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    Alabama national guard sent in to help defend U.S. border

    Alabama national guard sent in to help defend U.S. border

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Per request of the U.S. National Guard Bureau, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley (R-AL) has ordered a UH-72 helicopter and three pilots to Marana, Arizona to help defend the southern border.

    “Securing the U.S. border is an issue that is important to every American, and the Alabama National Guard is supporting the effort to secure the border,” Governor Robert Bentley said. “The men and women who serve in the Alabama National Guard are some of the most dedicated and professional military service members in the country. I appreciate the Guard’s effort to support the Southwest Border Mission.”

    The Alabama National Guard consists of the Alabama Army National Guard and the Alabama Air National Guard. The National Guard is charged with handling both federal and state missions. The state duties range from limited actions during non-emergency situations to full scale law enforcement of martial law when local law enforcement officials can no longer maintain civil control.

    Based on the EC 145 multirole helicopter, the UH-72 serves the army principally for logistics and support missions within the US. It is also used by the Army National Guard for homeland security and disaster-response missions and medical evacuations.

    Border security has been a hot topic in the electorate during the 2016 cycle. Almost all of the GOP presidential candidates have taken a tough stance on the border, including front-runner and Alabama primary winner Donald Trump.

    The Alabama National Guard force will remain in Arizona through September of this year.


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    What they need to do is apprehend EVERY person caught at the border. Take them directly to a military base, fingerprint, ID them, and load them up on C130s and deport them within 48 hours! Start by emptying out our jails and prisons.

    No more Cuban's invading our country. End wet foot / dry foot and ship them back.

    No refugee, no asylum, no illegal migrants, no anchor babies, no minors! Do not detain...deport! We need to completely stop these people and overhaul these widely abused programs. They all lie, they have no papers, they burn their papers, we do not know who they are. No more!

    Send them right back to their is their responsibility to take care of their citizens.

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    Alabama Governor Robert Bentley (R-AL) has ordered a UH-72 helicopter and three pilots to Marana, Arizona to help defend the southern border.
    They are sending one helicopter, 3 pilots and I have to assume support crew.

    Bentley has his own little sex scandal in Alabama and perhaps he is trying for brownie points.

    Alabama Lawmakers Move Forward With Plan to Impeach Gov. Robert Bentley


    How Alabama Gov.'s Sex Scandal Could Lead to Impeachment1:11

    Alabama lawmakers moved Tuesday to impeach their governor nearly two weeks after his squeaky clean reputation was wrecked by allegations that he and a top aide had an adulterous affair.

    "We're looking at this governor who has essentially betrayed the trust of the people of Alabama," State Rep. Ed Henry said. "This is about the actions and lies that have caused us some doubts about his leadership."

    Alabama Governor Robert Bentley speaks with former aide Rebekah Mason. NBC News

    Henry then called on Gov. Robert Bentley to resign.

    "If he truly loves the people of this state, he will step down," Henry said.

    Not a chance, Bentley fired back in a statement.

    "There are no grounds for impeachment, and I will vigorously defend myself and my administration from this political attack," he said. "Today's press conference is nothing more than political grandstanding intended to grab headlines and take the focus away from the important issues the Legislature still has to address before the end of the session."

    The bid to remove Bentley came a day after the governor, a conservative Republican, apologized again for the scandal engulfing his administration — and after the governor said he asked God to forgive him.

    "I am thankful our governor has reconciled with Our Lord and Jesus Christ," Henry said. "But his actions still have consequences."
    Related: Alabama Governor Not First to Face Recall Attempt

    Henry, who is also a Republican, said the lawmakers are accusing Bentley of obstruction of justice by telling Alabama's former top cop to not cooperate with an attorney general's office problem. He said they have never before tried to impeach a sitting governor.
    "I could care less about his personal conduct," state Rep. Craig Ford, a Democrat, said. "This is not about Democrats and Republicans; this is about nothing that the governor has said is true."

    There was no immediate comment from Bentley's alleged lover, Rebekah Caldwell Mason, who has already resigned from her post as political adviser.

    Bentley, a 73-year-old sometime Sunday School teacher, and Mason, a married mom, have denied having a physical affair. But steamy excerpts from a purported telephone conversation between them have cast doubts on those claims.

    Bentley and Mason were outed by the former head of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency who said he was fired because he refused to cover up the alleged affair.

    Bentley is a father of four and grandfather of six. His ex-wife, Dianne Bentley, filed for divorce in August 2015 declaring that their marriage "has suffered an irretrievable breakdown," according to court records.

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