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  • Yowza: President Trump Tweets a Photo of What the Border Fence With Tijuana Looks Like Now

    11/19/2018 2:32:14 PM PST · by Kaslin · 136 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 19, 2018 | Katie Pavlich
    President Trump, apparently frustrated with footage of the U.S. border fence in Tijuana, Mexico, tweeted a photo Monday afternoon of a new and improved version. The Fake News is showing old footage of people climbing over our Ocean Area Fence. This is what it really looks like - no climbers anymore under our Administration! pic.twitter.com/CD4ltRePML— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 19, 2018 Meanwhile, thousands of illegal migrants traveling in a caravan from Central America have made their way to Tijuana. They are on the Mexican side of the border waiting to make asylum claims in the U.S. The Trump administration...
  • Razor wire now covers border wall where 'vanguard' of migrant caravan taunted U.S.

    11/15/2018 8:24:42 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 55 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 11/14/18 | Stephen Dinan
    Hours after images of migrants climbing a border wall in San Diego went viral, the Homeland Security Department deployed razor wire Wednesday to prevent a repeat. The immigrants, who said they were the vanguard of the caravans streaming north through Mexico, ascended the fence Tuesday in a display of defiance. Video and photos showed them cheering and jeering atop the slat-style fence. Although no arrests or confrontations were reported, Homeland Security took immediate steps to try to keep others from climbing by deploying concertina wire, which coils over itself, creating a thorough barrier. “As we have said repeatedly, being a...
  • Mattis Gives Pep Talk To Troops Defending Southern Border

    11/14/2018 7:31:29 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 30 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 11/14/2018 |
    Secretary of Defense James Mattis Wednesday visited the troops deployed to the U.S.-Mexico border and gave them some inspiring words ahead of the arrival of a migrant caravan slowly making its way through Mexico toward the U.S. The Department of Defense’s latest estimate suggests there will be more than 7,000 troops at various positions in Arizona, California and Texas, according to CNBC. Mattis spoke directly to the troops on his trip. “In the Army, we don’t care if you’re male or female, we don’t care where you go to church or if you go to church,” he said. “We just...
  • Federal Government Sends Miles of Concertina Wire to Border

    11/04/2018 7:27:07 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 27 replies
    krgv.com ^ | 10/30/18 | Valerie Gonzalez
    In addition to the troops heading to the border, the government has also sent miles of razor wire. The Commander of the U.S. Northern Command and North American Aerospace Defense Command, Terrence John O'Shauhnessy, spoke about the addition during a press conference on Monday. "We have enough concertina wire to cover up to 22 miles already deployed, already to the border. We have additional concertina wire that we can string with over 150 miles available,” says O'Shauhnessy. From residential to law enforcement property, when protecting perimeters, many often choose between two popular choices: barbed wire and concertina wire. When you...
  • Obama Blasts Trump's Deployment of Troops to U.S.-Mexico Border as a 'Political Stunt'

    11/03/2018 5:52:51 AM PDT · by sevinufnine · 43 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/3/18 | Marlene Lenthang
    Obama slammed Republicans for their aggressive stance against migrants trying to enter the U.S. during his speech rallying for Florida Democrats in Miami.'They're telling you the existential threat to America is a bunch of poor refugees a thousand miles away. They're even taking our brave troops away from their families for a political stunt at the border. The men and women of our military deserve better than that. So they're just constant fear mongering to distract from the record,' he added.
  • 108 House Democrats tell Jim Mattis troops should not be sent to the border

    11/02/2018 2:41:49 AM PDT · by kevcol · 68 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 1, 2018 | Anna Giaritelli
    More than 100 House Democrats told Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Thursday he should not send additional military personnel to the U.S.-Mexico border. A handful of ranking members from related House committees and 104 rank-and-file Democratic lawmakers sent the top Pentagon official a letter Thursday to say, first and foremost, they do not approve of the operation
  • Trump plans to block migrants from claiming asylum between legal ports of entry

