Army National Guard Airmen may be recalled to the border under the new administration!
The mainstream media has outdone itself in its attempts to demoralize Trump voters both before and after the elections. Close on the heels of Donald Trump’s victory, the State-controlled media went into full DEFCON 1 mode, reporting to the masses that Trump had reneged on his promise to build a wall on the southern border. The purpose of these stories, of course, was to plant the seeds of doubt in an attempt to alter the perceived support of the new President-elect.
It didn’t work. And now, in response to all the media hype, Trump’s transition team has moved ahead with the next step in its comprehensive overhaul of the border security network and structure of the United States.
“In a wide-ranging request for documents and analysis, President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team asked the Department of Homeland Security last month to assess all assets available for border wall and barrier construction.
The team also asked about the department’s capacity for expanding immigrant detention and about an aerial surveillance program that was scaled back by the Obama administration but remains popular with immigration hardliners. And it asked whether federal workers have altered biographic information kept by the department about immigrants out of concern for their civil liberties.”
In this Reuters exclusive, they address the specifics of why each of these particular pieces of information were requested. One of the more bold options for Team Trump upon his inauguration will be to reinstitute an aerial surveillance program that will have far-reaching implications for illegals attempting to cross the border.
“One program the transition team asked about, according to the email summary, was Operation Phalanx, an aerial surveillance program that authorizes 1,200 Army National Guard airmen to monitor the southern border for drug trafficking and illegal migration.
The program once deployed 6,000 airmen under President George W. Bush but was downsized by Barack Obama, a move blasted by some conservatives who argue the surveillance is vital to border security.”
It appears that Trump’s transition team is also focusing on the DACA program which enabled children smuggled into the country illegally to remain here. The request for information regarding names and addresses appears to coincide with the questions about larger containment facilities.
While costs for the border fence appear to focus on the price of the southern border, a northern border cost is included in the information memo. Reuters points out, however, that the illegals entering from the Canadian border are far outweighed by those entering from the Mexican border.
Trump is paying close attention as well to all Executive Actions taken in relation to the border since 2009. This is a step in the right direction, considering that the immigrant invasion of America under Obama had all the hallmarks of a prelude to the Fall of the Roman Empire.
The border wall may not be built in a day, but then again, neither was Rome.