “Brown” Rot is pathetic and lame. What a horrible worthless sack of sh*t he really is. You can’t figure out how he keeps winning when he has proven to be worth less then the Brown Rot that he is. So the DEM’s love the losers and incredibly stupid like Pelosi and Maxi pad Waters with the James Brown wig. The Oakland Mayor wants to make sure that her Oakland and bay area citizens get to keep those illegals who have committed crimes. They feel so much safer knowing that criminals are out and about with them in the streets. It makes a DEM feel so much safer to know that they can be knifed or shot, their car stolen or broken into, or their house. Their kids so much safer with criminals out there that may rape or kidnap them. Business’s in the bay area rejoice knowing that the odds of being robbed have increased ! Plus, they make sure that these illegals and criminals can stay safe in their sanctuary cities and state !! The mentally ill DEM’s rejoice in their lunacy ! Yippee !!! DEM’s just hate it when told about it this way ! LOL !!!

Walt
Walt
4 years ago

Except for Mexifornia that refuses to assist and actually is in legal action to resist the building of the wall.
In that case turn NORTH at the Arizona/CaliforniMexico border and continue to Canada.
If that is what they want, give it to them. And when they whine and bitch, tell them tough, you wanted it you got it. And STOP ALL government (taxpayer) money going to ANY state that refuses to assist America.

Hal Lemoyne
Hal Lemoyne
4 years ago

I’m applauding with the TRUMPing Arizona Governor Doug Ducey (R-AZ)
Amen & Amen!!!

Carreen Raine
Carreen Raine
4 years ago

Keep up the woodwork . . . I support you. THANKS

Cheryl Lynn Sherman
Cheryl Lynn Sherman
4 years ago

We in southeastern AZ trail ride our horses, hike and camp with our conceal carry guns, because we have been cautioned to arm ourselves due to the drug cartels crossing the US/Mexican boarder in our national forests, they being heavily armed with 223’s and 308’s. Only the Liberals think the US is safe at our boarders because they don’t live here on a daily basis and see them crossing our BLM land and the big ranches, sometimes poaching US cattle.

Sherrie
4 years ago

He’s definitely on the right track. And I’m a suffering intelligent Californian with not so common common sense. There’s actually quite a lot of us. Years ago a majority of us passed prop 187 which was squashed by a 9th circuit liberal judge. We all felt like we’d been betrayed and why’d we waste our time voting, if the desire of over 70% of voters can be stopped by a judge who will twist the meaning of what constitutional is, to benefit illegal non-citizens.
The next serious issue that must be addressed is that of anchor babies. When we have pregnant illegals breaching our borders just when they are about to give birth in order to proclaim their newborn an American Citizen and then be allowed to remain here simply because they gave birth in the U.S. It’s time to change this law. It makes no sense anymore. I always wonder and worry how many pregnant mothers and their beautiful little babies die at the hands of coyotes. The bastards who profit from this law are not only the human traffickers but the very liberals who think they are doing these poor people a favor. I can’t say any more or I’m gonna lose my cool. Keep up the great work President Trump.

Jo
Jo
4 years ago

Great job President Trump, Thank you for all you do.

Sherrie
4 years ago

Ask your liberal friends and non friends if they lock their home doors and windows, garage doors, car doors, bikes, and businesses at night when they close. I bet most lock them during the day when they’re home. Ask them why. We know what the obvious answer should be. So why shouldn’t we lock our borders? We don’t allow just anyone in our homes without first getting to know something about them. Why is it wrong and mean and prejudice to want to treat those coming across our borders with same due diligence?!?

Anthony H Popp
Anthony H Popp
4 years ago

I commend the POTUS for sending the national guards to the southern borders we need them desperately I just hope that they are not handicaped by rules of engagement I hope the POTUS lets the commanders in the field decide what the rules of engagement are if they have to shoot illegal immigrants to stop them from coming over the border then so be it

merridee
4 years ago

It is way past time to end all the DNC efforts to impeach Trump, and to start taking legal action against all these democrats Obama, Clinton, Mueller, and all the FBI false investigators, California Governor, Oakland Mayor, Oboma’s head of DOJ, the meeting between Lynch and Clinton, and pd for Steele document by Clinton and each and everyone involved in this and fake charges against our elected President Trump. Sessions needs to get aggressive on these who have committed the crimes, arrest them, for their corruption, treason, etc, if he can’t take care of the issues, the replace him. It is long over due to investigate the democrats and expose the DNC their actives, and crimes and clean out that swamp, put them in chains and those who have committed treason, death penalty, others fired, jailed losing all chances for benefits, pensions, or retirement pay, or any secret service protection.
The democrats are worthless and are poor loses and they are not happy having lost the election, and therefore are taking it out of President Trump, our nation and her citizens. President Trump is actually working for the American people and our nation, he is doing a fantastic job unlike the NONE American Obama who did absolutely nothing but hurt us. Also the Clinton’s and Bushes. I’ve always backed our President even those I didn’t vote for, and I trusted them, which was stupide seeing things being exposed of their corruption, treason etc. Most Americas are sick and tired of this Russian Investigation, which has been shown Trump did not collued with them, but CLINTON did and she is still FREE WHY??? The ladies of the night-better known as prosecution showing their low life and exposing themselves to a sinful and cheap life style by sleeping around and being paid for selling their body from our tax money known as the slush fund started by the democrats.. . Disgusting; women could say no, but would rather get money, ruin marriages and then complain when what they have done has been exposed. It is to bad they don’t resect themselves and turn to this life style.
I can’t believe the mass media isn’t reporting good news that THE WALL has been started, but then again being fake news why would they? We should SHUT DOWN all the MASS FAKE MEDIA which are owned and controlled by democrats, we need to take thse medias away because of their lies, stealing and TRAITORS It is sad the journalist don’t want to report HONEST NEWS, about republicans, but will twist and turn stories to condemn them, when it is their tongues should be removed, since they can’t report true news, honest news.