    11/01/2018 11:22:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 90 replies
    NBC News ^ | November 1, 2018 | Julia Ainsley
    President Donald Trump delivered a sharply worded speech on immigration Thursday, vowing to hold undocumented immigrants in detention until they could be deported and to block asylum seekers from claiming asylum if they are caught crossing the border outside of legal ports of entry. Both measures are expected to be met with lawsuits in federal court. Under current law, immigrants are allowed to make a claim for asylum anywhere in the United States, no matter how they entered. And the Trump administration would be in violation of international asylum law as well, said Scott Anderson, a David M. Rubinstein fellow...
  • Trump Says He'll Send As Many As 15,000 Troops To The Southern Border

    11/01/2018 5:43:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | October 31, 2018 | Richard Gonzales
    President Trump said Wednesday he could send up to 15,000 troops to the U.S.-Mexico border, which would surpass the number of soldiers currently stationed in Afghanistan. Speaking to reporters as he left the White House for a campaign rally Wednesday night in Florida, Trump said the number of military personnel on the border "will go up to anywhere between 10,000 and 15,000 military personnel on top of the Border Patrol, ICE, and everybody else at the border." The current number of troops deployed to the border is 5,239, the head of Northern Command, Gen. Terence O'Shaughnessy, said on Tuesday. He...
  • BREAKING NEWS: We will open fire on the immigrant caravan if they throw stones says Trump as he...

    11/01/2018 5:46:20 PM PDT · by Morgana · 33 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | November 1, 2018 | Geoff Earle, Deputy U.s. Political Editor For Dailymail.com and Francesca Chambers, White House Cor
    FULL TITLE: BREAKING NEWS: We will open fire on the immigrant caravan if they throw stones says Trump as he promises to end to catch and release of illegals and put families in 'tent cities' President Donald Trump issued a dire warning to would-be immigrants making their way toward the U.S., warning that thousands of U.S. troops being sent to the border would return fire if caravan members throw rocks at them. Trump has already ordered thousands of troops to the southern border, and was asked after delivering a fiery speech at the White House whether he envisioned them firing...
  • Mattis Shoots Down Reporter On Troop Deployment To The Border: This Isn't A Stunt

    11/01/2018 1:12:33 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 1, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    We have an illegal alien horde approaching our southern border. No, we have multiple hordes approaching the border. With local police in Mexico unable to stop them, the closest caravan is 1,000 miles away from the border. The Trump administration has decided to deploy thousands of troops in hopes of preventing scores of illegal aliens from flooding into the country. It’s been slammed as a 2018 election ploy. For Secretary of Defense James Mattis, this isn’t a stunt. Yesterday, he shot down a reporter who made that insinuation during a presser with South Korea’s defense minister (via Fox News):Watch the latest video...
  • Trump announced plan to limit asylum seekers, says troops will shoot at rock throwers

    11/01/2018 4:00:48 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 111 replies
    CNN ^ | November 1, 2018 | Sarah Westwood, Kevin Liptak and Jeff Zeleny
    He also suggested that the US troops he dispatched to the US-Mexico border could fire on someone in the migrant caravan if the person threw rocks or stones at them. In a meandering speech at the White House about immigration, Trump recycled many of the talking points he touts on the campaign trail -- but offered little in the way of concrete ways to address the problems he embellished.
  • Trump sending troops to block caravan at Mexico border is ultimate waste, fraud and abuse

    11/01/2018 11:54:52 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 42 replies
    USA Today | 11-1-2018 | Stan Collender, Opinion contributor
    LINK ONLY DUE TO FAKE NEWS COPYRIGHT: https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2018/11/01/trump-troop-deployment-caravan-mexico-waste-fraud-abuse-column/1838775002/
  • BREAKING NEWS: We will open fire on the immigrant caravan if they throw stones says Trump

    11/01/2018 2:46:33 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 183 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | November 1, 2018 | Geoff Earle
    President Donald Trump issued a dire warning to would-be immigrants making their way toward the U.S., warning that thousands of U.S. troops being sent to the border would return fire if caravan members throw rocks at them. Trump has already ordered thousands of troops to the southern border, and was asked after delivering a fiery speech at the White House whether he envisioned them firing on the people making there way approaching the border on foot. 'I hope not. I hope not. It's the military. I hope there won't be that. But I will tell you this: Anybody throwing stones,...
  • 'Nobody's coming in': Trump prepares to send troops to border to stop migrant caravan (Video)

