Trump Sends Troops
The United States President, Donald J. Trump made waves earlier this week signing a request, calling for thousands of United States National Guard troops to be deployed to border states. According to the Pentagon, the National Guard will help with, “aviation, engineering, surveillance, communications, vehicle maintenance and logistical support.”
Several days later, states such as Texas, Arizona and California have responded and followed along with President Trump’s request. In total the president’s plan requests between 2,000 and 4,000 national guard members in order to help federal agents along the border to do what they need. President Trump seems to be attempting to fulfil some of his campaign promises, before he officially made this request he vented about lax border security on Twitter. The president tweeted on April 5th, “strong immigration laws of Mexico and their willingness to use them so as not to cause a giant scene at our Border. Because of the Trump Administration’s actions, Border crossings are at a still UNACCEPTABLE 46 year low. Stop drugs!” He then proceeded to sign an official order requesting the deployment of National Guard troops to the country’s Southern border.
On top of this request, President Trump’s administration has also proposed laws to make applying for, and granting asylum more difficult and to terminate the “catch and release,” clause which can allows for immigrants that arrive at the border to be released from custody while they wait for their hearing.