The Washington Examiner reports that
The Pentagon announced on Sunday 3,750 additional U.S. forces will be deployed to the southern border to provide support to Customs and Border Protection.
These additional troops, who according to CNN will be deployed for 90 days, will bring the total number of active duty forces supporting CBP at the border to roughly 4,350. The number of troops being sent to the U.S.-Mexico border is slightly up from the 3,500 figure reported last week.
Last month, acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said the U.S. military’s support mission at the southern border had been extended until September at the urging of the Department of Homeland Security.
“That support includes a mobile surveillance capability through the end of September 2019, as well as the emplacement of approximately 150 miles of concertina wire between ports of entry,” the Pentagon statement said Sunday.
Troops were initially sent to the southern border ahead of the November midterm elections as a caravan of about 1,000 Central Americans seeking asylum moved through Mexico on the way to San Diego. Nearly 6,000 active duty service members were sent there in November.
The Trump administration has faced heat for not being completely forthcoming with its plans to send troops to the border. Last week, House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith, D-Wash., rebuked the Pentagon for failing to provide “full transparency” to the panel regarding the specifics of the Pentagon’s plans to provide additional support to CBP, including how many troops would be sent.
President Trump, who is at loggerheads with Democrats in Congress over his demand for $5.7 billion in border wall funding, tweeted Thursday that more troops were being sent to the border to stem the tide of illegal immigration.
“More troops being sent to the Southern Border to stop the attempted Invasion of Illegals, through large Caravans, into our Country. We have stopped the previous Caravans, and we will stop these also. With a Wall it would be soooo much easier and less expensive. Being Built!” he said.
Trump has threatened to use emergency powers to divert military resources in order to build a physical barrier along the U.S.-Mexico border if Congress can’t come to a long-term spending agreement to avert another partial government shutdown by mid-February.
There is a very good reason for the deployment of more troops to our Southern Border.
As of last Tuesday, the U.S. government is tracking three separate migrant caravans, one of them estimated to be more than 12,000 people in size, heading north toward the U.S.
Make no mistake, these caravans, which are presently heading out of Honduras, one after another, are not some sort of spontaneous cry for help. They are a purposeful invasion of our Sovereign Nation, being funded, at least in part, by a very familiar name.
Leftist billionaire George Soros is funding the well-organized anti-Trump migrant caravan invasion from Central America that has been hitting the United States-Mexico border in defiance of immigration enforcement.
“The caravan is organized by a group called Pueblo Sin Fronteras, [b]ut the effort is supported by the coalition CARA Family Detention Pro Bono Project, which includes Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLIN), the American Immigration Council (AIC), the Refugee and Immigration Center for Education and Legal Services (RICELS) and the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) – thus the acronym CARA,” WND reported. “At least three of the four groups are funded by George Soros’ Open Society Foundation.”
Former AILA President Victor Nieblas Pradas is behind the Soros-led caravans and contends that detaining mothers and their children who break into the U.S. illegally is inhumane, unfair and unjust.
“There is simply no humane way to detain families,” Pradis declared in an AILA announcement. “Asylum seeking families should be given due process, not expedited removal – and the end of the road must be the end of family detention entirely.”
What we continue to witness, gentle readers, is a test of wills involving the willingness of those who have been entrusted with the security of our Sovereign Nation versus those who would break and enter our “home”.
What makes these incoming caravans from Latin America and those who are already here illegally exempt from the rules and regulations that every other generation of immigrants to this country had to abide by in order to become legal citizens of the greatest nation in the world?
By attempting to use our own benevolence against us, they seek to bypass the rules and regulations which immigrants before them have followed in order to become productive American Citizens.
Thank God we have a United States President with a backbone and a willingness to defend our Sovereign Nation from invaders (yeah, I said it) who wish to “radically change” it.
The continued deployment of our military to the Southern Border is a justifiable actions taken by President Trump in order to protect our sovereignty.
Even as I write this, those who have entered illegally before these caravans are in our hospitals, taking advantage of our charity and the finest health care system in the world, and driving our streets, with either forged drivers licenses or those obtained from states who have acquiesced and given them to these “undocumented workers”.
Stopping this “Breaking and Entering” at our Southern Border is in no way a human rights issue.
Freedom is God-given, and with freedom comes responsibility….the responsibility to become a productive citizen. And, with that citizenship comes responsibility, like paying taxes and making your own way.
I’m all for assisting anyone in becoming a legal citizen of the United States, if that is their wish. But, it must be done the right way, and they must accept responsibility for their illegal entry, show a willingness to learn our language, and embrace our American way of life, including respecting the American Flag.
America became a great nation because it was a melting pot of American-born and legally immigrated citizens with a shared allegiance, not a multi-cultural United Nations with everyone loyal to their home country.
In closing, I would like to ask a question: How the heck do all of these “poor. downtrodden people arriving at our Southern Border afford the cellphones which they all seem to have and why is it that they all seem to be well-fed when they arrive here?
The Liberal narrative about this invasion simply does not hold water.
Until He Comes,