Marsha
Marsha
4 years ago
Reply to  merridee

Agree the media should be held accountable. How do we get that done?

Virginia
Virginia
4 years ago

Bravo, for Our President Trump and all Governor’s backing him on the Border Wall and Fences.
It’s a matter if National Security for All American’s.
Yes, Mexico will end up paying for it in their loss of drug money , human trafficking, higher cost to mail money home, the cost they will entail when all illegals here are sent back home for Mexico to support and higher tariff’s on their export’s, higher cost for their imports, loosing the manufacturing jobs that left America over the last 10-20 years coming back to America.
Yes, Mexico will pay for the Wall.

zee
zee
4 years ago

Thank you Mr. President. Thank you Gov. Ducey. Protect USA – We Need ‘your’ Leadership.

El Dano
4 years ago

I live in Texas and its been a long time coming. Its easier for people to get into the US than it is for people to get into Mexico, the reason is simple they enforce their LAWS, but this is something the Dumbocrats don’t believe in.

Paul Gehrke
Paul Gehrke
4 years ago

I am at a loss for words—-a president who keeps his word! Wow, I thought I would never see the day. I think now if we go after barry the bungler obuma , his wife and killary things would be even better. Then putting a limit to terms for the congress and senate to match that of the president and put a 10 year limit on the supreme court would be a very good start. Oh, outlaw lobbyists and make it a criminal offence, also allow only one thing one new bills introduced, no more pork. I think this will solve many of our problems with our crooked government. 🙂

Luther W.
4 years ago

Good for Ducey. Perhaps he will consider requesting federal troops to clear federal lands in Arizona of drug cartels.

Merlinray
4 years ago

Yes, build the wall. We have yet to hear a concise and logical reason from the socialist democrats why they oppose the wall and improved boarder security. Don’t give us that BS that it is already secure because we know that it is not. Don’t blame your opposition on the cost because we know it costs more to maintain all the foreign nationals illegally residing in the United States. So, what is your real reason?

Mike F
Mike F
4 years ago

Promise after Promise kept! The Wall is Real! But the fight for keeping our personal Liberty – Never Ends! Be Vigilant and keep up the Great Work President Trump all Patriotic Americans Out There!

Fred
4 years ago

Mr. DJ Trump, The Legally Elected US President, sir, when you are voicing your opinion about “We The Legal People of the USA’s Safety, Security, Prosperity, Happiness for our Posterity, and against all of those “Illegal Freeloading Immigrant-Aliens” {Illegal Immigrant-Aliens}, that all of those Un-American Liberal Democrats want for Voting Constituents, and these Lib. Dems. truly turn White Hot with that evil emotion called “HATE”, because these people will NOT get their way! “Build that Southern Wall, and Make The USA Great Again”! TRUMP TRUMP TRUMP TRUMP TRUMP 2020 TRUMP TRUMP TRUMP!!!!!!!!

Estella Elizondo
Estella Elizondo
4 years ago

Thanks to President Trump for trying to protect our country–AMERICA FOR AMERICANS my question is this, can ‘t said people crossing the border be stopped and turned back, and those who are caught on our border side, be shipped/turned back?

Martin Korab
4 years ago

Thank God for president Trump. We all know that it is a fact that the Communist Democratic Party does not care for those illegal immigrants. All they care about are their votes which are illegal and that doesn’t bother the commies one bit. Thank GOD president Trump sees through all the hypocrisy and is doing something to correct these anti American crimes against our country. GO TRUMP ! WE LOVE YOU AND WILL ALWAYS HAVE YOUR BACK. Sincerely, Martin Korab

Sharon B.
Sharon B.
4 years ago

does anyone talk about moving out of California to get away from SANCTuarycities/sanctuary states? Where is the best state to move?

Alan
Alan
4 years ago

The democrats look pathetic enough on their own without help from low IQ Mad Max making such a disgrace of herself and her shambles of a political party. Her trashy misbehavior makes me wonder about the people who put her into office. The democrat party sure has become a true slum entity and has taken its rightful place in the third world.
Let’s finish that wall and deport Mad Max to the other side of it. She will be more at home there than in America.

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