Republican Reps. Reid Ribble of Wisconsin and Bob Goodlatte of Virginia have signed on to a House resolution of â€œno confidenceâ€ in Attorney General Eric Holder over his role in Operation Fast and Furious.
The Arizona governor could deploy an armed, volunteer militia to respond to natural disasters and patrol the Arizona-Mexico border for illegal immigrants and drug-traffickers under a legislative proposal to fund a state guard.
Arizona Sheriff Paul Babeu said the Obama administrationâ€™s decision to extend the deployment of 1,200 U.S. National Guard troops along the U.S. border with Mexico until Sept. 30 is â€œpanderingâ€ and that those numbers â€œfall far shortâ€ of what military power is needed to keep the country safe.
While theyâ€™ve made strides in arresting illegals and building a fence along the U.S.-Mexico line, the Border Patrol only has â€œoperational controlâ€ of 44 percent of the southern border, and of that only 15 percent is air tight, according to new General Accountability Office report.
Babeu said Napolitanoâ€™s claim was â€œnot surprising.â€ But he also said her remarks did not reflect conditions on the ground in Arizona where in the last two years the amount of illegal drugs entering the state that have been confiscated by local authorities has doubled, and the number of pursuits of criminal illegal aliens has tripled.
State Sen. Russell Pearce, the chief architect of Arizonaâ€™s tough immigration law, tells Newsmax that the recent court ruling on the law was a â€œhuge winâ€ for Americans fighting to stem the flow of illegal aliens in this country.