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Bush Weighs Deploying Guard to U.S. Border

Once again the Bush administration is turning to the military to help solve a domestic problem. But instead of hurricane aid or preparations to cope with avian flu, the Pentagon is being asked to possibly provide thousands of National Guard troops to shore up the U.S. border with Mexico, as part of President Bush’s effort to gather support for an overhaul of the nation’s immigration laws. According to senior administration officials, Bush is considering plans to use federal funds to pay for National Guard troops deployed along the southern border.Full Story

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