Border security compromise draws support, outrage WASHINGTON — Some Republican senators said Thursday that they could support a new compromise border security plan but civil rights groups were outraged at a proposal they said would “militarize” the border with Mexico as a trade-off for GOP votes on the immigration overhaul.
June 20, 2013 - Los Angeles Times
President Bush in CNN The United States is not going to militarize the southern border. Mexico is our neighbor, and our friend,Bush said. "We will continue to work cooperatively to improve security on both sides of the border."
Barack Obama in Dallas Morning News Obama said two weeks ago that he doesn't want to "militarize the border" but made clear he takes security concerns in both countries seriously.