President Trump is sending 15,000 troops to the border:
“The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Monday that U.S. military personnel will not interact with immigrants approaching the U.S. border after President Trump deployed thousands of troops to prepare for the caravan.
“There is no plan for U.S. military forces to be involved in the actual mission of denying people entry to the United States,” Gen. Joseph Dunford said, according to ABC News.
“There is no plan for the soldiers to come in with immigrants or to reinforce the Department of Homeland Security as they are conducting their mission,” he continued. “We are providing enabling capability.”
Military personnel will instead focusing on assisting Border Patrol staff to fill in gaps in physical barriers along the border, ABC reported. …”
As usual, they are being sent solely for the optics of appearing to do something to stop illegal immigration, but will be under orders not to engage the invaders.
Note: We spent $717 billion dollars on the military in August and can’t even use it to defend our own borders. The bill was called the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act.