President Trump signed a controversial order Wednesday to deploy the National Guard to the U.S.-Mexico border after the situation he says reached "a point of crisis." Opponents criticized president Trump's plan to send troops to the border to fight illegal immigration but Trump is not the first president to send troops to the southern border.
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Trump's memo authorizing the move said, "The lawlessness that continues at our southern border is fundamentally incompatible with the safety, security, and sovereignty of the American people." Trump added his administration had "no choice but to act." The proclamation was signed just hours after he announced "strong action today" on immigration.
His plan to support our Border Patrol agents on the U.S. Mexico border is widely approved of by the American people and is a move that makes logical sense. Every other country defends their borders but when the U.S. does it the liberals and Democrats cry out racism and bigotry for not letting people illegally enter the country and suck from the welfare system.
This is the reason people voted for Trump, they want to see no-nonsense, America-first action being taken in Washington. Now, if only Trump would cut all the funding American taxpayers are sending to foreign countries who have been taking advantage of America for years. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen confirmed she has been in talks with governors of the southwestern border states to plan out where and how many National Guardsmen will be stationed on the border.
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Progress on the wall between the U.S. border is grinding at a snail's pace after funding for the wall failed to pass in the last budget spending bill in Congress. Trump sought $25 billion to fund the wall along the border, despite claiming Mexico would pay for the wall during his campaign, and the wall has still not been funded. A source in Congress said lawmakers plan to send around 300 to 1,200 troops will be deployed to the tune of $60 to $120 million.
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