The New Mexico National Guard has deployed 82 troops along the border with Mexico to increase surveillance.http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/38960713/ns/us_news-security/
National Guard spokesman Lt. Col. Jamison Herrera said Wednesday the troops have been training side by side with Border Patrol agents for about two weeks, and began their mission this week to support the Border Patrol and other law enforcement agencies along southern edge of the state.
In May, President Barack Obama announced a plan to deploy 1,200 National Guard members to the international border in response to increasing concerns about border violence.
In May, to justify suing to enjoin enforcement of the Arizona immigration law, Obama announced a plan to deploy 1,200 National Guard troops along the Mexican border.
In September, Obama finally deployed 82 troops along the border with Mexico "to increase surveillance", not to actually enforce federal immigration law.
This is too typical to be either surprising or disappointing.