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Schwarzenegger Orders 224 National Guard Troops To Border

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger today ordered 224 National Guard troops to patrol the Mexican border for one year to support federal security efforts.

The troops will be part of 1,200 National Guard personnel President Barack Obama requested in May to be deployed along the border in the southwest United States.

The exact areas where California's contingent will be deployed -- whether in San Diego County or elsewhere -- was not released. The governor's order called for coordination with appropriate federal officials to determine where they will go.

Schwarzenegger also said the troops will be armed for self-defense but will not serve in a direct law enforcement role.

The deployment is scheduled to last until June 30, 2011.

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Avatar for user 'KelvinJeuneauSD'

KelvinJeuneauSD | July 16, 2010 at 11:42 a.m. ― 4 years, 2 months ago

224?? Why not 22,400? Shoot to kill anyone who steps across the border. Guess how long illegal immigration would last?

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Avatar for user 'JulieNadine'

JulieNadine | July 16, 2010 at 2:09 p.m. ― 4 years, 2 months ago

Yeah, and while we're at it, why don't we have a death penalty for speeding and illegal parking and public drunkenness and everything else we don't approve of...

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