Border troops authorized to use force, detain illegal immigrants: Report

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    How long before a Federal Judge gets their robe in a twist and issues an injunction? This is what a president is supposed to do, protect America!

    The White House has signed a memo granting the troops stationed at the border authority to engage in some law enforcement and to use lethal force if they are in danger, according to a report in Military Times.

    White House Chief of Staff John Kelly signed the memo, which allows troops to assist the Border Patrol in crowd control and even detaining illegal immigrants, the paper reported.

    The memo appears to make good on President Trump’s insistence that the military play a more active role in preventing the migrant caravans from overrunning the U.S. border, as they did a month ago on Mexico’s southern border.

    Homeland Security signaled it would welcome the assistance.

    Read more at washingtontimes.com ...
     
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    Well, that oughta scare the poop out of 'em.

    I hope it remains peaceful. Our troops are well trained, so I'm confident it will.
     
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    John Kelly can't make that legal by signing a memo. This is just another example of Trump's white house trying to overstep their authority. The courts won't allow that order to stand.
     
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    Kent State mark II.
     
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    From the OP's link......................................

    The White House has sent a memo to the Pentagon granting troops stationed at the border authority to engage in some law enforcement and to use lethal force if they are in danger.

    The Defense Department said it’s received the memo and is “reviewing it,” suggesting the new policy is not yet operational.



    Interestingly enough, the OP left out the second paragraph in their post. The DoD is reviewing it, and it isn't operational yet. But, I don't really think that this is gonna fly, because of the Posse Comitatus Act. There are only 3 reasons that the active duty military can be deployed inside the borders.........

    1) When requested by the state governor or legislature for help in putting down an insurrection that has gotten out of hand and they need the military to stop it.

    2) Whenever nuclear weapons are lost. The military is the best equipped to search for, find, and recover those items.

    3) Whenever chemical and bio weapons are lost. Same reason as nuclear weapons.
     
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    I see you're still hoping for that civil war.
     
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    lol, protecting your borders is not civil war.
     
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    I still have issue with Active Duty troops operating inside the US, however I would have no issue at all with the National Guard being called up for duty on the boarder.
     
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    I don't have a problem with the NG being called for duty on the border. That is one of their functions.

    But, because of the Posse Comitatus Act, I have a big problem with active duty military being deployed inside our borders.

    At least, when Obama and Jr. did it, they used NG and not the active duty military.
     
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    Just another example of Trump's massive ignorance, and lack of desire to find out what being a real president requires.
     
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