REPORT: Trump sending THOUSANDS of troops to the US border

A new report out today suggests that Trump could be sending as many as 10,000 troops to the border in the next few months. Or it could be closer to 3,000 troops.

Either way it looks like Trump is trying to get some military help to the border and it’s long over due:

NEWSWEEK – President Donald Trump ordered thousands of additional American troops to the southwest border over the next two months, according to a document drafted last week by Defense Department officials and obtained by Newsweek.

Officials in U.S. Army North, the unit overseeing the border mission, drafted the deployment orders in anticipation of a new request from Homeland Security to aid U.S. Customs and Border Protection in the ongoing joint agency border mission.

The document further demonstrated President Trump’s increasing urgency to address a crisis at the southern border, with the orders being drafted days after Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen resigned on April 7.

Four Defense Department sources told Newsweek the document appears to show between 9,000 to 10,000 more U.S. forces heading to the southwest border over the next few months; however, the Pentagon said Tuesday the document is misleading as not every individual service member in a unit selected to deploy will go.

A Pentagon spokesperson told Newsweek by phone Tuesday morning that U.S. military planners are anticipating sending a “brigade minus” or about 3,000 additional U.S. forces to join units already at the border, but they had not received a new request for assistance from Homeland Security to identify how many additional troops would be needed.

However, on Tuesday afternoon, the Pentagon emailed a Newsweek reporter and said the number is not 3,000, and the document Newsweek obtained was a draft copy and if Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan approved any Homeland Security request, the number of additional troops would range between 300 and 500.

Three Defense Department sources told Newsweek the document is not a draft copy and if it were, draft would be displayed on the document near the classification markings.

At the bottom of the copy obtained by Newsweek, U.S. Army Lieutenant General Jeffrey Buchanan, the commanding general of U.S. Army North, authenticated the document.



There’s a big difference between 3-500 and 3,000. I certainly hope that whatever they send is a lot more than 500. The border can use all the help that it can get.

It’s also not clear what the military will be doing to assist at the border, but if past experience is any indication they’ll be putting up barriers to prevent caravans from getting in.

I would also hope they can defend against these drug cartels that have been causing chaos in certain areas.

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Trex
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I hope they’re being deployed to erect tent cities to house the invaders until they can be loaded onto buses and sent home.
That would keep the responsibility (cost) federal and the diseases quarantined.

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This is the main reason I’d like to see Trump replaced by someone more conservative in 2020. It’s the same thing over and over with Trump and the border. A few miles of border wall here and there but not an extended 500-1,000 mile wall like he promised, threatening to close the border and then not doing so, and sending more troops who can do little more than crowd control. Trump refuses to go nuclear to stop illegal immigration (declare this a foreign invasion, suspend their rights, ignore the judges, and send them back). That is the only thing that will stop this, and Trump is just too afraid to put his second foot forward.

Dr. Strangelove
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So you’re saying that Tromp isn’t dictatorial enough for you? What can he do with even the Republicans against him?

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Dr. StrangeloveDr. Strangelove strangelove Yep. There are rare circumstances where the president needs to suspend the writ of habeas corpus in order to protect the country and this one of those times. During the Civil War, Lincoln eventually had to ignore Democrat judicial decisions or else he would have been unable to conduct the war and Lincoln did suspend the writ of habeas corpus without congressional approval. This country is now having a huge outbreak in measles and other diseases because of third world illegal immigration. I think this qualifies as a national emergency.

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So you’re saying that someone more conservative would be able to do more? I think that if Cruz had been elected, he would have faced even more opposition. Our problems run much deeper than who is president.

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Dr. StrangeloveDr. Strangelove Congress really doesn’t pay much attention to Trump. It dictates the agenda in Washington which is why we ended up with a prison reform bill that only liberals wanted. Trump hasn’t been able to get much of what he wants from Congress. I tend to think that this is due to a lack of experience. I was hoping Trump would go rogue to get the job done, but he is afraid to go around the judiciary no matter how awful things get. This is as good as it gets with Trump, concerning illegal immigration, which is why I’d like a Plan B.

