The American communities that have had to absorb the hundreds of thousands of asylum seekers over the last few years are now saddled with an enormous burden for schooling, health care and other services, not to mention violence from the gang members who were resettled alongside the families.
The leftwing American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) responded to news that President Donald Trump is sending National Guard Troops to the Southern Border, claiming the military does not “belong” on the country’s frontiers, Breitbart reports.
“President Trump is trying to create a crisis where there is none. This is another impulsive reaction to not getting his way on his border wall, and a maneuver to distract the American public from the crisis he created when he ended DACA for 800,000 young immigrants, whose lives and futures are at risk.
Military troops don’t belong at the border. Deploying the military in U.S. communities is a dangerous move, contrary to the fundamental norms of a civil society. Communities in the border region have among the lowest crime rates in the country and there is record-low unauthorized migration.
“This is an opportunity for governors and Congress to focus on the real issues and reject Trump’s gimmicks.”” ~ ACLU Border Rights Center director Astrid Dominguez
The ACLU’s sentiment was echoed by liberal politicians like Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ), who called having troops at the border “Orwellian,” and Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, who claimed she would refuse to send her state’s Guardsmen to the border if Trump asked. Trump issued a proclamation asking governors to order their National Guard troops to participate, rather than a federalization order, meaning governors are within their rights not to do so.
President Trump’s announcement that he is prepared to use military resources to deal with a long-simmering border crisis is a welcome response to the vexing influx of illegal arrivals, including those hoping to take advantage of our broken system for handling asylum seekers. Some Democrats are already describing the president’s announcement as an act of hate: “President Trump’s statements about deploying our military to the U.S.-Mexico border and downplaying the strength of our laws do little more than stoke anti-immigrant hate,” said Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., who is ranking member of the Homeland Security committee. Fox News
The Mexican Senate passed a resolution seeking an end to bilateral cooperation with the U.S. against drug cartels and immigration problems after President Trump ordered National Guard troops to the border, RWT BREAKING NEWS
“Despite everything that is at stake in the relationship between our two countries, the way in which President Donald Trump has behaved is, for the Mexican people, unacceptable and intolerable,”
The Senate demands that President Trump respects the Mexican people and “condemns the unfounded and offensive expressions about Mexico and Mexicans and the treatment that is needed for a relationship between neighboring countries, partners, and allies.”
Chris “Badger” Thomas is a Veteran who served our country as an Army Combat Medic.
TOGETHER WE WILL MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!