|Bush orders National
Guard to seal border with Mexico.
In a stunning
reversal of policy, President George W. Bush today ordered units
of the California, Arizona and Texas National Guard to seal off
the border with Mexico. New Mexico units were delayed on orders
of Governor Richardson. (Late reports have Richardson fleeing
"The Minutemen have shown me the
error of my ways," Bush told a hastily called news conference
. "These men and women are the heartbeat of America and
are real heroes."
Bush said that he had also ordered the
Army Corps of Engineers to begin building a permanent barrier
along the U.S./Mexico border. "In these times of deficits
it is silly not to use the most cost-effective means of protecting
our borders." the president said.
April Fool's Day)