Yesterday and today Central Americans tried to enter U.S. at Tijuana-Dan Diego border. They were pushed back with teargas. President Trump is the sixth president in a row to send military troops to the porous southern border. This sends two messages: To foreign nationals: “Don’t try it.” To Mexico: “We are watching.”
OPERATION FAITHFUL PATRIOT
In October President Donald Trump ordered 5,200 troops to join those who were deployed in April. He wanted to harden the US-Mexico border before the caravan of 7,000 Central American migrants arrived. He indicated that the final total of troops may hover between 10,000 and 15,000.
The forces include military police, pilots, and engineers, and will be in the area from November 5 to December 15. The goal is to “harden our ports of entry,” Customs and Border Protection chief Kevin McAleenan said. Troops mostly will be stationed in bases there for training and deploy to the border when needed.
The military is not participating in detaining or deporting any of the illegal aliens. US law forbids them from physically detaining individuals at the border. Legally, the troops can only assist US border officials by helping transport border agents & providing emergency medical care. The armed forces are also working to reinforce infrastructure around the border, such as putting additional razor wire on border fences.
Last week Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said the troops stationed at our southern border would not be armed with guns. Despite this, it appears the US is well prepared for the massive invasion that is coming to the southern border. With the military logistical support, border agents will be better able to deal with the arrival of 7,000 illegal aliens who are demanding entry.
HATE-AMERICA GROUPS ARE FUELING INVASIONS
Under Trump, border arrests fell to historic lows last spring, but increased in nearly every month since then. In particular, border patrol agents has seen a rise in the number of unaccompanied minors and family units from Central America.
This is fueled by money & support from George Soros’ Open Society Foundations and others. They are pushing the Trump Administration as far as they can in an attempt to overwhelm them. They are also testing the limits of President Trump’s tolerance, along with the tolerance of the American public.
TRUMP IS FIRST PRESIDENT TO TAKE BORDER SECURITY SERIOUSLY
“We’re going to do things militarily. Until we can have a wall and proper security, we’re going to be guarding our border with the military,” President Donald Trump said during his announcement of troop deployments.
“We really haven’t done that before, or certainly not very much before,” he added.
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen talked about such past military operations as inspiration. “Today, what we’ve discussed are support activities that are very similar to Jump Start,” Nielsen said. “They include everything from aerial surveillance, which is as you know was part of Operation Phalanx,” she added.
“It will be strong. It will be as many as needed to fill the gaps that we have today,” Nielsen said.
OUR SOUTHERN BORDER HAS BEEN A PROBLEM FOR DECADES
Army Gen. Colin Powell established Joint Task Force Six, expanding the military’s role in the war on drugs in November 1989. The task force, comprising active-duty and reserve troops, operated out of Fort Bliss, Texas, and aids in law enforcement in anti-drug efforts along the border.
President Bill Clinton, used the military along the border with the specific objective of halting illegal immigration. In 1994, Clinton authorized Operation Gatekeeper, a National guard deployment to the border area between San Diego and Tijuana, Mexico. At the time, this area was the busiest land border crossing in the world.
SEE BELOW: CLINTON’S 1995 STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS
In 2006, President George W. Bush deployed 6,000 National Guard members to California, Arizona, New Mexico & Texas to assist Border Patrol operations. Under Operation Jump Start, the National Guard assisted in more than 186,000 arrests of illegal aliens, as well as the seizure of more than 316,000 pounds of marijuana and 5,224 pounds of cocaine.
President Obama ordered a successor mission to Jump Start in July 2010. Dubbed Operation Phalanx, it consisted of 1,200 National Guard soldiers & airmen helping to detect intrusions and provide technical support to Border Patrol agents. The National Guard assisted in nearly 18,000 arrests of illegal aliens, and the seizure of more than 56,000 pounds of marijuana during the first year of the operation.
President Ronald Reagan ordered troop deployments to the southern border, using the National Guard in counter-narcotics missions.
WILL TRUMP CLOSE THE BORDER?
In recent weeks, as the Central American caravan overwhelms public & private resources in Tijuana, Mexico, Trump has repeatedly mentioned that it might be necessary to close our 2,000-mile border with Mexico.
The Trump Administration has already pushed legal limits to protect American sovereignty & safety: 1) implementing a temporary travel ban, 2) punishing sanctuary cities and 3) ending programs that protected a 1 MIL plus illegal immigrants from deportation.
It remains to be seen how far this populist president will go to secure America’s sovereignty and safety for American citizens.
Diane L. Gruber
BILL CLINTON, 1/25/95 State of the Union:
“All Americans, not only in the States most heavily affected but in every place in this country, are rightly disturbed by the large numbers of illegal aliens entering our country. The jobs they hold might otherwise be held by citizens or legal immigrants. The public service they use impose burdens on our taxpayers. That’s why our administration has moved aggressively to secure our borders more by hiring a record number of new border guards, by deporting twice as many criminal aliens as ever before, by cracking down on illegal hiring, by barring welfare benefits to illegal aliens. In the budget I will present to you, we will try to do more to speed the deportation of illegal aliens who are arrested for crimes, to better identify illegal aliens in the workplace as recommended by the commission headed by former Congresswoman Barbara Jordan. We are a nation of immigrants. But we are also a nation of laws. It is wrong and ultimately self-defeating for a nation of immigrants to permit the kind of abuse of our immigration laws we have seen in recent years, and we must do more to stop it.”