Is Trump Actually Weakening Our Southern Border?

This week, as President Trump continues his war on sanctuary cities in the United States, it was announced that border swat teams were being pulled from the border. Their new assignments were to support ICE agents in sanctuary cities…although they wouldn’t be able to use their normal training and resources in these areas away from the border.

Members of the U.S. Border Patrol Tactical Unit, a rapid-response security force, are deploying to assist Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers in Chicago and New York. Other agents from several ports of entry and field stations along the border are expected to be sent to San Francisco, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Houston, Boston, New Orleans, Detroit and Newark, New Jersey, a senior Customs and Border Protection official confirmed.

Some 100 agents will be sent to assist the ICE deportation force, the official said.

“This administration seems to think they can intimidate local law enforcement officials or act independently when operating in their jurisdictions,” said John Cohen, a former senior DHS official and ABC News contributor. “That is a dangerous strategy that will fail.”

The move comes as federal law enforcement officials also report significant increases in cross-border drug trafficking, raising concerns about moving agents away from international check points.

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So is the spiteful egotistical president actually endangering the United States just to make a point against his political opponents? It certainly seems so.

Or being more cynical…the president is just playing another note to his base during the 2020 election cycle.


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