Trump to Send National Guard to US-Mexico Border
Posted on: 04/04/2018 09:39 PM

Something like this should have taken place at least 30 years ago, complete with berms of razor wire, mines, and orders to shoot if necessary. That's what any sane government free from the shackles of multi-culti Marxist drivel would do in order to protect a nation of people.

President Trump has ordered the National Guard to secure the U.S.-Mexico border in the absence of congressional action on immigration, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Wednesday.

"The president has directed that the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security work together with our government to deploy the National Guard to our Southwest border to assist the border patrol," Nielsen told reporters at the White House. "The president will be signing a proclamation to that effect today."

Nielsen said the White House had drafted legislation that would close "loopholes" in immigration laws, such as the requirements for immigrants seeking asylum in the U.S.

The plan to send National Guard troops to the border, she said, was meant to keep illegal immigration levels low until lawmakers could address the problem legislatively.

"We do hope that the deployment begins immediately," Nielsen said.

Trump to Send National Guard to US-Mexico Border

The precise timing of the deployment will depend on decisions made by the governors of border states, Nielsen noted, because those governors will remain in control of their states' respective National Guards.

"We have specified out the missions where we need support," she said.

National Guard troops will perform "aerial surveillance" and "support functions" in conjunction with existing border patrol agents, Nielsen noted.

The Homeland Security chief declined to specify how many troops the administration would ask states to send to the border.

"It will be strong. It will be as many as is needed to fill the gaps that we have today," Nielsen said.

Trump announced on Tuesday that he planned to send troops to the Southern border because Congress had failed to approve his requests for stronger border security measures, including for the construction of his promised wall.

"Until we can have a wall and proper security, we are going to be guarding our border with the military," Trump said before a meeting with Baltic leaders. "That’s a big step. We really haven’t done that before, and certainly not very much before.”

Congress appropriated $1.6 billion for initial construction of the wall, which began immediately after Trump signed the spending bill. Nielsen said Wednesday that the sum would pay for 150 miles of "new" wall, while Trump said Tuesday that he ultimately hoped to build 700 to 800 miles of wall.

The president hinted earlier Wednesday that the White House would soon unveil a plan to strengthen border security without the help of Congress.

Frustrated with the relatively small amount of border wall funding Congress included in the omnibus spending bill lawmakers passed last month, Trump recently floated the idea of using Pentagon funds to construct the wall.

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