As the Pentagon moves to get it’s troops back from the Trump border political thing that ramped up before the Midterm election there still are a few thousand migrants in the caravan that has marched across Mexico in a effort to ask for political asylum in America….
Homeland Security has moved to find out if they can borrow federal special agents and police officers to be assigned to the border in California, Arizona and Texas….
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is fighting to keep her job with her boss Donald Trump being urged by his thrusty assistant Stephen Miller to stop the refugee’s by force , instead of moving set up an operation to vet the applicants and process those who qualify for asylum hearings….
In recent months, Trump has ordered thousands of active duty military troops to the border. But they are prevented by a law known as the Posse Comitatus Act from participating in searches or making arrests. Civilians at the departments contacted by Nielsen would not face such a restriction.
“The administration seems to recognize that under Posse Comitatus … the military can’t do something enforcement-wise. So they’re saying, ‘Let’s grab as many law enforcement people and bring them to the border,’” said Leon Fresco, former head of the Justice Department’s Office of Immigration Litigation under the Obama administration.
The move is part of what Trump and top White House immigration adviser Stephen Miller have told agency officials is an all-hands-on-deck effort to block members of the latest caravan from entering the country. In their view, allowing any asylum seekers from the caravan into the United States at this point would set a dangerous precedent and turn thousands-strong migrant caravans into the new normal for illegal immigration.
In the Nov. 22 memo, Nielsen “respectfully request[s]” that the departments redirect “any available civilian law enforcement personnel … to the Southwest Border” to be stationed at Customs and Border Protection field offices in California, Arizona and Texas.
Nearly every federal agency employs special agents who are fully authorized law enforcement officers and can enforce laws relevant to their agency, as well as any other federal law….