Tags: Fox News | Immigration | Adam Kinzinger | border | National Guard

Rep. Adam Kinzinger: Obama Likely to Send National Guard to Border

Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 11:55 AM

By Wanda Carruthers

President Barack Obama will likely have to send National Guard troops to the southern U.S. border to assist Border Patrol agents with the influx of illegal immigrants crossing into the country, said Rep. Adam Kinzinger.

"At the end of the day, the president's probably, if he really wants to solve the border crisis, at least in the short term, is probably going to have to deploy National Guard soldiers to alleviate what the Border Patrol's having to do," the Illinois Republican told "Fox & Friends" on Wednesday.

Story continues below video.

Kinzinger said the Obama administration needs to ensure that the Department of Defense has "all of the resources it needs" to handle the border crisis, since cuts have been made to the military's budget. He said the military is already "carrying a share of this burden" because of the thousands of illegal immigrants who are being housed at bases.

The military, through the United States Southern Command, is also playing an active role in combating "drug trafficking and narcoterrorism" in Central and South America, seen to be at the heart of the border surge, Kinzinger said, adding it should be properly funded, as well.

"SOUTHCOM needs to be well resourced to be able to combat the front end of why we're seeing a lot of these kids come up here to the border," he said.

Drug cartels are sensing an opportunity in the crisis, Kinzinger said, because they have "figured out that, not only can they make money on bringing children up here, but they can also use that distraction, and the Border Patrol being distracted by the number of children, to put more drugs over the border."

Related Stories:

© 2015 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Rep. Peter King: 9/11 Lesson Is Ex-Gitmo Detainees Threat to US

Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 21:53 PM

Rep. Peter King says President Barack Obama should remember the lessons of 9/11 and stop releasing detainees from the mi . . .

ISIS Rampaging in Sinai, Vows to Behead Egyptian President

Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 21:50 PM

Egypt's Sinai Peninsula is increasingly coming to resemble the battlefields of Iraq and Syria, where the Islamic State ( . . .

Obama's Expected Budget to Exceed Caps; Will Be at Odds With GOP

Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 21:09 PM

President Barack Obama is expected Monday to unveil a budget that will exceed spending caps for defense and domestic pro . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved