Menendez Statement On Troops To Border

Menendez Statement On Troops To Border

Washington - U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) released the following statement on the Obama administration's decision to send 1,200 National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border:

"As Senator McCain himself said many times in Senate speeches when he was a maverick, the solution to our broken immigration system has to be comprehensive. Border enforcement is a part of realistic, commonsense reform, but it alone is far from the answer. The Obama administration's militarization of the border amounts to a submission to the political forces brought by the Republican Party. If there is a greater border presence necessary, it should be in the form of additional regular border patrol agents."

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