Skip to comments.Top Dem Says There Hasn't Been 'Adequate Justification' for Troops to Be at the Border
Posted on 12/10/2018 3:58:58 PM PST by Kaslin
Rep. Adam Smith (D-Wash.), the presumed incoming chairman for the House Armed Services Committee, voiced his extreme displeasure after the Department of Defense extended the deployment of active-duty service members on the U.S.-Mexico border. They will stay at the border until January 31.
The Department of Homeland Security requested the extension due to the ongoing threat of large, and sometimes violent, migrant caravans.
I continue to strongly question the deployment of U.S. military service members at our southern border. Furthermore, the decision to extend this deployment to the end of January 2019 is not a responsible use of Department of Defense resources and is the completely wrong approach to the situation, Smith said in a press release.
According to Smith, there has not been adequate justification for the use of our military personnel in this way:
The Presidents dangerous rhetoric referring to people seeking asylum as an invasion deeply misrepresents the situation and needlessly ramps up tension. There is no question that we face a challenge with a rise in the number of people seeking asylum. However, the response should not be deploying troops to our border, but instead increasing resources to process asylum applications, including additional judges and asylum officers.
Additionally, the continued practice of detaining asylum seekers is inhumane and the cost is overwhelming. Its abhorrent that there are over 40,000 people in custody in detention centers across the U.S. when we know alternatives to detention are proven to be effective at ensuring compliance with immigration proceedings, and drastically less costly than detention.
Directing military service members to harden the border and provide vague support to Customs and Border Protection misses the point entirely, Smith added. These people are fleeing violence and persecution to seek asylum. They are turning themselves in, not circumventing our laws. This continued expansion of the use of Department of Defense resources and personnel to fulfill the misguided immigration agenda of this administration, which is not part of the mission of the Department of Defense, must come to an end.
Heres moment right before shot bang. You can see some rocks being thrown. pic.twitter.com/p0M9p7Rx4G WendyFry (@WendyFry_) November 25, 2018
Rodney Scott, chief patrol agent for the San Diego Sector Border Patrol, revealed they had arrested 42 migrants who had managed to illegally cross the border during the incident.
What good is having a military if they are not for defending the country?
The border was going to be attacked. It was prudent of Trump to put troops there before the invaders arrived.
When it comes to deploying military force ANYWHERE, there is insufficient justification for a large number of snowflakes, who regard the US military to be a force of oppression, and wish it into nonexistence, by defunding all military operations and using the “peace dividend” to expedite their other government-financed schemes.
No pure motives there. Resistance is still the mode in which the Democrats wish to operate.
“Top Democrat Rep. Adam Smith (D-Wash.)” Is not president.
There was at least one actual border attack. Once Democrats regain complete control, the USA as envisioned by the Founders & as we knew it is doomed.
How about this justification?
To Rep. Adam Smith:
You don’t give a crap about the American troops at the border or anywhere else...
You don’t give a crap about the illegal invaders...
You don’t give a crap about the southern border...
The ONLY thing you care about is trying your damnest to make President Trump look bad...
Nobody ever, ever asks
OK, what WOULD be adequate justification?
That’s coming from someone from the State of Washington. . .what a loser.
Thank God he isn’t
They aren’t even going to wait to take complete control.
They are on offense and poised to destroy Trump now, one way or the other. They are coming for us now. And unlike Republicans, they aren’t OK with defeat. Get ready, it’s coming down now.
So he does not want to perform a basic constitutional duty. Why is he in office?
Yeah, just imagine if they are allowed to come in.
How about a justification for the military picking up seditious internal enemies of America which are working to destroy the USA from within?
Obviously the US Military should only be used defending other countries.
Well Adam, that’s why Trump is president and you aren’t — you like most Dems are oblivious to reality and the real world threats to our country.
another moron who needs to come down to the southern border and stand in front of hundreds of people charging toward him...
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