Trump Announces Deployment of 160 Troops to Southern Border

US Department of Defense

President Trump will deploy over 150 troops to the Southern Border following a ruling invalidating the administrations “remain in Mexico” policy along with some other court rulings.

According to The Hill:

The Trump administration will deploy 160 active-duty soldiers to two cities adjacent to the U.S.-Mexico border.

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) on Friday said it would deploy 80 active-duty soldiers to San Diego’s San Ysidro border and 80 troops to El Paso’s Paso del Norte bridge as soon as Saturday to aid customs officials at entry points, according to USA Today.

The decision comes as the administration requests that the Supreme Court uphold the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), or “Remain in Mexico” policy, after a federal district court in California ruled against the plan last April, saying it violates international human rights norms and U.S. immigration law, The Hill previously reported.

Large numbers of asylum-seekers sent back under the MPP met at the border near Brownsville, Texas, on Feb. 28 to request reentry to the U.S.

CBP had reportedly shut down at least one port of entry in order to stop asylum seekers from rushing the border in an attempt to gain entry into the U.S.

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Robert Posik
Robert Posik
2 years ago

Wonderful! Send More!

ION
ION
2 years ago

Tens of thousands of military should be located along the entire southern border to prevent the entry of any illegals who today pose a danger in infecting the US with coronavirus! It should not be ignored that the dangerous activity of mexican cartels at the south of the border has increased .

Richmond Nunn
Richmond Nunn
2 years ago

This is good news! I also think that Army medics should be deployed to help with all the baby-sitting and medical needs of the illegals who are in our country and need the help.

ION
ION
2 years ago
Reply to  Richmond Nunn

So it will definitely be if the democrats win the election : illegals first, americans last.

Richmond Nunn
Richmond Nunn
2 years ago

In addition, I think that combat troops should be deputized and deployed to help maintain the border where the security is thin..and increase the eyes that the border patrol needs!

Paul G. Littlefield
Paul G. Littlefield
2 years ago

Isn’t keeping illegals in Mexico consistent with immigration policy? So who could be against that and for what reason? “Keeping in Mexico” is not against the illegal’s personal rights as they are there voluntarily and are free to leave Mexico.

ROSE
ROSE
2 years ago

FROM WHAT I SEEN EARLIER THESE PEOPLE WERE WALKING WITH FLAGS FROM THEIR COUNTRY,SO YOU KNOW THEY ARE UP TO NO GOOD,IF THEY WERE REALLY INTERESTED INTO BECOME AMERICANS ,DON’T THINK THEY WOULD BE HONORING THEIR HOME FLAG.SO FIRE AT” WILL”,IF THEY CROSS THE BORDER.

Barbara
Barbara
2 years ago
Reply to  ROSE

The people in Sing a Pore waved the US ; using our flag as to purpose of what they were fighting for.

Erika
Erika
2 years ago

160 troops isn’t nearly enough to protect our southern border. I say take our troops out of the middle east and post them on our borders to keep all invaders out. The Democrats should fix the homeless problem before they invite more people without homes, jobs, or useful skills, etc. into our communities. All these illegals cost the US billions we could use for repairing and rebuilding our roads and bridges that have been neglected for decades.

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