President Trump says military will close southern border as migrant caravan approaches

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  1. robhic

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    President Trump is slamming the left for being weak on border security, while also demanding Mexico stop the large influx of immigrants approaching the southern border.

    The president took to Twitter Thursday, saying if Mexico fails to intervene then the U.S. military will close the border completely.


    Now we're talking! I hope this really happens and WORKS!!! They won't pay attention to orders to not come? Tough ****, pay the price - there's a new sheriff in town.

    https://www.oann.com/president-trum...outhern-border-as-migrant-caravan-approaches/
     
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    That herd is coming with an explicitly stated threat of invasion.

    In the absence of any other political will by either parties, using the military only makes sense.

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  3. ChuteTheMall

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    There's no way they can close the whole border. Hopefully they can slow it down.
     
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  7. Doc McGlock

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    He only needs to deploy troops in the region and secure the border in the area that the "herd" is headed! I'm quite sure that the military is far more mobile than the caravan!
     
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    People should go watch. Grab a lawn chair, bottled water, and some beef jerky. Maybe a grill and some meat and taters if it goes for a couple weeks.

    Trump could set up bleachers and give out MAGA hats to bystanders. :waving:
     
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    You don't have to close the whole border; some areas are pretty impassable for women and kids. Time to fine tune our drone capabilities.
     
  10. Lt. Donn

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    I was happy to learn he is embracing the $ component...that in my ignorant opinion, is the way to bring Mexico into compliance...but, short term, close the border for just One day...the back-up, economic fall-out and screaming, will be heard all the way to D/C...it would definitely shake things up...if nothing else, it would tell Everyone "Hey I'm serious about this issue...Congress...Fix it!"
     
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    Hard to believe that with thousands of people from South of the Border, walking unimpeded toward our country in the form of large Caravans, that the Democrats won’t approve legislation that will allow laws for the protection of our country. Great Midterm issue for Republicans!

    9:45 AM - Oct 17, 2018
     
  12. Biggsly

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    Democrats will lose their heads over this. All of those new life long welfare needing democrat voters.

    The number 1 job of POTUS is to keep Americans safe.

    Democrats hate America.
     
  13. Binge&Purge

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    Over the last couple years, ICE had some significant raids of meat packing plants that netted hundreds of illegals. IIRC, one in Missouri and on in Tennessee, the state that kept Algore out of the White House. The one in Missouri was staffed by a third party company. I don't remember any mention of any HR managers or officers of the companies involved being arrested and charged. The minute 5-Ball starts doing that, is the minute they cannot find work, and those caravans go the other way.

    Of course we couldn't count on Paul Ryan to patch the idiotic immigration laws.
     
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    I have an idea.
    We need to go to Mexico and dress all of these people in MAGA clothes. It will confuse the America hating democrats and democrats will demand that we close the border.
     
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    The democrats are behind this invasion!
     
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    I suggested Trump use the military to secure the border early 2017, and I didn't get much support for it back then........it's good that I see others coming around to this. Trump has the authority to do this, and I not only approve of it.....I encourage it. :flag:
     
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    Yep.

    It's no coincidence that this is happening right now, just a few weeks prior to 11/6. This is being done to counteract the Kavanaugh disaster and give the Dem base a new feel-good story to inspire more votes.
     
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    Can’t
    Been argued ad nauseum

    All they can do is clerical and support stuff to not violate the Constitutional restriction
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Posse_Comitatus_Act

    No, it is not an invasion. That would require an armed force attacking our border.
    Not crossing it.
    Spin and massage it all you want....can’t do it

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    when the country is being threatened with invasion by all mean send the troops to stop it.... I fear more and more of these ****hole countries are going to start sending their citizens here as leverage to get more money from us in aid
     
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    A few hundred sorties dropping military surplus napalm at random hours of the night. With a bunch of very loud speakers pointing South blaring screams of agonizing death. Word will travel fast.