Skip to comments.Hundreds more troops heading to U.S.-Mexico border
Posted on 02/22/2019 3:46:17 PM PST by jazusamo
The Pentagon is planning to deploy hundreds more American military personnel to the southern border, in the wake of President Trumps announcement of a national emergency along the countrys border with Mexico.
Currently 5,000 U.S. troops are stationed in Texas, Arizona and California, backing immigration enforcement operations led by the Department of Homeland Security. With Mr. Trumps declaration of a national emergency, that number is expected to surge to 6,000 by March 1, a senior Defense Department official said Friday.
Those troops will provide air support to Customs and Border Patrol officers and Homeland Security agents carrying out border security operations. In addition, those forces have been tasked with securing the hundreds of miles of territory along the border, in between the major points of entry into the U.S.
Mr. Trump has repeatedly said those areas have become a highway for illegal immigrants and illicit narcotics coming into the U.S., despite reports from Homeland Security officials that most of the illegal smuggling comes through known entry points.
To secure those areas, U.S. troops are stringing an additional 140 miles of border area with concertina wire, along with other areas that have already been fortified during previous troop deployments to the border. That work, which the Pentagon official says is 30 percent complete, will be coupled with a new ground-based detection and monitoring mission to be conducted by U.S. military units.
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We need thousands more.
I will say it again. Arm them, put them in front of BP with ROEs to SHOOT>
short term hopefully is "seek and destroy"
Bring the Kent State veterans out of retirement and send them to border...
I will be at the border at a rally tomorrow, held by ranchers who are being overrun by drug and human smuggling cartels. If I can figure out how to post pics I may post some.
Thank You President Trump!
Let me know if you need help posting.
You’re a good man.
What difference does it make. They all get in anyway. Here is a link that shows how much they use welfare money. That’s our money that is not being used for Americans who need it. Once they get in they never leave.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4u1J6EEhkyM Here is the link.
5000 to 6000 would 10 hundreds more
A toe over the lin3e an a lie on their lips and they are in.
“despite reports from Homeland Security officials that most of the illegal smuggling comes through known entry points”
They always throw this in there to try
and tone down what actually comes across.
If one kilo of fentanyl comes across
in an area other than an entry point, it’s
enough to kill thousands. One can only
count what has been caught. It could
very well be that what is confiscated,
is considered acceptable loss as the
cartels know the entry points are where the searches are concentrated. I believe
what is caught coming across at entry
points is just the tip of the iceberg.
They are responsible for all of this. They are actively promoting and facilitating this.
Mexico has never been America's friend, or even a reliable trading partner. We have nothing in common with Mexico. The wall should have been built (and we should have seized Baja California too) the moment we won the Mexican War.
Awaiting the first fire fight between smugglers and an army patrol.
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