President Trump made a promise to the American people that he would not let an army of wandering migrants violate our borders and so far, he has not exaggerated one bit.
Now that we have actual U.S. troops assembling on the border, the next step is to secure it, and that’s exactly what CBS news spotted troops doing today.
First line of defense? Razor wire. And yes, liberals are totally freaked out.
BROWNSVILLE, Texas — As the first active-duty military troops sent to the U.S. border with Mexico installed coils of razor wire on a bridge and a riverbank Friday, a sense of unease spread across Texas’ Rio Grande Valley. President Trump’s portrayal of a border under siege by drug smugglers and other criminals is at odds with what residents in towns along the 1,954-mile divide with Mexico see in their daily routines, with U.S. border towns consistently ranking among the safest in the country.
U.S. military units in San Antonio and other locations in Texas, California, and Arizona are going through specific training and rules along the border, CBS San Antonio affiliate KENS reports. Joint Base San Antonio – Lackland Air Force Base is one of the primary locations where training is underway.
Some Valley residents question the need for a large military presence and fear it will tarnish the area’s image. And some are afraid of violence if and when the caravan of Central American migrants that the troops have been sent to confront reaches the U.S. border.
While the southern tip of Texas is the busiest corridor for illegal crossings, border agents make many arrests far from public view, on uninhabited banks of the Rio Grande and on nearby dirt paths and roads lined by thick brush.