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Yeah! We’re bound to get a guy who will build more wall than Trump. You know, just like we voted for, for 50 freaking years.

Just stands to reason.

Not.

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“Trump is a mirror held up to the electorate.” – Ben Shapiro

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If only all teachers actually taught our kids…respect for our country, respect for those who fight for us to be where we are. In September of 2005, on the first day of school, Martha Cothren, a History teacher at Robinson High School in Little Rock , did something not to be forgotten. On the first day of school, with the permission of the school superintendent, the principal and the building supervisor, she removed all of the desks in her classroom. When the first period kids entered the room they discovered that there were no desks. ‘Ms. Cothren, where are our desks?’ She replied, ‘You can’t have a desk until you tell me how you earn the right to sit at a desk.’ They thought, ‘Well, maybe it’s our grades’ ‘No,’ she said. ‘Maybe it’s our behavior.’ She told them, ‘No, it’s not even your behavior.’ And so, they came and… Read more »

Dr. Strangelove
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Excellent!

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1,000 upvotes Charli. Thanks for posting. We could use a million more educators like her.

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Placeholder numbers get used all the time in orders. They aren’t law. The President can declade any number he wants and send a different number if he wants.

Of course any number can be spun as good or bad, depending on the person spinning.

Newsflash for those spinning: most folks are happy to have the actual number be whatever it actually is, because most folks aren’t obsessed with Trump.

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What if we established the entire area north of the border, 1 mile deep, into an army base. Then, anyone crossing the border would be invading a US military facility. Use of force to repel would be justified.

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‘course, that would mean that all US/Mexico commerce and travel would have to be through military bases. Yea, no, I don’t think that’s feasible.

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No matter how many troops are sent the “immigrants” will walk right past them and ask for BP, ask BP for asylum and in essence will be turned loose. You could send three brigades to the border, doesn’t mean a darn thing if they are they there to stand in the background.

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Hmmmmm……….”with the orders being drafted days after Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen resigned on April 7.” In that sentence we may see the reason she is no longer with the administration.

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So unnamed sources contradicting other unnamed sources. Yup, ok.

“Trumps increasing urgency”. Seriously?? Emergency/National Crisis apparently doesn’t mean what the average joe thinks it does.

Are these deployed individuals allowed to do anything this time or are they babysitting again?

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Is it an emergency or not?
Send 10,000 troops now and 10,000 more before the summer… I guarantee you the number of caravans will increase due to the warm weather.

100,000 arrests in March… expect 200,000+ a month during the summer months.

AT
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Is it an emergency or not?

LOLOLOL.

Welcome to Team AT.

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How many stories have we heard about thousands of troops being sent to the border? How many are there now, or has it just been said over and over and never actually done?

debw
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I don’t understand why the people of Mexico haven’t been protesting the caravans. That’s a lot of people pooping and peeing up and down the road.

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Avatardebw How do we know how they feel? Who is speaking for them?

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@nc It’s been reported that the people of Tijuana are very unhappy with the ‘migrants’ hanging around.

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Anyone that intentionally allows unvetted people to enter the USA without being thoroughly vetted to check for criminal or terrorist backgrounds. . . medical diseases . . . ties to human smuggling or child sex trafficking or drug smuggling or gangs. . . IS COMMITTING A TREASONOUS ACT ON OUR COUNTRY and must be held accountable.

Beginning with ultra-radical activist judges that mandate the insane “catch and release inside USA” policy.

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I feel like I’m having Deja Vu here. Didn’t he already do this?

Regardless, this makes sense and I’m glad he’s doing it. THOUSANDS sounds a whole lot better than hundreds. And we know, no matter what, he’ll be criticized for this.

