Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy offered President Donald J. Trump the use of the Alaska National Guard to protect U.S.-Mexico border, calling the situation at the unprotected border a crisis.
“Today I notified the White House that Alaska and our National Guard, if called upon, stand ready to support the national security crisis at the southern border,” said Dunleavy in a statement recorded last weekend.
He continued, “While the southern border may seem far away and distant, this crisis is real, and a potential threat to every American, including Alaskans.”
“I look forward to our congressional delegation and Alaskans joining me to support our president’s mission to secure our borders.”
The Alaska National Guard includes both the 176th Wing and 168th Wing, offering President Trump the potential addition of 3,000 or more soldiers to guard the border until the wall is built, though reports indicate they have have not yet been called into action.
The statement was published after President Trump declared a national emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border last week, using the declaration to free up previously unused funds for construction of the border wall.
Other states, including California, have announced lawsuits to prevent President Trump from building the wall or defending the border, causing the president to come out swinging in defense of the national emergency declaration.
President Donald Trump laid out a strong Oval Office defense Tuesday for his “absolute right” to declare a national emergency to finish building the southern border Wall. Partisan lawsuits will probably lead us to the Supreme Court, where Barack Obama protected his health care takeover in 2012, and where Trump has a pretty good chance of protecting his Wall given the recent seating of Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh.
Trump has even said that he plans to utilize one of Obama’s national emergencies to combat drug cartels as one piece of his comprehensive Wall plan.
Illegal Alien Arrested in the Beating, Torture, and Death of His Nine Year Old Son in Idaho
Erik Osuna is an illegal immigrant.
A man identified by prosecutors as an illegal alien has been arrested in the beating and torture of his own son, with the boy’s stepmother being charged with murder in his death.
Emrik Osuna, a nine year old boy, was discovered starved and covered with bruises at the residence of Erik Osuna-Gutierrez and Monique Osuna. First responders who were summoned to the Meridian, Idaho home later pronounced the boy dead.
(Pictured: nine year old Emrik Osuna.)
(Pictured: Erik and Monique Osuna.)
Police reports indicate that Monique Osuna has admitted to police that she kicked her stepson in the groin and beat him with various household objects, among them a frying pan, a wooden spoon, a backscratcher, a belt, and even a dog leash. She’s being charged with murder, and Erik Osuna is being charged with felony injury to a child, infliction of great bodily harm and destruction of evidence in the abuse of the child.
The couple allegedly subjected the nine year old boy to a sickening regimen of continual child abuse, such as forcing him to exercise for hours, locking him into a closet, and feeding him starvation rations of water and rice for weeks. Prosecutors are alleging that Erik Osuna allowed the abuse to happen, and that the sick couple only called 911 hours after Emrik Osuna was in severe medical distress.
Idaho prosecutors have identified Erik Osuna as an illegal immigrant, pointing him out as a flight risk in pre-trial bond hearings in the case. They urged a judge to deny Osuna a bond because of his status as an illegal, arguing that he could attempt to flee because he doesn’t have many personal connections in the state.
Both Osunas are being held on $2 million bonds in the Idaho jail system, and neither have entered a plea in response to the charges. Their next court appearance is scheduled for September 17th.
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