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The White House late Tuesday signed a memo allowing troops stationed at the border to engage in some law enforcement roles and use lethal force, if necessary — a move that legal experts worry may run afoul of the Posse Comitatus Act.

The new “Cabinet order” was signed by White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, not President Donald Trump. It allows “Department of Defense military personnel” to “perform those military protective activities that the Secretary of Defense determines are reasonably necessary” to protect border agents, including “a show or use of force (including lethal force, where necessary), crowd control, temporary detention. and cursory search.”

There are approximately 5,900 active-duty troops and 2,100 National Guard forces deployed to the U.S.-Mexico border.

Some of those activities, including crowd control and detention, may run into potential conflict with the 1878 Posse Comitatus Act. If crossed, the erosion of the act’s limitations could represent a fundamental shift in the way the U.S. military is used, legal experts said.

The Congressional Research Service, the non-partisan research agency for Congress, has found that “case law indicates that ‘execution of the law’ in violation of the Posse Comitatus Act occurs (a) when the Armed Forces perform tasks assigned to an organ of civil government, or (b) when the Armed Forces perform tasks assigned to them solely for purposes of civilian government.” However, the law also allows the president “to use military force to suppress insurrection or to enforce federal authority,” CRS has found.

Since immigration into the United States is solely and exclusively a federal authority, the legal team at the White House views this Order as complying with the provision on "enforce federal authority."

 

 

Kelly said in the signed directive that the additional authorities were necessary because “credible evidence and intelligence” have indicated that the thousands of migrants who have now made their way to the U.S. checkpoint near Tijuana, Mexico, “may prompt incidents of violence and disorder” that could threaten border officials.

Completely aside from Kelly's memo, it is established fact that these same so-called "migrant" groups used brute force against Mexican authorities, injuring police officers, tearing down border fencing, and literally smashing through border gates.  Given the established fact that these groups use illegal force to achieve illegal entry into other countries, the US is making certain its troops know they have full authority to open fire.

 

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    James · 02:09 11/22/2018
    Posse Comitatus has to do with American citizens; not illegals / foreigners.
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    Heather · 23:15 11/21/2018
    This could be the way that the UN force themselves into the country, more than they already are. Perfect excuse. They're lying in wait.
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    Steve · 19:07 11/21/2018
    The border control has checkpoints well inland of the border, that is the border area.
    Who else but our military should protect our border areas.
    They cant control the first foot and nothing beyond that, that would be BS.
    Operating in the continental US is meant the interior. Not the the tickness of some wall. So if they need to go several miles inland that is fine with me.
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    Sherlock · 17:29 11/21/2018
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=exnaY0l4XsM
    It is government's main duty to kill raping, pillaging, murdering, invaders at the border.
    It is the responsibility of every government to ensure the safety and security of its people
    Then to hang any traitor who opens the City Gates to invaders ........
    Sink the Invader's Landing Craft and shoot any that make it to the shore line.
    Immigration without Assimilation is Invasion.
    LEADERS protect their Citizens ..... TRAITORS allow enemies in to attack the Citizens.
    Merkel the Jewish Bolshevik Commie STASI SNITCH is genociding Christianity.
    "they" say this is a melting pot,
    "they" demand WE "accept" anyone else who comes along ...... then
    "they" say WE are not welcome or safe in our own homes.
    FIGHT for your lives ..... because that is what this is .......
    Funny WE are supposed to tolerate THEM but THEY do not have to tolerate US.
    They hate our culture so much they want to bring the filhy culture they are supposedly running from, HERE.
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    G R · 17:20 11/21/2018
    US Coast Guard “Petty Officers” and “Officers” are not bound by Posse Comitatus and have full law enforcement powers. Normally only used in federal maritime law enforcement, but have been used elsewhere. Good quick source if trained appropriately.
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    Sherlock · 17:17 11/21/2018
    The 9th Circus Court Jesters will say the Troops have to be armed with NERF guns.
    "judicial ethics" is an oxymoron
    Those black robed whores are morons.
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    Patriot · 17:14 11/21/2018
    Mow 'em down...this is our country. We have the right to protect it...no matter what the Demonrats and Globalists think
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    Anonymous · 16:08 11/21/2018
    The Rothschild-bribed U.S. politicians are not loyal to Americans, but to Israel for many years. The U.S. military bases are probably under the Rothschild family's control to protect Israel's interest. Globalism is okay, but not as long as it is under the gentile-hating and atrocity-making Jews' (including the Rothschild family, a group of the low-interest loan sharks) control. To release the Rothschild family's grasp on the U.S. military bases, we need to abolish the Federal Reserve System.

    The U.S. has a lot of military bases ( 756 --- http://www.answers.com/Q/How_many_US_military_bases_are_there_worldwide --- https://theweeklings.com/dnobacon/2013/06/05/the-silver-wedding-anniversary-of-state-and-corporation/us-military-bases-around-the-world/ ) around the world. So, the U.S. need to close about 20 military bases in other countries (especially all Rothschild-led military bases in Okinawa, Japan and illegally occupied Iraq. Some people from one of these Okinawan military bases were notoriously known for raping Japanese women and greatly hated by Okinawans) and relocate them to be near the U.S./Mexico border.

    The U.S./Mexico border is about 2,000 miles, so we need to build about 20 U.S. military bases near it, each one to guard within 100 miles square, adjacent to the border. Three near California border, four near Arizona border, three near the New Mexico border, and ten near the Texas border.

    Increase the U.S. Coast Guard personnel to stop the Latin-America illegal immigrants and drug smugglers, if they are traveling on the ocean.
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    Tim · 15:59 11/21/2018
    Pro-military!
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    Bad Brad · 15:41 11/21/2018
    The most important task of any military, in any nation
    throughout the world, is to protect its borders. Why do
    you think our Founders established The Coast Guard
    for a new Republic right from the get go?
    Where some of these 'legal experts', and some Federal judges
    as of late, come up with these goofy interpretations of law is
    right out of their little SJW communist playbook.
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      TSAZ · 02:21 11/22/2018
      This. #1 priority. #2 is being completely ignored though...enemies within...
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    Robair Victor · 15:03 11/21/2018
    ~History shows that harsh acts are sometimes needed to establish 'Law & Order' to maintain a sovereign nation. If activist Republicans like Sen.-McCarthy and Sen.-Goldwater had their way back in 1960's, -we would have placed USA-Military along the Mex.-border, -and commenced shooting-to-kill all trespassers, which would have soon made it known that USA is serious about preserving its sovereignty, -thereby having prevented some 100-Million Illegal-aliens from invading our hard earned land!
    ~Bob.vH in sanDiego
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    Madeleine Mead · 14:51 11/21/2018
    Should not the Posse Comitatus Act only apply to US citizens? These are invading foreign nationals. Can anyone enlighten me?
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      Occams Razor · 17:02 11/21/2018
      They are Future Dreamers, you know, Democratic Voters so ... they are priceless in their eyes because it means more spoils to be passed around amoung the DemonCraps oligarchy ranks.
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      Joe Blow · 17:01 11/21/2018
      Madeleine you have already enlightened yourself. Those who do not understand the difference between citizens and invaders walk in darkness.
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    Sue Ellen Dickinson · 14:48 11/21/2018
    I was wondering when this order would be given......hmmm......wonder what happens next (?)
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    Ronan Sautere · 14:23 11/21/2018
    F--king ehhhhhhhhhj!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ENUF said you know the rollcall.
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    selah · 14:19 11/21/2018
    secure the border by any means necessary. we don't owe immigrants crap.
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