    11/01/2018 10:11:33 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 40 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 01 NOV 2018 | The Guardian
    Donald Trump has said he is ready to send 15,000 troops to the US-Mexico border in an attempt to prevent the caravan of migrants from entering the US. A deployment of 15,000 troops would be roughly equivalent to the size of the US military’s presence in Afghanistan, and three times the size of the presence in Iraq
  • Six San Diego-area military bases will be used to assist at border for Operation Faithful Patriot

    11/01/2018 5:16:39 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 35 replies
    San Diego Tribune ^ | November 1, 2018 | Pauline Repard
    Six military bases in San Diego County will be used as logistics hubs for supplies and troops to help with securing the Southwest border following President Trump’s announcement Wednesday that he would deploy as many as 15,000 military personnel in response to caravans of Central American migrants making their way northward. Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Naval Air Station North Island (Coronado), Naval Base San Diego and Naval Base Point Loma as well as Naval Air Station El Centro will participate in the deployment named Operation Faithful Patriot, officials said “They have been identified as...
  • Trump Will Put As Many As 15,000 Troops On Border

    10/31/2018 4:34:17 PM PDT · by Gideon300 · 41 replies
    La Prensa ^ | 31 Oct, 2018 | Staff
    US President Donald Trump said Wednesday that up to 15,000 troops could be deployed on the US-Mexico border to stop a convoy of Central American migrants. "With respect to the caravan of migrants, our military is deployed, we have 5,000 and we are going to go up to 10,000 or 15,000," Trump said from the White House grounds.
  • ‘TRUMP AIN’T PLAYIN’: VIDEO SHOWS HUNDREDS OF MILITARY VEHICLES BEING SHIPPED TO BORDER

    10/31/2018 9:19:37 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 46 replies
    Twitter via infowars ^ | 10/31/18 | Adan Salazar
    A video posted to Twitter Tuesday showed a shipment of hundreds of military vehicles reportedly being sent to the US border in anticipation of a showdown with the migrant caravan currently headed to the US. Video here Another one hereOne more here.
  • US General Says Troop Numbers at Mexican Border to Rise Further

    10/31/2018 8:46:00 AM PDT · by Ron H. · 45 replies
    Independent Journal Review - IJR ^ | 10/31/18 | Phil Stewart - Reuters
    The top U.S. general overseeing a deployment of more than 5,200 troops to the border with Mexico said on Tuesday that troop levels would rise further, but declined to say how high or estimate what the operation will cost. Many basic questions remained unanswered a day after the Pentagon announced the open-ended deployment of over 5,200 active-duty troops to the border, including the scope of the mission as well as the Pentagon’s assessment of any threat posed by arriving migrants. ................
  • Bragg troops may be deployed to southern border

    10/30/2018 10:30:12 AM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 127 replies
    WRALTV ^ | 10/30/18 | Drew Brooks
    Fort Bragg soldiers, equipment and resources are being deployed to the southwest border to support Homeland Security efforts, officials told the Fayetteville Observer. A spokesman for the 18th Airborne Corps confirmed Tuesday that local troops were part of the more than 5,000 active duty forces who began deploying on Monday and who are expected along the border by the end of the week. The spokesman did not comment on the specific number of troops from Fort Bragg or the individual units that would be involved in the effort. Once deployed, local troops would fall under U.S. Northern Command and will...
  • USAF C-17 and C-130 Cargo Aircraft Airlift Troops to Mexican Border in Security Operation

    10/31/2018 7:39:09 AM PDT · by Freeport · 57 replies
    The Aviationist ^ | Oct 30 2018 | Tom Demerly
    U.S. Mobilizes Over 5,200 Troops to Southern Border in Security Operation. On Monday, October 29, 2018 the U.S. Air Force released the first video of C-17 Globemaster III and C-130 Hercules tactical transport aircraft deploying with full-time U.S. military troops to the United States/Mexico border in support of Operation Faithful Patriot. The video shows units of the 3rd Airlift Squadron of Dover Air Force Base and 61st Airlift Squadron of Little Rock, Arkansas loading cargo and personnel at Fort Knox, Kentucky. According to an official statement, U.S. Northern Command General Terrence J. O’Shaughnessy told media that Operation Faithful Patriot is...