National Security

Pres. Trump Makes Mexico Deploy Troops to Guard its Border

In an unprecedented move after negotiation with President Trump and his administration, Mexico is deploying 6,000 of its troops to its own southern border to help stem the flow of illegal immigrant caravans on their way to the U.S. border.

Given this will not come free to the Mexican government, the president seems to be keeping another campaign promise, as Mexico will now pay to help guard our border. The deal is so good even The Washington Post, not quite a conservative mouthpiece, took The New York Times to task for lying about it in their predictably negative coverage.

The Mexicans blinked when the president threatened tariffs (he’s getting quite good at that negotiating strategy) and they hurriedly dispatched negotiators to DC to cut a deal.

Our southern neighbors also agreed to accelerate the process that mandates asylum seekers wait in Mexico, not here, for their case to be heard. We agreed to speed up the process on our end. There will be joint operations against smuggling, human trafficking, and in interdicting illegal immigration transportation routes on the mutual border.

This deal comes at the nick of time, as illegal crossings are at an all-time high. In May 144,000 illegal immigrants tried to get through our southern border with Mexico. The Dems, of course, hate this agreement, as it puts a spanner in their plans to have illegal voters turn Texas to them and thus make a GOP presidential win almost numerically impossible in the Electoral College.

All this while, bit by bit, the wall gets built.

But it’s not just a matter of votes. It is a matter of culture. When people vote with their feet to leave one country and make another home they have a responsibility to become true citizens of their adopted homeland.

And I say this as a Latin and first-generation American, that duty here entails learning the English language, adopting our civic customs, and cherishing the history of America. No one wants anyone to forget or denigrate their heritage.

However, as an old saying goes: When in Rome, wear a toga.

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David Kamioner

A veteran of service with US Army Intelligence, the Pershing Nuclear Brigade, and the First Infantry Division, Kamioner is a graduate of the University of Maryland’s European Division and spent over twenty years as a political consultant, college instructor, non-profit director, and corporate PR director. He hails from New York City and grew up in South Florida. He served with the American Red Cross as part of the relief effort for Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005 and Hurricane Sandy in 2012. For several years he ran homeless shelters, most recently homeless shelters for US military veterans. He currently is a Senior Contributor for OpsLens.com, a writer for American Greatness, and the Editorial Director of This Week in the News with Drew Berquist. He is the author of the novel "Prisoner of the Chattering Class" and lives in Annapolis, Maryland.

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