Yes, Obama did, in fact, send troops to the border wall, so did Bush

Yes, Obama did, in fact, send troops to the border wall, so did Bush

Liberals and Democrats are in a rage because President Trump says he’s sending military troops to help guard the border until the wall is built, but what Libs and Dems fail to mention or care not to is, Obama did, in fact, send troops to the border wall, so did Bush.

President Trump is yet to announce exactly where the troops will go, how long they’ll be there, what they’ll do and how much it will cost, but he’s made it clear it will happen.

But this is nothing new, while liberals and Democrats continue to play their ‘let’s be outraged at anything game,’ they leave out key information that Obama and Bush sent troops to the border wall long before Trump made it cool.

President Bush and President Obama both did it, in two operations that cost a total of more than $1.3 billion.

Back then libs and Dems praised the move saying they helped US Customs and Border Protection fill in gaps and step up enforcement.

So let’s take a look at what happened during those operations, according to reports from the Government Accountability Office and congressional testimony:

2006: President George W. Bush announces in a national address, plans to deploy 6,000 troops

Name: Operation Jump Start
When it happened: June 2006-July 2008
Who was deployed: 6,000 National Guard troops deployed to California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas.
Assists with undocumented immigrant apprehensions: 186,814 (11.7% of the total apprehensions on the Southwest land border in that period)
Assists with drug seizures: 316,364 pounds of marijuana (9.4% of all marijuana seized on the Southwest border in that period)

2010: President Obama officially orders the deployment of up to 1,200 troops to the US-Mexico border

Name: Operation Phalanx
When it happened: Initially from July 2010-June 30, 2011, then extended
Cost: $110 million for the first year
Who was deployed: Initially 1,200 National Guard troops. In 2012, the number of troops was scaled back as the focus shifted from boots on the ground to aerial surveillance.
Assists with undocumented immigrant apprehensions: 17,887 in the first 11 months (5.9% of the total apprehensions on the Southwest land border in that period)
Assists with drug seizures: 56,342 pounds of marijuana in the first 11 months (2.6% of all marijuana seized on the Southwest border in that period)
So whenever you hear a liberal or Democrat or anyone playing their ‘let’s be outraged at anything Trump does’ game, show them this article.

 

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