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US Marines Headed To Mexican Border Ahead Of Migrant Tsunami

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ALERT – Despite Team Biden’s frequent falsehoods regarding the border, his team and, as I wrote about earlier, some in the media see a coming crisis. As I’ve said before, the crisis has been ongoing and worsening since Joe Biden took office and immediately reversed Donald Trump’s effective border and immigration policies.

Since 2021 it has been a steadily growing wave of illegal immigration. But now, with Biden set to allow the Trump-era pandemic-related health restrictions known as Title 42 set to expire in three days, that wave is about to become a tsunami.

As I have also written, between 700,000 and one million migrants are reportedly massing on the border, just waiting to crash it. They are being egged on by the cartels and smugglers who control parts of the border.

Title 42, which allowed prompt deportation of migrants without first hearing their asylum claims, was the only major Trump border policy kept by Biden – despite several prior attempts to end it. The policy has prevented some 2.8 million border crossers from entering the U.S. since its implementation in March 2020.

Most recently, Biden ordered 1,500 active-duty troops to the border. Most critics pointed out the hypocrisy considering the vehement opposition to Trump doing something similar. Others noted that the troops would be performing mostly administrative duties, freeing Customs and Border Protection (CPB) agents to enforce the law.

According to a U.S. Northern Command (NORTHCOM) statement on Friday, their tasks will consist of “detection and monitoring support” as well as “data entry [and] warehousing support.”

Most believed that the bulk of these troops would be Army.

But now we learn that U.S. Marines, America’s 911 force, and the warfighters who storm our enemies’ beaches are leading Biden’s military effort on the southern border.

Among the troops being deployed are:

  • The Marine Corps’ 2nd Marine Regiment, out of Camp Lejeune, N.C.;
  • USMC Combat Logistics Battalion 2, also out of Camp Lejeune;
  • And the Army’s 93rd Military Police Battalion, out of Fort Bliss, Texas.

The three units will deploy for roughly 90 days, the Pentagon has said. A small number of U.S. Air Force personnel will also deploy.”

And, according to NORTHCOM – “All DoD personnel will be in direct support of the DHS, the lead federal agency for security of the U.S. southwest border.”

NORTHCOM is the unified Pentagon command responsible for defending North America. It plans, organizes and executes homeland defense and civil support missions but has few permanently assigned forces.

As its website states:

The commander of USNORTHCOM also commands the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), a bi-national command responsible for aerospace warning, aerospace control, and maritime warning for Canada, Alaska and the continental United States.

USNORTHCOM’s civil support mission includes domestic disaster relief operations that occur during fires, hurricanes, floods and earthquakes. Support also includes counter-drug operations and managing the consequences of a terrorist event employing a weapon of mass destruction. The command provides assistance to a Primary Agency when tasked by DOD.

Per the Posse Comitatus Act, military forces can provide civil support, but cannot become directly involved in law enforcement. [emphasis added]

The active duty forces are expected to arrive by Wednesday just before Title 42 finally expires just before midnight Friday morning.

Officially, the newly arriving Marines and soldiers “will not be permitted to support migrant processing and escort duties or other activities that involve direct participation in civilian law enforcement activities,” and they won’t “be responsible for property seized from migrants or require direct contact with migrants.”

That is the law.

But if that’s true, why send a Marine combat regiment to the border rather than more administrative units?

Opinions expressed by contributors do not necessarily reflect the views of Great America News Desk.

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