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More Troops To Be Deployed To Southern US Border; Will Build 160 Miles Of Fencing

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More US troops will be deployed to the Southern border to “construct or upgrade” 160 miles of fending, as well as provide medical care to thousands of migrants arriving from Central America, reports NPRciting military sources.

The Pentagon will foot the bill out of its discretionary funding for the deployment and fence construction along the California and Arizona borders with Mexico.

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Word of the deployment comes amid a heated battle over $5 billion in funding President Trump has demanded for a southern border wall, which is currently at the center of a partial government shutdown.

The move comes as President Trump continues to demand $5 billion from Congress for border security and a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Congressional Democrats oppose the move, and parts of the federal government have been shut down because of the impasse.

The Department of Defense has not been affected by the shutdown. –NPR

The request for more troops to shore up the US-Mexico border was made by the Department of Homeland Security – which will add to the deployment of some 2,300 active duty troops on the border as well as 2,100 National Guard troops. Those deployed will include aviation units and combat engineers.

The original active-duty deployment announced in November was slated to be completed at the end of January, with Guard troops scheduled to remain until September.

According to a senior military official, the new request could include thousands of additional troops, while the installation of new fencing could take months.

via zerohedge

7 COMMENTS

  1. Yep! As said before, our active duty military troops will be deployed indefinitely to secure the border unless President Trump can talk sense into Democrats to build a wall for a permanent solution to invasions into our country.

  2. THE DEMOCRAT PARTY DOES NOT CARE ABOUT OUR COUNTRY OR THE SAFETY OF OUR PEOPLE ALL THEY CARE ABOUT IS MONEY, POWER AND CONTROL. I WISH MORE PEOPLE WOULD WAKE UP AND SEE WHAT IS REALLY GOING ON IN THE DEMOCRAT PARTY. WE HAVE LOST SO MANY OF OUR FREEDOMS OVER THE YEARS AND SO MANY DON’T EVEN REALIZE IT!

    • Yes. It’s the proverbial hot pot. You get in while the water is tepid. Slowly the temperature is increased. By the tie the water begins to boil it’s too late. You are cooked! This country has been in the pot since before Obama. However his administration has been turning up the heat. Now that the Democrats have won the House of Representatives, we are almost at the boiling point. Americans really need to explore other avenues for their so called news. The media is brainwashing people such that they don’t feel the heat. My biggest request for Americans right now is NOT to get in the pot in the first place. Realize you are being scammed by the biggest fraud in history. I used to be a Democrat but gave that up the day the twin towers came down. Wis up America. Democrats are NOT working for you. PERIOD!!!!!

  3. My husbands solution is to build some hgousing on the border. All of the men coming illegally should be captured and put to work building the wall. The women and children should be put in a separate building and they should cook and clean for the men. After a year they should be returned to their home country. I’m sure there are a number of tweaks to be made but basically I think this is a pretty good idea.

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