Democrat President Joe Biden’s administration has approved sending 1,500 active-duty U.S. troops to the southern border, according to reports.
The move comes amid concerns that tens of thousands of migrants will surge into the country after President Donald Trump’s successful border policy, Title 42, is lifted.
The U.S. soldiers would come from a variety of Army units.
They will serve in administrative and transport roles so law enforcement and Border Patrol can deal with the expected surge.
The troop deployment will be similar to deployments to the border ordered by President Trump.
The Left and the corporate media imploded when Trump so it will be interesting to see the response to Biden’s move.
According to Fox News:
In preparation for the end of Title 42, the Biden administration has developed a new asylum rule that will bar migrants from being eligible to claim asylum if they have crossed into the U.S. illegally, have not scheduled an appointment via the CBP One app, and have not claimed asylum in a country through which they previously passed.
While Mayorkas has stressed that the “presumption of ineligibility” will be rebuttable and there are exemptions made for some people, it has enraged some Democrats and immigration activists who claim it is similar to the Trump-era transit ban and that it encroaches on the right of anyone from anywhere in the world to claim asylum at the U.S. border.
EXCLUSIVE: The soldiers would come from variety of active duty Army units, would serve in admin and transport roles to free up law enforcement and Border patrol.
This is the model used by the Trump admin. The US troops would be armed for self defense, not for law enforcement.
— Jennifer Griffin (@JenGriffinFNC) May 2, 2023
It is remarkable that the White House would attempt to make this false claim on the same day the US Border Patrol Chief reported over 22,000 apprehensions at the border in 72 hours, not counting gotaways. https://t.co/ZSe73uDGQH
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) May 2, 2023
Woah!! Over 22,000 Border Patrol apprehensions in the last 72 hours, an average of over 7,000 per day, putting us right back into peak numbers we were seeing last year – as we are now 10 days away from the lifting of Title 42 and an expected major surge. Buckle up. https://t.co/rJPPeFZCqz
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) May 1, 2023
According to Politico:
The additional troops, which are being sent to fill a request from the Department of Homeland Security, will fill “critical capability gaps,” including detection and monitoring, data entry, and warehouse support, according to one of the officials.
They will be there for up to 90 days, after which military reservists or contractors will do the work, two of the officials said.
If Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin approves the official request from the Department of Homeland Security Tuesday, as expected, the soldiers would join 2,500 National Guard troops already activated to assist law enforcement at the border, according to a Defense Department official who, like the three officials quoted for this story, was granted anonymity to speak ahead of an announcement.
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