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SANTA FE , N.M. -- Gov. Bill Richardson, after meeting with top law enforcement officials Wednesday morning, ordered the National Guard to patrol the border with Mexico and ensure the safety of New Mexico citizens.
"I want residents in southern New Mexico to know we are taking this border violence very seriously by adding a National Guard presence along with state, local and federal law enforcement patrols along the border,"
Originally posted by Phlynx
This is one reason I don't believe in borders. It causes violence ON BOTH SIDES.
Originally posted by OutKast Searcher
What does NM have...200 miles of border to patrol??? Even with that small amount...they have no where near enough man power to patrol that entire stretch with the national guard.
The border is too big to currently patrol and decide if those crossing are drug cartels or simply poor people or refuges. Putting armed men on the border to shoot anything that moves is a stupid stupid idea.