Seriously this is just posturing and it is bullshit. It was meant to appease people and keep them from showing up themselves as many comments all over the internet were talking about doing. This does not appease me. They can’t turn back illegals. They can’t detain them. They can’t protect themselves from illegals and gang/cartel members. Utter bullshit and is NOT acceptable. Since when is the NG not armed?
Why are so many celebrating this as if it is “winning”? It is embarrassing!
The Mexican foreign ministry says U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen has told Mexico’s top diplomat that U.S. National Guard troops being deployed to the border “will not carry arms or carry out migration or customs control activities.”
Mexican Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray is in Washington on a visit. A foreign ministry statement issued Wednesday night says Nielsen told Videgaray that the troops will only be providing support for Department of Homeland Security work.
It says the deployment will be similar to ones in 2006 under President George Bush and in 2010 with President Barack Obama.
Kirstjen Nielsen has told Mexican authorities that National Guard troops deployed on the border would not be armed or participate in immigration or customs duties, according to the Mexican Foreign Ministry.
Nielsen’s plan, though still vague, would use state Guard units in support roles, in accordance with U.S. law, resembling the two recent deployments from Presidents Obama and George W. Bush.
Mexico said it has emphasized to the Trump administration that if the deployment comes to resemble a militarization of the border, “it will gravely damage the bilateral relationship.”
Why the FUCK is Mexico able to dictate anything on this? When people hear “Trump ordered National Guard on the border” they assume they will be like a military force, and armed and able to prevent invaders from invading….not that they are there to prance around unarmed to be of “assistance”
Here’s the deal.
As American citizens we have hit the wall or rather found the corner our Congress and Leaders have put us in.
Our Founders created a very powerful and unique document which expressly listed the POWERS of the Federal Government and also delineated the RIGHTS of the American people.
Here is the issue with using the Armed Forces.
Straight from Wikipedia. <<< Not a favored source…
18 U.S.C. § 1385. Use of Army and Air Force as posse comitatus
Whoever, except in cases and under circumstances expressly authorized by the Constitution or Act of Congress, willfully uses any part of the Army or the Air Force as a posse comitatus or otherwise to execute the laws shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than two years, or both.
10 U.S.C. § 375. Restriction on direct participation by military personnel
The Secretary of Defense shall prescribe such regulations as may be necessary to ensure that any activity (including the provision of any equipment or facility or the assignment or detail of any personnel) under this chapter does not include or permit direct participation by a member of the Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marine Corps in a search, seizure, arrest, or other similar activity unless participation in such activity by such member is otherwise authorized by law.
This puts all of the liability on the President and the Secretary of Defense.
Our President is really walking on eggshells right now due to all of the bullshit the Muellercrats are provoking against him. He has to be very careful here not to give them an excuse to impeach.
Secretary Mattis I assure you is not going to do anything that might cause him to be court-martialed.
As Americans another thing to consider is the trap that we will be setting for ourselves if we see our military used as a police force.
If this rotten Congress were to come together and legislate some form of draconian gun control the precedent would then be set to use the military as a police force to disarm us.
We have to be careful what we wish for.
The ball firmly rests in the arm of Congress. They must act to change the laws that allow the abuse of our immigration system and close our borders and control them in a similar manner as our Southern and Northern neighbors do now.
Congress must act.