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Trump says he will have to mobilize more military at U.S.-Mexico border

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How does a wall help save people who die on a journey up? Especially considering most of them walk up to a port of entry and ask for asylum...They aren't going to suddenly give up because of it. Do you give up on your dream because someone tells you no or tries to stop you?

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Wow. Look at that photo. Trump has always been petulant, but the stress of a Dem House is clearly getting to him.

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Send in the Marines!!

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Send in the Marines!!

Really?...

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Spoiled, little POTUS!

I want it, I want it, give me, now!!

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"Many, many dead people," Trump said, referring to migrants who he said had perished after making the journey. "Also they come in and raid their houses, and it's very dangerous"

I don't get it. Do they die, then come back to life and raid houses ? Is it a zombie invasion ?

"People are dying. Great people are dying. Bad people are coming up. You have both"

Sad that only good people die, and bad people arrive. So sad.

"If you had a wall, they wouldn't be able to get through ... You know, ... you can take them to some place where they can be taken care of."

Yes ! They will just bump their head on the wall again and again like moths until some come pick them up.

"And they won't come; you won't have so many - because if they know they can't get through, they're not going to come"

They won't come because none of them has any idea how to climb something, and they will never think about bringing tools !

Seems like the nurse forgot to give his meds to granpa again !

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Trump isn't interested in actually understanding the situation and coming up with a solution. That would take work. All he's interested in is touting his "Wall" BS to rally his base, pushing simplistic non-solutions, and finding scapegoats.

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Can't just walk in.

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Can't just walk in

The number of people who do this now is incredibly low.

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I love Mr Trump he's so eloquent, articulate, and sophisticated, soon he will be using crayons to write his name!

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huh? What is he even saying? Take the code away from this thing

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How does a wall help save people who die on a journey up? Especially considering most of them walk up to a port of entry and ask for asylum...They aren't going to suddenly give up because of it. Do you give up on your dream because someone tells you no or tries to stop you?

Does your dream involving breaking the law?

This sort of rhetoric gets the wrong people right in the feels, but it's just that, rhetoric.

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Does your dream involving breaking the law?

This sort of rhetoric gets the wrong people right in the feels, but it's just that, rhetoric.

No, it doesn't. And neither do the mass of immigrants applying for asylum and green cards. Which is the majority of the people being held in holding cells while they await the looooooong application process. Trust me, IVE BEEN THROUGH THIS AND ITS NOT FUN...

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If I was a us soldier I would rather be sent to the Mexican border where I can eat cheap Mexican food and drink tequila, than Libya, Afghanistan etc.

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If I was a us soldier I would rather be sent to the Mexican border where I can eat cheap Mexican food and drink tequila, than Libya, Afghanistan etc.

Lol, good point. Although I'm sure some soldiers would also feel like their positions are being wasted.

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Here's the way I see it. Either you have money (approximately 1,500 usd, more if you need a lawyer), internet, resources, family member or sponsor (depending on this person, your application could take anywhere between 1 to 30 years to process), and you can apply to USCIS for a green card to immigrate to America. Or, you need to show up at the border and apply for asylum to gain entrance into the USA (this is the fastest, most affordable, and pretty much the only option for a lot of these people, and yes, its legal). The government does not make this easy. I will tell you from experience, USCIS and the NVC will rarely respond to questions about applications so even if you do happen to have the luxury of applying (yes, applying for immigration into the USA is a luxury), you are basically waiting in the dark for a long time. And if you don't have the luxury, you are labeled a rapist, murder, etc by Trump and his base. I get it, illegal immigration is not good, that's why I have legally applied for family members to live and work in the USA. But the problem isn't a damn wall, its the system, its the current situation down south, its a lot of stuff...but its not the wall. Trump has literally offered no solution to this, and the wall is not going to work.

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Of course we need more military at the border - they're needed to convoy all the illegals to Mar-A-Lago or Trump Golf Courses for jobs...Trump knows they work cheap....

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 Second, the fact you believe the majority of these people are crime gangs, rapists, murders, etc

You misread my comment, that’s not what I wrote.

