Whenever the topic of illegal immigration comes up people always tend to have this sort of lazy attitude about it, but that’s a very scary outlook on life.
Someone who is coming over the border could very well be a wanted criminal in the country they are escaping from. There are a million scenarios in which an illegal alien crossing the border could go wrong for someone.
Which is why we need tough border security, the same way we put locks on our doors and alarm systems in our houses.
The Trump administration announced Wednesday that President Trump will sign a proclamation to send the National Guard to the border immediately in response to what the administration described as an “unacceptable” flow of drugs, criminal activity and illegal immigrants
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said at the White House press briefing that it would be done in conjunction with governors and that the administration hopes the deployment begins “immediately.”
“Despite a number of steps this administration has taken…we continue to see unacceptable levels of illegal drugs, dangerous gang activity transnational criminal organizations and illegal immigration flow across our border,” she said.
“The president has directed that the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security work together with our governors to deploy our National Guard to our southwest border to assist the border patrol,” she said. “The president will be signing a proclamation to that effect today.”
Details about what the National Guard would do, how many would be deployed and for how long were not immediately revealed.
Trump had tweeted earlier Wednesday that he would “be taking strong action today” on the Mexico border, a day after he said that he wants to send the military to secure it until a wall is built.
Arguing that the U.S. border laws “are very weak” compared to Mexico and Canada, he accused Democrats of wanting immigrants “to pour into our country unchecked.”
Former Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush had deployed the National Guard to the border in response to security issues. The Associated Press reported that the White House was considering a model similar to a Bush-era operation, where in 2006 6,000 National Guard troops were sent to assist the border patrol with non-law enforcement duties while additional border agents were hired and trained.