Hundreds of US troops heading to the border to deal with migrant caravan, official says

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  1. glitch

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    I have expressed disapproval elsewhere, for example stating that I think the military budget is sufficient without increasing it and adding to our deficit. I do like how DT is getting other countries to step up to the plate but correspondingly this should lead us to be able to reduce our own military budget instead of increasing it.

    Sanctuary cities are a blight that bring decay to themselves and do cause people to flee, whether or not you choose to acknowledge the multitude of problems they bring. Hopefully you can at least admit that with increased illegals comes increased social expenses, harm to the school systems, increased drugs, increased crime, a burden on our medical facilities, increased poverty, etc.
     
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    Wait. I thought increased illegal immigrants would be better for the United States?

    Sorry I was watching MSNBC
     
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    Are you talking about the caravan? If so, they've made it clear their intent is to come to the US. I think it is wiser of our country to be proactive in a case like this rather than waiting until they've actually arrived.

    Can we place those signs so they reroute them back to Mexico? :D
     
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    Its easier make them do a left turn than a complete U turn
     
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    One judge??? Where in the world do you get your information? Sessions has been appointing more immigration judges than anybody! Stop lying.


    https://m.govexec.com/management/20...-promise-hire-more-immigration-judges/151162/
     
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    Well, let's not get too excited about our troops on the border making any difference.


    Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen told Fox News on Friday that the military has "no intention" of shooting at anyone in the caravan, but she noted that officers of her agency and troops alike have the right to defend themselves.
    In past US border operations, officials have said troops can't do the following:
    • Arrest people
    • Seize drugs
    • Conduct searches
    What they can do
    Details are still emerging about plans for this deployment. Friday, the Pentagon explained what the troops will provide:
    • Planning assistance
    • Engineering support with temporary barriers, barricades and fencing
    • Aviation support to move US Customs and Border Protection personnel
    • Medical teams to triage, treat and prepare for commercial transport of patients
    • Command control facilities
    • Temporary housing and personal protective equipment for CBP personnel
     
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    Maybe the caravan figured the troops he is sending to the border will finish building Trump big beautiful fence by the time they get there. Or maybe the thousands of hidden Middle East terrorists in the caravan decided to commit terrorism in Mexico instead. Or maybe the Democrats stopped funding the caravan.
     
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    Whatever the reason it is good to see our president stand up and do what he can to discourage this mass mob from entering our country. 1,700 have applied for asylum in Mexico and four busloads have returned to Honduras. I sometimes question our president's methods but he does surprise me with how often he is able to produce positive results.
     
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    Great song by Van Morrison especially his rendition with the Band in the Last Waltz...
     
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    Hell yes!



     
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    Thanks Andrew. Now That’s Caravan!!!
     
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    I Heard Dat!:salute:
     
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    They're not "fleeing for their lives", these are what euphemistically are called "economic refugees":
    Claims these are refugees are unadulterated baloney, these are poor people, in desperate need who've been lured by political activists with an ideological agenda.
     
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    At a cost to ALL.
    Another reason to repeal the 16th and 17th amendments, allowing the Federal government to only tax the States and the States to tax their own citizens for the costs of providing for their legal/illegal inhabitants needs/wants.
     
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    These mercs—US soldiers, will happily let them in. Just watch and learn, kids. They've been instructed by Trump and the High Elite to let the caravan in!!!
     
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    I think that the military needs to be built up, since Obama, in my view, sort of depleted it. I don't know that Trump needs to build it to the level that he speaks about.
    As to the influx of Hispanics, the more people the more criminals and poverty. Granted. However, the good should not be confused with the bad and that is what is happening. Most of these immigrants pay taxes and studies have shown that they have not been a burden,
    and have actually been contributors. I do not remember what studies and I did google the subject (more than 11.47 billion dollars a year).
     
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    Not lying. Lying is deliberate to deflect. I don't do that so that is a stupid accusation. There may be more judges than during the previous disaster, but certainly not many.
     
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    A cost to all since Trump has his goons patrolling and looking for immigrants (and not only criminals) to arrest, yes?
     
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    Maybe a Federal law imposing a $0.58 maximum wage for illegal/undocumented aliens would be helpful? Or they could remain in, or return to Mexico where the minimum wage is $4.71 per day.
     
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    I agree with that - having arrived at the southern border the US certainly won't turn them back. And they know it.
     
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    They will be turned around at the border.
     
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    Illegal entry is a misdemeanor, and should result in immediate deportation. Yes it quite often costs money to save money.
    Illegal entry should show an immediate unwillingness to obey our laws, and count as strike one against them in the future. The number of immigration judges was recently increased and looking to be increased to more than 500, if the necessary funding is provided. A triage system should be implemented, separating the most valid requests from the least valid, deporting a large portion of those found least valid, with a stated wait period before a legal attempt may take place in the future, with an extended wait as a result of multiple illegal entries requiring deportation, or a permanent ban as a result of committing a major crime or felony while in the U.S. legally or illegally.
    Perhaps a freeze or large decrease of legal immigration should take place until the issue has been resolved.
     
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    All those caught crossing into the U.S. illegally should be deported immediately, with NO access to our courts at all.
     
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    I wonder if these terrorized Republicans know to be patient!

    We have rushed thousands of our troops to guard our border from this onslaught, but this "mob" is walking across over a 1000 miles to get to the US border.

    Many of our current troops will have finished their enlistments and move on to new careers, and new recruits will have been enlisted, gone through basic training and eventually gotten to their new posts!

    These "terrorists" may get here soon enough to watch Trump's 2nd Inauguration!

    Watch out!
     
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    Laws are broken by citizens every day. Nothing new here. I agree with you about a solution and that a felony should result in a permanent ban.
     
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