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The Military Can Secure The Border and Build The Wall

  • The Military Can Secure The Border and Build The Wall

By Capt Joseph R. John, April 9, 2018: Op Ed # 385         

For the last 75 years, the US has spent hundreds of billions of dollars to have the US Armed Forces protect international borders and fund the construction of border walls in a countless number of countries throughout the world.  Unfortunately, for the last 40 years, the United States has not had secure international borders in its own country.  


The American citizens are no longer safe from the invasion of drugs smugglers, Radical Islamic Terrorists, smugglers of women sold for prostitution, MS 13 gang members from Central America, convicted criminals/repeat offenders who prey on the lives of innocent Americans, the influx of millions of illegal aliens, and the spread of infective diseases throughout the nation and in public schools, because illegal aliens are no longer quarantined in compliance with The Immigration and Nationality Act.  Over the last 40 years, the United States has been invaded by over 20 million of illegal aliens who continue to violate US Federal Immigration Laws.   


Millions of illegal aliens have refused to assimilate, refused to honor the American flag, continue to pay allegiance to Mexico, take advantage of US welfare benefits, receive more food stamps than any state in the nation, receive billions of dollars in medical treatment, and their children who cannot read or write English restrict the progress of education in grammar schools.  Illegal Immigration has become the “Achilles Heel” for the Republic, and the sinister forces that support illegal immigration, designed to change the character of the Republic, are undercutting the rule of law, and already have taken control of the governance of the State of California.   


California has by far the largest number of illegal aliens of any state; there were 2.3 million illegal aliens in 2014, and their numbers have dramatically increased to over 4+ million in the last 4 years.  According to the Census Bureau, California has the highest poverty rate in the nation; nearly one in five residents are poor.  While California accounts for 12% of America’s population, it accounts for one third of America’s welfare checks. California has more people on welfare than most countries in the world.  


California is now home to 22% of this nation’s homeless population.  California income taxes, business taxes, sales taxes and gas taxes are the highest in the nation, in order to pay for the enormous costs of illegal alien health care, welfare, medical care, student education, housing, and the incarceration of convicted illegal aliens in prisons (they are 33% of the prison population).  California has become a foreign state inside America; 44% of Californians don’t speak English at home. 


The United States is the only major country in the world that has a wide open international border.  The security of international borders of the United States and enforcement of US Immigration Laws, has always been the responsibilities off the US Federal Government.  The US Army Joint Task Force North’s military engineers have been constructing 62 miles of roads adjacent to the southern border, and constructed border fences in support of their drug smuggling prevention mission.


For over 200 years, the US military has been protecting US international borders, from redcoats invading the US from Canada, Apaches raiding the southwest from their safe havens in Mexico, from the banditry raids of Pancho Villa, in protecting the nation from the infiltration of Nazis in the 1940s, to opposing Radical Islamic Terrorists today.  


It is the responsibility of 21,000 US Border Patrol Agents (they are currently 2000 Agents under strength) to protect the US International borders.  US Federal Immigration Laws are enforced within the United States by 20,000 US Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agents (ICE Agents).  It is the responsibility of ICE Agents to apprehend over 20+ million illegal aliens, who have violated US Federal Immigration Laws by illegally entering the United States.  ICE Agents have been focusing their efforts of apprehending the large number of illegal aliens repeat offenders, and convicted criminals; in the course of rounding them up, they are also apprehend other illegal aliens.  


Sanctuary states and cities have disrupted the enforcement of US Federal Immigration Laws, by prohibiting local and state law enforcement officers from cooperating with ICE Agents, and has made the once ordinary apprehending process of transferring jailed illegal aliens from local law enforcement agencies to ICE Agents unworkable.  Despite prohibiting law enforcement officers in sanctuary cities and states from cooperating with ICE Agents, this year to date, ICE Agents have still apprehended 105,736 convicted criminal illegal aliens.  


For the past 40 years, criminal illegal aliens who should not have been in the United States, have killed and maimed thousands of innocent Americans.  Criminal illegal aliens have terrorized border towns, robbed angel moms and dads of their murdered children, endangered law enforcement officers, and substantially increased the dangers of ICE Agents because they can no long apprehend convicted illegal aliens from local jails.  


