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Well John McCain calling for the National Guard to seal the border with Mexico the Arizona senator.
Pointing to the spike in violence in Mexico in a letter to Homeland Security chief -- -- volatile.
And to Saturday's murder of Arizona rancher Robert Krantz investigators tracking the footprints of -- lone gunman some twenty miles to the Mexican border but so far.
They have no leads.
Or a suspect reaction to these recent events felt all along the border governor Bill Richardson and neighboring New Mexico ordering his State's National Guard.
To border areas as well governor Richardson is joining us now governor welcome these -- Thank you Theresa Saldana John McCain is now asking for guard troops to patrol the -- I know five years ago you did not want National Guard troops along that border have you changed your mind.
I believe that the program -- under actually at the end of president Bush Administration.
-- consulted with governors.
And where governors maintained authority of the National Guard.
So we are -- a presence.
On the border I just ordered my National Guard and New Mexico.
To go today area that you mention which is the border of Arizona New Mexico the rancher killed had some very strong New Mexico -- So I do believe we need a permanent presence more Nash.
Net more border patrol more National Guard in the border of the guard doing basically secondary work.
To the border patrol mainly technical.
Because the border violence it's now related to the drugs -- cartels fighting each other.
To violence affecting Americans like that one though was killed and governor that -- you said the violence is growing and we just astounding rate of violence broke down along the border and yet the apprehension rate.
Of illegal immigrants crossing the border is dropping.
I I it.
-- yeah I'm not gonna contests that what I do know is that the Mexican government the president especially.
Is making a major effort to fight the cartels.
Investing a lot of manpower.
Law enforcement at the border unfortunately.
The border violence is not abated so.
We've got to protect our citizens and look I wanna see comprehensive immigration reform.
But if we're gonna have legalization.
Not citizenship it has to be coupled with.
Stronger law enforcement.
And lessening of violence.
On the border because -- -- -- this path to citizenship is the road to more violence -- Now I don't agree with that I think this path to citizenship.
You know Senator McCain was a leader -- -- several years ago where the undocumented worker they have to learn English gallons of -- background checks.
Get get at the end of the line you know we've got 1215 million a year what do we get a -- -- a -- that doesn't make sense.
But Americans deserve security at the border we gotta stop some of this flow we should do it with the technology more border patrol.
Boots on the ground National Guard.
But having offense makes no sense sort -- got another minute.
It's important -- point out John McCain is now changing his two little little bit I mean look it's because clearly he's -- a tough political fight in Arizona but he's changing his tune.
Easy -- right it's.
Well you know all I've always respected Senator McCain especially -- work on immigration.
You look he has to deal with the -- political realities but what he has said didn't and you said that at the beginning.
More border patrol.
More of National Guard at the border.
More surveillance I I support that all of them.
Border governors Republican and Democrat agree -- actually saw only what Democrats -- Governor Bill Richardson and Mexico's governor thank you sir good to see if thank you.
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