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-- Obama administration is reportedly planning to reduce the number of National Guard troops deployed -- the US border with Mexico early next year.
My next guest says the drawback is just another indication that the president wants amnesty for illegal immigrants and that.
All the administration really wants to do -- claim victory and -- into a false sense of security joining me now the president of the Arizona sheriffs association put out county sheriff.
Pull back you selected by the way as the 2011.
Sheriff of the year by his colleagues in the national sheriffs association.
Sheriff -- -- is also considering by the way a run for congress festival congratulations on the award.
To use sheriff thank you very very good -- -- -- -- that are actually and that it.
Well let me -- -- get to this issue right away you say that this drawback of troops.
It's -- -- this into a false sense of security would you then perhaps like to see more troops on the border.
Absolutely and I I speak not just us.
-- -- -- At right here on the front lines and Arizona I also have twenty years in the military -- the army National Guard having served a tour and I Iraq.
And also I was the commanding officer.
-- task force -- and had a great privilege to lead 700 men and women and both the army and the air.
Guard and we helped in that Yuma sector security Yuma sector just one of nine sectors and we had 700 soldiers.
And we need not 12100 and the president's gonna slash -- back to 300 we need 6000.
And and that's a critical mass and so anything the last and that you're gonna come up weighted.
Mission success and this is where -- -- he was backed into this mainly as a political compromise employee.
And this is where we don't compromise.
Issues and and as important is this national security this is our own border and we have troops all over the world.
We had a 150000.
Plus in Iraq we have troops and peaceful nations like that the Philippines and Japan we have 28600.
Soldiers -- Dayton and Korea protecting guarding defending their border and why on earth can't week.
Put America first and our safety and have 6000 armed soldiers protecting America.
Is that things have placed a living human -- -- -- -- three years and did a lot of stories with the Border Patrol agents is they would go out nearly -- to see the tracks in the slander and all the rest of it.
This drawdown -- troops how much is that going to hurt the operation and really how feasible is it to protect the border that is so huge.
It's very feasible we've seen it done not just a -- is a proof of concept where you and I both lived -- we've brought 97%.
Reduction and an illegal entries and drug smuggling.
Back fifteen years ago as a young combat engineer in the army I help build fence.
Out there it was Duncan Hunter sponsored that legislation and -- -- Clinton's great credit sign that.
It's it's just this double barrier -- when it was completed north -- Tijuana.
When violent crime in San Diego dropped the next year by 52% so it's proven.
It works so we don't need to build 2000 miles of fencing 700 miles approximately along that 2000 mile border.
Needs to -- double barrier France with technology.
At night cameras lighting and sensors and then most importantly in sequence we need to do this novel concept called enforcing the law.
We need to have consequences for breaking the laws in America not catch and release which is alive and well -- Except like you very much -- -- already run out of time is a pleasure talking to and again congratulations on your.
Share of zero -- by your colleagues really appreciate it thanks so much thank you very much thank you all by the.