Thousands of convicted illegal aliens serving prison terms in sanctuary cities and states, upon completion of their sentences or upon release because of overcrowding, continue to be released into the general population, instead of being handed over to ICE Agents for deportation to their countries of origin.  Many of those criminals illegal aliens returned to crime including the sale and smuggling of drugs.  In 2017, 63,000 Americans died from the scourge of opioids, many of those illegal drugs were smuggled through the wide open southern border. 


The Bush and Obama administrations previously mobilized as many 6000 members of the National Guard to back up the US Border Patrol to prevent the entry of convicted criminals, MS 13 gang members, drug smugglers, Radical Islamic Terrorists, illegal aliens, etc. through the wide open southern border.  The Trump administration is federalizing 4000 National Guard Troops to back up and supplement the US Border Patrol. 


The Texas Department of Public Safety regularly employs the Texas National Guard to support law enforcement in interdicting drugs being smuggled across the southern borders.  The previous and current Governors of Texas stated that the Texas National Guard works well with Texas Law Enforcement.  In the state of Texas alone, over 245,000 criminal illegal aliens have been arrested for armed robbery, kidnapping, murder, rape, white slavery, car theft, smuggling, dealing drugs, burglary, prostitution, home invasions, etc.  


The US contributes billions of dollars each year to many nations throughout the world, to assist them in building border walls along their country’s perimeters, and to protect their borders from illegal incursion.  The US provides funds to secure borders in Egypt, Israel, Jordan, South Korea, Germany, Iraq, Panama, Morocco, Greece, Thailand, Lithuania, Latvia, Afghanistan, Estonia, Saudi Arabia, Poland, Panama, etc.  In addition the US has 14,000 troops in Afghanistan, 39,000 in Japan, 34,805 in Germany, 23,000 in South Korea, approximately 5,200 in Iraq, and thousands of military personnel in Italy, France, Kurdistan, England, Scotland, Panama, the Philippines, Australia, Jordan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Poland, etc. 


The invasion of the United States, by the above listed illegal aliens, has been undermining US Immigration Laws under the US Constitution.  It is perpetrating the commission of thousands of crimes against innocent American citizens, and requiring the expenditure of billions of dollars in medical, welfare, and educational costs to support illegal aliens.  Dealing with the invaders internally, after they penetrate the border, is no longer sustainable---the invasion must be stopped at the border.  


It is time for the US military to guarantee the sovereignty of the Republic by protecting the borders of the United States, and by helping to build a border wall, as they have done so for countless nations throughout the world for 75 years.  The below listed article by Daniel Greenfield further explains, in specific detail, why there is an urgent need to mobilize the US Armed Forces to protect the Republic from the continued invasion of hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens.


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The Military Can Secure the Border and Build the Wall

Daniel Greenfield


Posted: 05 Apr 2018 01:04 PM PDT

The United States has 14,000 troops in Afghanistan, 39,000 in Japan, 34,805 in Germany, 23,000 in South Korea, and around 5,200 in Iraq. Our military protects the borders of countless nations.

Except our own.


In 1919, we had 18,500 soldiers on the border. “Twice a day every foot of the border line is patrolled by cavalrymen and infantrymen,” the New York Times noted. 


A hundred years later, President Trump’s proposal to use the military to secure the border is controversial even though Marines fighting drug cartels have come under fire from drug smugglers.


El Salvadoran migration has inflicted 207 murderers on this country. The migrant caravan threatening to invade this country includes migrants from El Salvador. Some of them may be MS-13 members. The Pueblo Sin Fronteras caravan of 1,000 migrants is the product of an alliance between international leftists and migrant invaders. Their goal is the invasion, colonization and occupation of America.


And the only ones defending us against them are the members of an outnumbered border patrol, threatened by both drug cartels on the other side of the border and sanctuary states in this country.


That’s why President Trump is mobilizing the troops to do the job that the Democrats won’t do. 


“Until we can have a wall and proper security, we’re going to be guarding our border with the military,” President Trump said.


Some of the same politicians who oppose withdrawing our forces from Syria also oppose sending troops to secure the border. But which should be a higher priority?


