US Troops Lay Down Razor Wire At Southern Border

US Troops Lay Down Razor Wire At Southern Border

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US troops at the US-Mexico border are laying down approximately 1,000 feet of razor wire fending along the Texas side of the Rio Grande river underneath the McAllen-Hidalgo International Bridge, as three separate caravans of Central Americans make their way north in the hopes of claiming asylum.

Soldiers participating in “Operation Faithful Patriot” are working with US Customs and Border Patrol officers to install the fending, according to the Department of Defense.

During a Saturday campaign rally in Montana, President Trump said “Mexico is trying, they are trying but we’re different, we have our military on the border,” adding “And I noticed all that beautiful barbed wire going up today. Barbed wire, used properly, can be a beautiful sight.”

 A spokesman for the US Border Patrol told the New York Post that the fencing was part of “necessary preparations” for the caravans.

Troop arrivals

Around 900 troops have arrived at the US-Mexico border since the Trump administration announced the deployment on October 26.

The president vowed the forces would block the caravans, which contain thousands of migrants, from entering US turf.

Military units are heading to outposts along the border from Texas to California.

After saying about 5,000 active-duty troops would be deployed as part of Operation Faithful Patriot, Trump on Wednesday boosted the number from 10,000 to 15,000.

A separate contingent of about 2,100 National Guard troops had already been deployed to work with Border Patrol in anticipation of the caravans, which have about 7,000 people total, according to the Defense Department. –NY Post

The original caravan continued on foot Saturday after Mexico rescinded an offer to bus them to Mexico City, citing a lack of water. They are currently making their way through the Gulf Coast state of Veracruz, and are around 750 miles from the US border. The caravan’s numbers have dropped from 7,000 to around 4,000 over the last few weeks, while around 3,000 have applied for asylum in Mexico and others haver returned home.

On Friday night, Veracruz governor Miguel Ángel Yunes offered bus rides to the country’s capital, however he quickly rescinded the offer, blaming maintenance work on Mexico City’s water supply which he said left 7 million people without water over the weekend.

Mexican officials, meanwhile, have ceased to provide bus, truck and van rides to the group.

A second caravan of around 1,000 to 1,500 people from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador entered Mexico last week and is around 1,000 miles from the southern US border, while a much smaller caravan also entered Mexico from Guatemala on Friday – wading across the Suchiate River after Mexican authorities blocked access over a bridge.



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    TONY BELL 2 weeks

    1000′ where did the author come up with that. They have laid 22 miles and have capacity for 120 more miles of concertina wire. Just watching a video of soldiers installing shows more that 1000′ feet.
    More fake news.

    BTW if anyone doubts the effectiveness of concertina wire, do your reserch.

    A barrier known as a triple concertina wire fence consists of two parallel concertinas joined by twists of wire and topped by a third concertina similarly attached. The result was an extremely effective barrier with many of the desirable properties of a random entanglement. A triple concertina fence could be deployed very quickly: it is possible for a party of five men to deploy 50 yards (46 m) of triple concertina fence in just 15 minutes. Optionally, triple concertina fence could be strengthened with uprights, but this increases the construction time significantly.[7]

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      Danute 2 weeks

      Excellent we ned this to keep us safe. congratulations President Trump and thank you.

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    Steve Stangeland 2 weeks

    Go Trump Hoorah!

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    Please stop these dangerous people from entering our COUNTRY!!

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    Craig Murphy 2 weeks

    Drop some of that concertina wire in the river. You’ll need it.

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    It’s about time ! Now watch for CNN or NBC showing pics of cut up children. Know who the real enemy is yet ?
    Yep, news and entertainment media for 2 years now has been smearing our great President with lie after lie.

    Wake up people ! If you can, remove your children from public indoctrination. Learn who your enemies are.

    The democrat party is just a front for the communist party of America. It is their goal to completely
    redistribute the wealth. That means taking away as much as they can from YOU, and giving it to themselves and
    their minority cronies. The news media will be complicit. Please WAKE UP, and vote these scumbags gone
    once and forever.
    Oh, did I mention the constitutional convention they will order. Because the one we have is outdated and
    (doesn’t serve their needs anymore) will be up for total rewrite to match the (their) times.

    Get ready !

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    o.m. 3 days

    Need Help to keep the lawless Bandits out?? Check in with HUNGARY!!!
    They know how to Keep the INVADERS OUT,
    Razor Wire,just a bit of ELECTRICITY.Works all the Time.

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