Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Colorado National Guard may join others at the border

The more the merrier...

(CBS4) DENVER - lorado National Guard Troops should know in July whether they will patrol the border between Mexico and the United States.

Utah and Arizona guardsmen began patrolling the border in Arizona on Monday as part of President Bush's plan to crack down on illegal immigration. The mission for the 55 soldiers is to build fences, roads, and border lighting near Yuma, Arizona, which is the nation's busiest U.S. border patrol station.

The Colorado Guard anticipated between 150 and 200 troops would be called to the border and all would most likely be volunteers.

I posted on the Utah troops at the border yesterday, and that looks like it's gonna be one hell of a sturdy fence. Too bad the National Guard are there on a construction basis as opposed to a border enforcement capacity. Well, at least we're finally going to get the fence.

And it's about damn time too....