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Saturday, April 27, 2019

Pentagon Prepares to Increase Military Involvement at Border

The Pentagon is set to waive a longstanding policy that prohibits military personnel from having contact with migrants as part of a move to increase the military’s involvement at the Southwest border, The Washington Post reports.

Senior officials at the Department of Defense have asked acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan to authorize waivers for over 300 troops following a Department of Homeland Security request for military lawyers, cooks and drivers along the southern border. The Pentagon previously approved a similar request that​ provides emergency medical care for migrants if necessary.

Last month, the DHS processed over 103,000 migrants after a surge in immigration, which the Post notes is the highest one-month total in over 10 years. Border Patrol officials report that they’ve become too busy with migrant families to conduct their law enforcement duties, and have particularly felt the need for more drivers and agents to bring migrants to hospitals.



Anonymous said...

We need to close the southern border period!

Anonymous said...

Northwest Woodsman: The only operation that the military should be involved in would be to install triple rows of razor wire and then build and man machine gun towers with interlocking fields of fire. Cheap and effective. Worked for communists for over fifty years. Modern day Marxist democrats would probably turn the guns around and employ them on the Border Patrol in order to clear paths for illegals to enter the US.

Anonymous said...

In my day, this would be called an invasion. The cowards that use children to protect themselves should be shot.
Send out our armed forces and turn them around. Enough already!

Anonymous said...

Shoot them all.

Anonymous said...

It’s about time. Should’ve happened months ago. They should send illegal aliens back to their origins and be done with it. No court necessary. Come across the border illegally, just get shipped back to their own country COD.