Ok. I am about to tell you something so shocking, you'[d better sit down before I tell you what it is. Sitting? The governors (All Democrats) of Washington, California and New Mexico pulled their National Guard troops from the border because they say the work they were doing was wrong.
And immoral. They helped the Border Patrol arrest 23,000 illegal aliens and confiscated the 35,000 pounds of drugs they were carrying. So, this is why they pulled their Guard from the border? It is either that or a total disregard for the protection of the people for purely political reasons.
“National Guard troops helped with the arrest of 23,034 illegal immigrants and the seizure of more than 35,000 pounds of drugs in the roughly six months they were deployed to the border in fiscal 2018, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection,” the Washington Examiner reported on Tuesday.
“The more than 23,000 people arrested were ‘deportable’ noncitizens, DHS said. The operation, dubbed ‘Guardian Support,’ also led federal law enforcement to more than 6,100 people who were later turned back, the data said.”
And yes, they did all of this without apprehending anybody. It turns out that razor wire and logistical support was fairly effective.
“Troops are providing support from the air, surveillance backup, and assistance with infrastructure projects such as vegetation clearing and road maintenance, not including border wall construction. Guardsmen can also be used to free up agents to leave their desks and get back out to the field,” the Examiner reported.
“The troops monitoring remote video surveillance systems have then been able to report sightings to a greater field of agents, and thus the number of apprehensions has increased, officials have said.”