White House approves use of force, some law enforcement roles for border troops

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White House approves use of force, some law enforcement roles for border troops


The Trump administration this week moved allow troops to act in law-enforcement capacities, including using lethal force, along the US-Mexico border in an order that may represent a move toward longstanding practice.
The White House late Tuesday signed a memo allowing troops stationed at the border to engage in some law enforcement roles and use lethal force, if necessary — a move that legal experts have cautioned may run afoul of the Posse Comitatus Act.
The new “Cabinet order” was signed by White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, not President Donald Trump. It allows “Department of Defense military personnel” to “perform those military protective activities that the Secretary of Defense determines are reasonably necessary” to protect border agents, including “a show or use of force (including lethal force, where necessary), crowd control, temporary detention. and cursory search.”
 

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Trump is acting tough and I dont blame him to be honest. He is securing the country and doing what is in the benefit of his people. He should not stop there I think he should extend help to Valenzuela and Mexico to overcome their economic difficulties. Look at Europe after the wave of immigrants.
 
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