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BREAKING: Shanahan Vows “Military Won’t Leave Until Border is Secure”

by Paul Goldberg

On Saturday, Patrick Shanahan, the current acting Defense Secretary, made it clear that the military remains committed to securing the US-Mexico border, as law enforcement officials continue struggling to address the growing numbers of migrants.

“We’re not going to leave until the border is secure,” said Shanahan, who explained, “This isn’t about identifying a problem, it’s about fixing a problem more quickly.”

Yesterday, Shanahan approved an additional $1.5 billion dollars which will be allocated from Pentagon funding and used to further construction of the barrier at the US southern border.

US Border Patrol and other law enforcement agencies have repeatedly sought help as the border crisis worsens exponentially, with over 100,000 illegal migrants being reportedly detained in March, and another 100,000 in April.

From The Hill:

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said Saturday that he intends to speed up plans to secure the border while visiting a Texas border city. 

Shanahan also said Pentagon officials would remain at the border until it is secure, according to the Associated Press.

“We’re not going to leave until the border is secure,” he said. “This isn’t about identifying a problem. It’s about fixing a problem more quickly.”

He told Congress this week that 4,364 troops are stationed at the border, but the troops do not act as law enforcement. According to the AP, they are expected to remain there until September.

Shanahan, who president Trump nominated to lead the Pentagon, told reporters that their stay “will not be indefinite,” according to the wire service.

He has approved the transfer of $1.5 billion in Pentagon funds, including more than $600 million from an Afghan security forces account, to help construct more than 120 miles of barriers at the U.S.-Mexico border, the Defense Department said Friday.

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3 comments

Aurobindo Banerjee May 12, 2019 - 01:56

The US should straight recommend to India a similar policy of erecting walla along its long international border to ward off information of illegals.

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coolit10 May 12, 2019 - 05:47

One thing I know would help would be working the front of the judicial backlog not on the ones already loose in our country. If we stop the current ones from getting into our country, including unaccompanied children, there will be a yuge decrease in new arrivals. Put the children on planes and send them home instead of releasing them into our country to live with illegals already here. After getting some control of the current applicants then working on the ones that have not shown up for their hearings would be less arduous. Stop the new ones and the children and we will get a lot less new ones and new children. The backlog is already here and that won’t change until there are less new arrivals.

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Odinson May 12, 2019 - 08:06

If we let every third world scumbag to come to America, then America would be a third world country.

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