“With every place we’ve visited, our colleagues at Customs and Border Patrol couldn’t praise them enough with stepping up and really providing an incredible capability that gives them the operational flexibility they need, said Army Maj. Gen. Peter Aylward, special assistant to the chief of the National Guard Bureau.
The total cost of this latest deployment has not been estimated as yet, but it’s sure to put a dent into the $250 million additional funding for border security, according to security experts. However, when Americans such as the members of the Minuteman Project volunteered to perform some of the same duties — observe and report incidents of illegal border crossings — as these guardsmen, the cost to taxpayers was zero dollars.
“Did the U.S. government show its appreciation for the assistance? No! Even President George W. Bush denigrated the Minutemen volunteers calling them ‘vigilantes.’ And the media attempted to portray them as bigots, xenophobes and zealots,” said former NYPD detective Sid Frances.
He’s former chief at a New York City housing project in Washington Heights nicknamed “Crack City” by reporters covering the drug war in the 1980s. In addition, he served as director of public safety at a New Jersey university and director of security for several major organizations. He’s also served on the National Drug Task Force and trained police and security officers throughout the country. Kouri writes for many police and security magazines including Chief of Police, Police Times, The Narc Officer and others. He’s a news writer and columnist for AmericanDaily.Com, MensNewsDaily.Com, MichNews.Com, and he’s syndicated by AXcessNews.Com. Kouri appears regularly as on-air commentator for over 100 TV and radio news and talk shows including Fox News Channel, Oprah, McLaughlin Report, CNN Headline News, MTV, etc.
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