US Lays Down Razor Wire On Southern Border

08 November, 2018, 03:26 | Author: Roderick Gutierrez
  • Trump’s election-eve border mission puts the military in partisan crosshairs

Federal authorities have awarded a $145 million contract to a Texas company to build 6 miles of wall along the U.S. -Mexico border in the Rio Grande Valley.

Operation Faithful Patriot aims to block the huge groups of Central American migrants marching on foot toward the United States, where they plan to demand asylum.

The disclosure by US officials, who spoke to Reuters on condition of anonymity, illustrates the tension within the administration over using military resources to fortify the border against illegal immigration, a top election issue for President Donald Trump's base.

The disclosure by US officials, who spoke to Reuters on condition of anonymity, illustrates the tension within the administration over using military resources to fortify the border against illegal immigration, a top election issue for President Donald Trump's base. "Barbed wire looks like it's going to be very effective, too, with soldiers standing in front of it", Trump, who considers the approaching caravans an "invasion" said at a rally in Cleveland on Monday.

"There is no plan for U.S. military forces to be involved in the actual mission of denying people entry to the United States", Dunford said, speaking at an event at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. "But we're going to arrest those people quickly and for a long time", he told reporters.


"They want to throw rocks at our military, our military is going to fight back ... we will consider that a firearm" he had said on Thursday. There are now 5,200 active-duty personnel helping Customs and Border Protection on the Southwest border today.

President Donald Trump's decision to deploy United States active duty troops and earlier deployment of National Guard forces to the southern border could cost between $200 million and $300 million, according to an independent analysis and Department of Defense figures on guard deployments.

Manning also pointed out that soldiers "do not plan to interact with the protesters or migrant" at the border.

These figures are in addition to the more than 2,000 National Guard troops that were deployed to the border in April.

Some people living in the area are calling the move a midterm election stunt. "The defense Ministry expects that more than 7 thousand soldiers will soon be to support the border service", - he said. Mr. Trump has blasted illegal immigration in the past, and called for the importance of border security. Their mission is to keep caravans of Central Americans out.

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