President Trump was right to order troops to our border with Mexico to reinforce our overworked law enforcement officials and protect our sovereignty.
For nearly 100 years, the U.S. Border Patrol has defended our boundary with Mexico against terrorism, drug trafficking and illegal immigration – three serious threats to U.S. security.
The U.S. military and the Border Patrol have a history of working closely together.
In 1989, President George H.W. Bush deployed U.S. military forces to the border to work in concert with the Border Patrol to strengthen our defenses against increasingly problematic infiltrators. This organization was named Task Force 6, now Task Force North, and has continuously provided the U.S. Border Patrol with intelligence, support and necessary shows of force.
Those who believe the president’s deployment of troops to the border was a political stunt ignore this history – and ignore the fact that both Republican and Democratic presidents have presided over U.S. military operations along the border. – READ MORE