They are erecting barbered wire under orders from their commander-in-chief….
They are NOT directly bracing for an ‘invasion’ by several thousand families seeking aslyum in America…..
They seem to have been forgotten after election day….
Maybe some media attention will help them out…
The midterms are over. But the 5,600 American troops sent to the southern border with Mexico are “still going through the motions of an elaborate mission that appeared to be set into action by a commander in chief determined to get his supporters to the polls,” the New York Times reports.
What’s happening: Troops at the border are sleeping in tents that house 20 soldiers and have no electricity or air conditioning, with some suffering heat exhaustion within days of starting the mission. There’s no mess hall — only pre-made “Ready-to-Eat” meals — and the only phone chargers available are attached to “a few generators that power spotlights around the living area.” Department of Defense officials worry that if the number of troops increases to 15,000, the cost could be as high as $200 million…..
Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) on Sunday said that it was scandalous for President Trump to keep troops at the southern border during Thanksgiving for “no national security reason.”
“Deploying troops to our own border for no national security reason is one of the biggest scandals of this Presidency,” Schatz said in a tweet. “These dedicated, skilled, highly trained men and women will likely miss Thanksgiving w family, are near American cities but eating MREs.”
“Let them go home,” he added…..