Immigration reform first, then send troops to the border for law enforcement.
FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 19, 2007 file photo, just one of the many outposts manned by the National Guard near the Arizona-Mexico border in Sasabe, Ariz. Thousands of National Guard troops were sent to the border in this first deployment in 2006, and the Obama administration announced Tuesday, May 25, 2010 it was sending as many as 1,200 National Guard troops to the border. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, file)
Mexico is in a vicious fight to the death with the drug cartels. Thousands of people south of the border have already been killed. While the war has not yet spilled into this country — the violent crime rate is down in many American border cities and towns — anxiety is high. But adding a thousand or so border troops won’t stop the cartels or repeal the law of supply and demand. It won’t lessen American addicts’ hunger for drugs or Mexican traffickers’ appetite for sold-in-America guns.
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