administration is planning to send 1,500 more active-duty troops temporarily to the southern border to assist agents ahead of an expected influx of migrants seeking asylum, three U.S. officials said Tuesday.
The move comes as Title 42, the public-health law that permits the U.S. to deny asylum and migrations claims for public health reasons, is set to expire on May 11. Some senior U.S. officials say the end of Title 42 could entice more people seeking a better life in America to present themselves at the U.S.-Mexico border.
The service members, mainly coming from Army units, will not have a law enforcement role. They will be armed for self-defense but will be performing monitoring and administrative tasks only, freeing up Border Patrol officials to process migrant claims, the three officials said.
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin approved the official request from DHS, sending soldiers to join 2,500 National Guard troops already activated to assist law enforcement at the border.
In March 2019 border patrol agents were pulled from New Mexico checkpoints for 4 months & redirected to El Paso to check the flood of undocumented aliens.
Doña Ana County Sheriff Kim Stewart also she was glad to know the checkpoints had reopened, though she wished federal officials had informed her, not a newspaper reporter.
Hm local government got the “mushroom” treatment. Kept in the dark and fed with manure.
It is estimated that there are 11.35 million undocumented aliens within the US borders.
Can a nation that cannot control/secure its borders be considered a nation?
Using troops to patrol the borders of the nation? I’m OK with that. I would be OK with the Federal government imposing sanctions on cities or states that, as official, or defacto, policy do not enforce immigration laws, too…but listen to the “JCs” whine that they can’t get cheap, easily exploited, labor…which is probably where changing laws to allow younger children, work longer hours, at more jobs, comes from. It’s easy to cheat 13 year-olds that don’t know what labor laws say. Just change the “JC’s” threat from “I’ll report you to INS”, to “I’ll tell your mother”.
I actually know farmers in north rural Texas who knowingly employ illegal immigrants to work their farms while also spewing ultra-right-wing hostilities towards them for being here. You don’t need to be a rich JC to want the cheap, exploitable labor.
Well until the first undocumented alien is felled by a burst from a national guardsperson’s M-16. Then we will hear/read stories on how a young man seeking a new life was cut down in his prime. I can already write the copy. “Is this what’s Amerika is all about!” “Isn’t it enough that an undocumented person has to live in constant fear & stress worrying about being detained and then dragged across the border?”
I’m all for CEOs/business owners being stiffly personally fined on the first violation following by jail time for a second offense.
And this is not JUST access to cheap exploitable labor.
As opposed to an unarmed, US citizen, gunned down by police?
Outside of the occasional bit of “enforcement theater”, like the raids on a few meat packing plants some 20 years ago, “JCs” tend to not be held accountable for their actions.
As for illegals voting, they work and pay taxes. If a state or city decides that, as working and taxpaying members of the community, they should have a voice, why not? (ignoring the issue of “sanctuary cities”)
I know construction companies that hire illegals to work for them in Nevada and then spew all kinds of racist crap about them. I think we should put into law that anyone that hires an Illegal immediately gets fined 10,000 dollars per illegal. Now you want to hear companies start crying? They don’t like the illegals unless they can get them cheap.
That is why such a proposal would never go anywhere. Just like the proposal to hold retirement investment advisors to a fiduciary standard. Require the advisors to put the interests of the person whose money they are playing with, ahead of their own interests? Outrage!
10 days later local & state police killed 2 and wounded 12 at Jackson State. The gunfire lasted for 30 seconds and more than 460 shots were fired by a reported 40 state highway patrolmen, who used shotguns from a distance of 30 to 50 feet.