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I think it was National Guard before. This sounds like deploying the full timers. That’s what I remember anyway.

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Okay, thank you.

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@sentinel I think I remember the 9th circus shutting him down.

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Ah, I think you’re right. Thanks.

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Any armed incursion of the border by the drug cartel gangs (don’t laugh. It has happened many many times, but not reported in the media. Also not mentioned is the Mexican MILITARY incursions of the border.) should be met with deadly force from our military forces. It is time to end the chaos on the southern border. Getting smacked by the military and having some gang members die in the process should provide some deterrent.

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When will we start treating this invasion for what it is? I know, dumb question. As long as the chamber of commerce is running the government, we don’t have a chance. One side wants the governmental representation and both want the cheap labor. Although the economy is cooling off a bit, judging by all the hiring we still have a labor shortage. Cutting off unnecessary entitlements would help, but that’s a pipe dream.

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As I’ve said before, Texas is being overrun. We’ll be a blue state soon.

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That was the plan all along, I’m sure.

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ryan-oryan-o The whole country is being overrun.

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You have a company that says they can put up a mile a day of the border wall and two if given enough wall The company invited both republican and democrat congress to the border to demonstrate the process, only republicans showed up. Who isn’t surprised with the democrats interest. The cost would be $1 1/2 million a mile, that’s 730 miles in a year at a cost of around $1.1 billion. That includes road and sensors. The question is, why isn’t this moving now

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trapper1960strapper1960s I’ll treat your question as rhetorical.

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Yes it was. I’m tired of trump flapping his lips, he has a phone and a pen, time to put up or shut up.

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I don’t want to see him become dictatorial, but something needs to be done. I do like the idea of bussing them to sanctuary cities, but I’d rather see them stopped at the border.

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Why not bus them back to the border and dump them back into Mexico. Tell them come back in 90 days for your hearing. They would be releasing them as the law states, family and all. Put in 50 miles of wall and adding to it every day, with a entrance into Mexico at the half way point of the wall. Give them enough water, food and directions to the nearest Mexican town. You could have this set up within the month and all legal

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I’m afraid that as the law stands now, we have to accept Central Americans seeking asylum. It definitely needs to be changed, but unfortunately I don’t see it happening anytime soon.

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trapper1960strapper1960s
The problem is the “90” days. Current backlog is 809,000 so it’s approx a 2 year wait. That number includes all immigration. About 40% are asylum requests I believe.

This is what Trump said in his speech Feb 15 $415M will go toward addressing the humanitarian crisis at the border by providing medical care, transportation, processing centers, and consumables.

Customs and Border Protection will receive funding for 600 additional officers.

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trapper1960strapper1960s
I posted that about a week along with the link. Not sure why this isn’t all over the media or not being tweeted about by Trump. It seemed excellent to me & was less money than other types of barrier funding.

AT
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They still need a threat to fearmonger for 2020. Then 2024. Then 2028. Hopefully we’ll be done with elections by then because the planet will have been obliterated.

RKJames
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Get a move on Mr. President. Let’s go.

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The President said this about the beginning of December.Then One of his top Commanders announced the Troops would be home for Christmas.Shall we try it again.

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All they will be doing is helping with the overwhelming number of them. No one can get out to areas that are wide open. We know agents that are down there from other sectors and they are spending all their time babysitting…
Shut the border, send troops, bus them to sanctuary cities and states, make Mexico do more etc., etc., etc. If these things aren’t actually done people will soon start thinking he’s all talk……

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Let our men and women in uniform loose and let them stop the invasion by any means necessary.

Danaellen
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DO SOMETHING! WTF!

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I feel your frustration, DanaellenDanaellen

Francis
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Hi Danaellen! Yep. Words are cheap without any action. WHERE is that wall he “promised”? Ted would have had the whole wall done by now, or at least very well underway. We need Ted.

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Francis, I agree!

Francis
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Thanks, Danaellen! Always Ted!!!

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