Quote Originally Posted by garhkal View Post
SO if in effect they can't do jack squat to stop this 'invasion' of illegal aliens. WHY THE HELL Bother send them?
As long as they stay 'non-violent', no ... not directly.

Why send them ... they can provide support to US Border Patrol, ICE and law enforcement ... but we can't do their jobs. Also: optics, rally the base, make a show to fire people up.

The crux here is similar to previous debates with Sandsjames: what should be done and what can be done based on our laws / regulations etc. What should be done (IMO) is great … but we are bound law. Use of the military for domestic law enforcement is the beginning of that path / slippery to a military state, something I am no fan of.

We are actually (statistically speaking) pretty good at preventing illegal entry to the US, we suck with our asylum laws / policies that are ambiguous and in some cases contradictory. Fixing this is a legislative issue ... fix the laws.