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Military To Patrol U.S. / Mexican Border?

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  • Liberal Democrat
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    President Donald Trump said Tuesday he wants to use the military to secure the U.S.-Mexico border until his promised border wall is built.

    Speaking at a lunch with Baltic leaders, Trump said he’s been discussing the idea with his Defense Secretary, Jim Mattis.

    http://www.wfla.com/national/trump-wants-military-to-secure-border-with-mexico/1098584081

    Wouldn't this action be unconstitutional or against our current laws? Misuse of military powers?

    Why doesn't this administration hire more CBP agents?

  • Center Left
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    With the huge amount of the budget committed to the military.... He feels it's a horse that he bought and there's work to be done. Maybe he will have 300 March the streets of Chicago to reduce gun deaths as well as border patrol.
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    In no way do I recommend it but didn't Andrew Jackson have an bout with the Supreme Court once where they found something he did unconstitutional. When informed of the Chief Justice saying what he was doing was against the law, Jackson supposedly said something like, "Well, let him come down here and stop me."

    It would not surprise me if something like that happens with Trump.

  • Liberal Democrat
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    I for one never liked seeing the US military used to control civilians or citizens. I'd like to see how troops respond to people who are tired, hungry and thirsty after crossing a hot desert. I'd like to know if the citizens will be afforded the same humanities as CBP agents offer immigrants now. I think having troops on a border sends the wrong kind of a message to a neighboring country.
  • Independent
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    Dockadams Wrote: I for one never liked seeing the US military used to control civilians or citizens. I'd like to see how troops respond to people who are tired, hungry and thirsty after crossing a hot desert. I'd like to know if the citizens will be afforded the same humanities as CBP agents offer immigrants now. I think having troops on a border sends the wrong kind of a message to a neighboring country.
    Yes, this reminds me of the Berlin "wall" : shoot anyone who wants to cross it. Trump belongs in a mental hospital in chains and handcuffs as well lots of tape over his ugly pig face. In any other "civil" country the guy would have been kicked out a long time ago,but in this "weakling" words only country nothing happens and they "pray" only; that helps!
  • Independent
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    Here is an clip of how sick people are here because of Trump; yes it is Hitler all over again!

    https://www.facebook.com/RevNews/videos/948170672003162/

  • Liberal Democrat
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    Dutch Wrote:

    Here is an clip of how sick people are here because of Trump; yes it is Hitler all over again!

    https://www.facebook.com/RevNews/videos/948170672003162/

    They seem to be all over the place these days Dutch, Trump must have drawn these dopes out of the woodwork like cockroaches.
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    Dockadams Wrote:
    Dutch Wrote:

    Here is an clip of how sick people are here because of Trump; yes it is Hitler all over again!

    https://www.facebook.com/RevNews/videos/948170672003162/

    They seem to be all over the place these days Dutch, Trump must have drawn these dopes out of the woodwork like cockroaches.

    Cockroaches got even more brains.

    The trade deficit is there not for nothing; the Chinese as well the Mexicans work hard; we've become the greedy "white superior christian" imbeciles who never want to do the work they do. Just wait a couple of years when these "whities" have no job they like or healthcare etc. and then still blame it on Obama and the Mexicans.

  • Liberal Democrat
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    I guess we can relax a little bit, according to a news article, the troops will not have any contact with immigrants, and the troops have no authority to arrest anyone, but still, why is Trump wasting this resource? Is this just for show for his base?

    nbcnews.com/politics/immigration/trump-...

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    Nothing good will come from this. Will the soldiers have guns with ammunition? They are being placed in a supporting position.
  • Independent
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    Trump has ordered the National Guard to go to the border; again I say, he should not have that authority. Thus our "laws" are as usual totally wrong related to the "powers" of the President. In "normal" countries an leader should not be able to do so without consent of the governing body as elected by the people.
  • Liberal Democrat
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    Dutch Wrote: Trump has ordered the National Guard to go to the border; again I say, he should not have that authority. Thus our "laws" are as usual totally wrong related to the "powers" of the President. In "normal" countries an leader should not be able to do so without consent of the governing body as elected by the people.

    By doing some looking around, I'd found trump isn't the only US president to have sent troops to the border.

    Who knows if the troops will be armed or not? I've read that the troops will have no contact with immigrants, for whatever that means. I too think it's misuse of US Government resources, military.

  • Center Left
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    I don't like this either but... can they also build bridges and roads ? We might address some infrastructure.
  • Independent
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    TJ Wrote: I don't like this either but... can they also build bridges and roads ? We might address some infrastructure.
    It would be nice; however who gives them the education to do so?The "army corps of engineers" are a stupid bunch as proven in Florida. Like I said so many times "real"education is lacking here; because it cost money to do so; let alone educating "army" style, to design a "bridge" or "railroad" "(may be a border fence for Trump only; even that may be too difficult?) Designing an "slow" speed railroad or a simple overpass by non army people is difficult enough here; ask Oregon and Miami.
  • Liberal Democrat
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    U.S. troops will be unarmed. U.S. troops will have no arrest or apprehension authority.

    Showmanship by Donald the apprentice president. It's for his base of fools.

    We normal people are not impressed.