If an enemy army were invading South Korea, our soldiers would swing into action. But the United States has already been invaded. The invaders have occupied and seized control of state governments, including California, while declaring that their rebel cities will defy Federal immigration law.


They mean to do the same thing to the entire country. Their DREAM is the end of America. 


From fighting Indian raids to the banditry of Pancho Villa, the military has always secured the border against invasions out of Mexico. The military was our defense against the "Plan of San Diego" terror waged by Mexican racists who vowed to seize control of Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, California, and Colorado, liberate the “proletariat” and execute all "North American over sixteen years of age.”


And yes, the military can even “build the wall”.


Joint Task Force North's military engineers have already built 62 miles of road, and border fence construction. There’s no reason why its anti-terrorist and drug smuggling prevention mission can’t be expanded to include securing the border with a wall and other impassable physical barriers. 

Presidents have taken action against urgent illegal migrant threats before.


"Let me just tell you that Dwight Eisenhower, good president, great president, people liked him. ‘I like Ike,’ right?" Donald Trump said during a primary debate. "Moved 1.5 million illegal immigrants out of this country, moved them just beyond the border. They came back. Moved them again beyond the border, they came back. Didn’t like it. Moved them way south. They never came back."


Operation Wetback was fantastically effective in clearing illegal aliens out of California and Texas. 


Under General Joseph Swing, who had done everything from hunting Pancho Villa in Mexico to going up against the Japanese in the Philippines, the INS caught, detained and deported over a million illegals. Wetback had been based on the Operation Cloud Burst plan, which would have used a presidential proclamation to authorize the use of military force if the Army had not been tied down in Korea.


Some commentators have claimed that the Posse Comitatus Act would prevent the use of any military forces other than the National Guard on the border. But securing the border against foreign invaders (as opposed to domestic law enforcement directed against citizens) has always been a military matter. 


Furthermore the military is already authorized to operate in areas where drug smuggling occurs.


Stopping illegal migrants does not subject “citizens to the exercise of military power”. If the military does not supplement ICE, but directly secures the border, there would be no Posse Comitatus issue.

But the law also permits the use ofmilitary force to “prevent disruption of Federal functions”. 


Sanctuary states like California have disrupted the functioning of immigration law and have even passed laws prohibiting citizens from cooperating with Federal authorities. 10 U.S.C. 332, “authorizes use of the militia and Armed Forces to enforce Federal law when unlawful obstructions or rebellion against the authority of the United States renders ordinary enforcement means unworkable.”


The unlawful obstruction of immigration law by sanctuary cities and states has made ordinary enforcement unworkable. The rebellion against the authority of the United States must end.

10 U.S.C. 333 further, “authorizes use of the militia and Armed Forces when domestic violence or conspiracy hinders execution of State or Federal law, and a State cannot or will not protect the constitutional rights of the citizens.” That’s the current state of affairs in California and elsewhere.


Californians are being robbed, raped and murdered by illegal aliens because their government not only refuses to protect their constitutional rights, but criminalizes cooperation with immigration authorities. 


Deploying the National Guard would be a helpful start. But hopefully it won’t end there.

Any forces deployed to the border must have the authority to stop anyone illegally crossing the border. Either that or they must be part of a wall construction effort. Obama and Bush had already deployed the National Guard as a show of force. But a show of force by forces unable to do anything is a farce.


America can’t afford any more border security theater when we need actual border security results.


Our cities are being overwhelmed, our borders are unreal lines on a map and the terror is coming home. Every day we are losing more of our country. The San Diego Plan envisioned the invasion and capture of Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, California, and Colorado. Over a century later, it’s becoming a reality.


The military can be used to secure the border as it has been since its existence. All we need is the will.


President Trump is right to call for using the military to guard the border. He’s right to contemplate using the military to build the wall. It’s been done before and it can be done again. The residents of terrorized border towns, the angel dads and moms of Americans murdered by illegal aliens, the sheriffs and other law enforcement officers, and the struggling ICE agents are waiting for military backup. 


Our soldiers have been deployed to defend many countries. Now it’s time for them to defend our own.