Donald Trump has taken a lot of heat from Democrats for wanting to enforce our immigration laws that are on the books. It’s a little strange to watch them completely ignore the idea of rule of law but that’s something for them to figure out. In the real world, laws matter and immigration laws should be enforced even if they hurt liberal feelings or takeaway Democrat votes.
Now, we are learning some information that’s guaranteed to trigger the left.
From New York Post:
The White House gave troops stationed at the southern border the OK to use lethal force if necessary — a move that legal experts warn may violate the Posse Comitatus Act, which bars the military from being used for civilian law enforcement.
The “cabinet order” was signed by White House chief of staff John Kelly — not President Trump — and authorizes “Department of Defense military personnel” to “perform those military protective activities that the Secretary of Defense determines are reasonably necessary” to protect border agents, the Military Times reported.
That includes “a show or use of force (including lethal force, where necessary), crowd control, temporary detention and cursory search.”
From NBC News:
President Donald Trump said Thursday that U.S. troops he dispatched to the nation’s border will use lethal force to stop migrants attempting to enter the country “if they have to.”
Earlier this week, Trump authorized the military to use its rules of engagement, rather than those of domestic law-enforcement agencies, at the border.
“If they have to, they’re gonna use lethal force,” he said. “I’ve — I’ve given the okay. If they have to. I hope they don’t have to.”
He added that he will “close entry” at the border if he deems it necessary to prevent immigration. Just before the midterm elections earlier this month, Trump sent thousands of troops to the U.S.-Mexico border in response to the advance of caravans of migrants through Latin America.
Democrats will do their best to misinterpret this and lie about what Trump is actually saying. They’ll try to paint the picture that Trump sent our military to the border to kill all the immigrants. That’s obviously not the case. This is the tough line on immigration that Trump’s supporters sent him to Washington to follow through on.