Wednesday, August 18, 2010

200 troops are going to guard the California/Mexico border

California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is making a small (and perhaps symbolic albeit meaningless) effort at stemming the flow of illegal immigration into California.

This from the Los Angeles Times:

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger Wednesday said he was sending more than 200 national guard troops to the California-Mexico border.

After a tour of the border Wednesday, Schwarzenegger said he plans to have 224 troops in place by Sept. 1.
“These men and women will provide much-needed assistance to help secure our border, but it’s important to remember that this is only the beginning," Schwarzenegger said in a statement Wednesday. "We must find a permanent solution to our broken immigration system. We need the federal government to step up with even more manpower and funding, and I will continue to push President Obama and Congress for action.”
The governor is correct in asserting that "a permanent solution [must be found] to our broken immigration system." But is his plan sending the proper message that his state or the federal government really cares about finding such a solution?

1 comment:

Belle said...

Why do Republicans say they want smaller federal government and then ask the fedral government for help?