Will the SoD Authorize U.S. Troops to Protect the Border?
I am waiting for Governor Jan Brewer or any of
the another border state governors to
tell us if they think that the Secretary of Defense will grant them permission
to deploy their respective state's National Guard to the border.
immigration reform bill doesn’t
guarantee that the U.S. Military will be deployed to the U.S.-Mexico border.
The bill states that “with the approval of the Secretary of Defense, the
Governor of a State may order units
or personnel of the National Guard” to assist with border security or other
If this bill
passes, I expect that the Obama administration will do everything in its power
to prevent the U.S. military from being deployed to the border. This means that
SoD Chuck Hagel will drag his feet, in order to delay his blessing to deploy
U.S. troops to protect the border, or not grant the permission at all.