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Biden Sending Troops to Border Ahead of Expected Migrant Wave

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President Donald J. Trump participates in a roundtable discussion on immigration and border security at the U.S. Border Patrol Calexico Station Friday, April 5, 2019, in Calexico, Calif. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

ALERT – After spending two years ignoring the border or denying that his immigration policies have created a crisis there, Joe Biden is now implicitly admitting there’s a problem. 

A big problem.

So, he is sending 1,500 U.S. troops to the border to ‘support’ agents of the Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) ahead of an expected surge of up to one million illegal migrants once Title 42 ends in less than ten days.

Title 42 is the Trump-era authority limiting entry to the U.S. implemented in the wake of COVID-19. Biden is allowing it to expire on May 11.

Of course, when former President Donald Trump sent 5,200 active-duty troops to ‘harden’ the border, Democrat lawmakers went ballistic, calling the move politically motivated and said it would damage military readiness.

Trump-hating former military officials also accused Trump of abusing the military.

But don’t expect much Democrat criticism now against Biden’s move.

As I recently wrote, the Mexican drug cartels essentially own parts of America’s southern border. They also control much of the human trafficking and illegal migrant flows into the United States.

And these powerful narcos are reportedly planning to launch a massive one-million-person tsunami of migrants to overwhelm the border.

Even DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, who is a major part of the problem, admitted as much last week, as reported by Politico:

…we do expect that encounters at our southern border will [be] increasing, as smugglers are seeking to take advantage of this change and already are hard at work spreading disinformation that the border will be open after that.

He added: “High encounters will place a strain on our entire system.

As a precaution, Biden is temporarily sending military personnel who will mostly perform administrative tasks and will not conduct any law enforcement work. They will be armed for self-defense only.

The Daily Caller quoted a U.S. official as saying:

At the request of DHS, DOD (Department of Defense) will provide a temporary increase of an additional 1,500 military personnel, for 90 days, to supplement CBP efforts at the border. These 1,500 military personnel will fill critical capability gaps, such as ground-based detection and monitoring, data entry, and warehouse support, until CBP can address these needs through contracted support.

DHS confirmed the order in a statement.

These active-duty, mostly Army soldiers, will join 2,500 National Guard troops already activated to assist law enforcement at the border.

Biden signed an executive order last week authorizing the deployment of active-duty forces to deal with his self-created drug trafficking crisis at the southern border.

This essentially ‘preapproved’ the new mission. However, Team Biden reportedly failed to brief the Senate Armed Services Committee’s ranking member, Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.).

Wicker nevertheless commented on the flip-flop. He said Biden who had previously shown “a lack of concern about the border” might now be “reading the polls.”

 “If they would begin to resume enforcement of the law, it would be the best step possible,” Wicker added. “We are told by agents along the border that their hands are tied and they’re not allowed to enforce the law as they were earlier.”

Knowing Team Biden, this small, stop-gap measure won’t even begin to address the illegal migrant catastrophe that is coming.

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3 COMMENTS

  1. But Majorkas said the “Border was Secure”? Does this mean he was lying to Congress? what gives ?
    Is he not an honest person? Surely Joe Biden or his administration would not lie would they? Or is this just a “little mistake” or maybe just “misinformation” It sounds much better than lying to Congress” Doesn’t it? Now really will 500 soldiers make a difference with 1 million illegal aliens at the border very soon? Aren’t they a little outnumbered? Wow what great planning! Is this just a token gift from the White House to appease the public opposed to doing nothing like the last 2 1/2 years So it is a political move, eh? Wow what a Herculean effort????

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