Obama urged to call up National Guard, run ad blitz in Central America to stop surge of child immigrants

The Vice Chair of the House Homeland Security Committee and Chair of the Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security urged President Obama to activate the National Guard and help stem the flood of young illegal immigrants pouring across our southern border.

U.S. Rep. Candice Miller, R-Mich., warned the Chief Executive in a statement issued on Friday, of the peril of increased drug trafficking and human smuggling because Border Patrol agents were occupied with processing and babysitting youngsters illegally entering the U.S., the Washington Times reported.

She wrote,” Not only are tens of thousands of children being put at risk of violence, sexual assault and death, but also our border becomes even less secure and gives the violent drug cartels free reign to operate with near impunity as our border security agents are overwhelmed with trying to protect the children flooding across our border.”

Miller called on Obama and the Secretary of State to engage in an advertising blitz in Central America, to correct the misperception that young illegals could safely stay in the United States. She blamed administration policies for failing to enforce laws on the books, for creating the impression of amnesty as a done deal, and that it was their responsibility to embark on a remedial public relations campaign.

The Michigan Republican said the president should immediately call up the National Guard and allow them not only to alleviate the pressure on the border guards, so they can return to patrolling, but also empower them to help arrest illegals and defend against drug cartels capitalizing on the current humanitarian crisis.

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Former political news reporter Richard Berkow lost his idealism in the Kennedy years, and his innocence in Vietnam, Lebanon, and the Soviet Union. He hasn’t mellowed since, and can be harassed at [email protected]

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