A panel of judges on the 9th Circuit recently ruled against the Trump administration’s “Remain in Mexico” policy, which requires migrants seeking asylum in the U.S. to wait in Mexico until their claims are settled in immigration courts.
To get around this, Donald Trump has chosen to deploy military police to the Mexican border to prevent border crossings as he gets ready for yet another battle with the court system, the Associated Press reports.
According to the AP, the troops will be split evenly between the San Ysidro port of entry in southern California and the El Paso port of entry in Texas.
According to Defense Department officials, the military troops will be constructing temporary barriers to limit and funnel traffic through certain areas.
The deployment of these additional troops is scheduled to last for only about two weeks, but that could change.
The 160 troops will be joining the roughly 5,000 members of the military who are already deployed along the southern border.
Keeping America safe
With any luck, the Supreme Court will step in this time around and strike down the injunction imposed by liberal judges on the Trump’s immigration policies.
After all, there is absolutely nothing wrong with America defending its borders.
But thankfully, even if the Supreme Court allows the injunction to stand, Trump has taken steps to protect both border agents and the American people in the event that a crowd of migrants does make another attempt at storming into the country.
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