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Air Stagnation Advisory issued December 17 at 9:42AM PST until December 19 at 12:00PM PST by NWS

..LIGHT WINDS AND INVERSIONS WILL PERSIST THROUGH MUCH OF THE WORKWEEK. THIS WILL LEAD TOWARD STAGNANT AIR CONDITIONS OVER MUCH OF CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST WASHINGTON. ...AIR STAGNATION ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON PST FRIDAY... * AIR QUALITY...LIGHT WINDS AND STABLE CONDITIONS WILL INCREASE

Today

Hi39° Chance Rain

Tonight

Lo33° Rain/Snow

Friday

Hi40° Chance Rain

Friday Night

Lo31° Rain/Snow Likely

Saturday

Hi38° Rain/Snow

Saturday Night

Lo32° Rain

Sunday

Hi40° Chance Rain

Sunday Night

Lo35° Mostly Cloudy

Monday

Hi43° Mostly Sunny

Monday Night

Lo33° Partly Cloudy

Border troops aren’t the cure

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You would think the United States southern border is completely pervious, for political purposes non-existent. Given the news that tens of thousands of children from Central America have been apprehended crossing the border illegally, the knee-jerk reaction is to say our border is pathetically porous. “All this gives normal people a feeling of besiegement and foreboding. Is a nation without borders a nation?” wrote an anguished Peggy Noonan in the Wall Street Journal. “It happens that I support immigration legislation. I support amnesty. I have since 2006. But only after we secure the border,” writes Charles Krauthammer on this page. “The fact is, this is a crisis created by failed federal policy, and a lack of will to dedicate the resources necessary to secure the border, once and for all,” writes Texas Gov. Rick Perry, calling for additional billions in spending and squadrons of National Guard troops.

There is not enough razor wire, armored troop transports, motion detectors or surveillance drones in the world to secure the United States borders “once and for all.” Actually, our borders have never been more secure. Never have we spent more or dedicated more resources to our sealing off, feeding the belief that our illegal immigration crisis can be solved with more troops and more steel.

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