May as well. The Border Patrol is severely understaffed, the wall hasn’t been completed yet , the border isn’t secure at this point, and the illegal vermin are still coming across.
Via Fox News
President Trump said he has spoken to Defense Secretary James Mattis about the U.S. military being used to police the southern border.
“Until we can have a wall with proper security, we are going to be guarding our border with our military. That’s a big step,” he said at the White House, expressing dismay at a caravan of migrants making their way from Honduras to the U.S. border.
According to a BuzzFeed report, the caravan was organized by People Without Borders. Many planned to apply for asylum at the border in the U.S. or slip in undetected.
Trump said other countries are laughing at the U.S. immigration laws, which he said “are so weak and so pathetic” that the migrants would be allowed to enter. He said under the Obama administration’s policies, the migrants could be released into the U.S. with a court date, but that many would never show up to court.
He then applauded Mexican authorities for breaking up large portions of the caravan as it moved through Mexico.
“They have very strong immigration laws, as we should have,” he said, adding the caravan situation “make [him] very sad.”
“It’s sad for the people in the caravan and it’s sad for the people in the United States.”
He said asylum-seekers are coached in advance on what to say at the border in order to go before a judge and start the process.
“We cannot have them taken out. We have to bring them before a ridiculous court system,” he said during a meeting with Baltic state leaders.
Trump called on Mexico to do more to police its side of the border, threatening to make the issue part of new negotiations on NAFTA.
……The National Guard’s activities are expected to include countering criminal activity, aerial support, and some infrastructure construction where able, and aerial support. Nielsen confirmed that there may be some wall built by these troops where military installations are placed.
……counterparts in Mexico have been informed about this action and they understand and respect U.S. national sovereignty.
It’s about fucking time.
Oh, BTW: The illegal alien ‘caravan’ that threatened to traipse across the border has been called off.
A ‘caravan’ of Central American asylum-seekers abandoned their plans to march to the southern border of the United States Wednesday, saying they will “wrap up” their journey in Mexico City after President Trump’s threat to deploy the US military to the region.
“A caravan of Central American migrants whose trek across Mexico infuriated President Donald Trump has decided not to travel to the US border, leaders said Tuesday,” writes the AFP.
“We will wrap up our work in Mexico City,” said the leader of People Without Borders. “We have support teams at the border if there are people who need assistance there, but they would have to travel on their own.”
The President issued a stark warning to Mexican authorities this week after the 1,500 strong ‘caravan’ made its way through Mexico towards the US border; saying he was prepared to deploy the US military to help avert a potential humanitarian crisis.
“We have very bad laws for our border. We’re going to be doing some things. I spoke with General Mattis, we’re going to be doing things with the military. Until we have a wall and proper security, we’re going to be guarding our border with the military,” said the Commander-in-Chief.
It’s good to have a leader with balls.