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"I'm going to have to call up more military," Trump said.

All because Congress can't seem to get it together and fund our border security.

Trump is going to use the military to secure the border in the near term. We must vote out the Democrats and RINOS who are obstructing the president from doing what he was elected to do - secure our border.

He may have to close it for awhile. If that's what it takes to get the Mexican government to stop these people before they get to the border, so be it.

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CrazyJoe: Trump isn't interested in actually understanding the situation and coming up with a solution. 

You're confusing Trump with yourself and the Democrats, Crazy. It's chaos on the border, our border control are totally swamped, we need a physical barrier, it's not rocket science. Jeez...

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He may have to close it for awhile. If that's what it takes to get the Mexican government to stop these people before they get to the border, so be it.

Maybe he ought to get Mexico to pay for the wall like he promised...

What happened to "Mark my words, mark my words"?

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Maybe he ought to get Mexico to pay for the wall like he promised...

No maybes about it, you ought to admit we have a crisis at the southern border with our border patrol overwhelmed and migrants having their lives put in danger which could be avoided by having a decent physical barrier.

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@Serrano he had 2 years where Republicans had both the house and the senate they couldn't achieve nothing and now all you do is screams Dems you've got to be kidding right?

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Maybe he ought to get Mexico to pay for the wall like he promised...

No maybes about it, you ought to admit we have a crisis at the southern border with our border patrol overwhelmed and migrants having their lives put in danger which could be avoided by having a decent physical barrier.

Another diversion - just can't answer the question, can they...

Maybe you ought to stop your President from giving them all jobs at his properties...

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Serrano he had 2 years where Republicans had both the house and the senate 

I've explained this before - too many RINOS. Have to get rid of them as well as the Democrats.

Yes, Trump has had to deal with idiots in both parties.

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"I'm going to have to call up more military," Trump said.

Hopefully, Mexico and other Central and South American states will respond accordingly.

And of course, make sure the dear leader is on the front line.

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I've explained this before - too many RINOS. Have to get rid of them as well as the Democrats.

So it's very clearly a Republican problem. The democrats didn't control anything during those two years.

It's your own team that doesn't want the wall.

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Always with the fear.

Send a million troops if you want. Better drama and headlines.

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It's funny when democratic loonies say the migrants are good people--the whole time thr migrants are breaking laws and disregarding the sovereignty of many countries along the way to the US.

Also, another manifestation of the ignorance of the left is the common call that the illegal aliens will climb over or under the wall (reconfirming that the migrants are not good but in fact criminals). Just a stupid thing to say that betrays a feable mind. Do really think the engineers designing the wall for the border would not have already considered that?

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Maybe you ought to stop your President from giving them all jobs at his properties...

Hyperpole much?

Just under 400K crossed the boarder illegally last year https://www.factcheck.org/2018/06/illegal-immigration-statistics/ . It might not seem like a huge problem to you. It does to me.

Trump's entire suite of companies only has 22K employees.

Lest the Obama fans think his border and immigration control was perfect, they had over 30K pages of allegations of mistreatment and rape. https://www.aclu.org/blog/immigrants-rights/ice-and-border-patrol-abuses/border-patrol-was-monstrous-under-obama-imagine

We all need to solve this problem and discourage illegal economic immigrants, make it impossible to find work inside the USA by punishing everyone involved.

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Trump has literally offered no solution to this, and the wall is not going to work.

Just because you don't like the solution put forth, doesn't mean it hasn't been proposed. https://www.npr.org/2018/01/25/580858256/white-house-releases-draft-immigration-plan

It addresses DACA, chain immigration, removes the lottery, and adds physical barriers.

It is missing the mark on a few elements. Penalties for people/companies hiring anyone inside the USA illegally. A solution to allow seasonal migrant workers, provided they return home each year, don't bring families with them, and asylum rules that force legal entrance at a controlled border, or automatic deportation. The US should learn a little from Japan in these immigration areas, but not learn so much as to only allow 50 asylum seekers annually, if that.

I'd like to see birthright citizenship limited to babies with 1 parent legally in the USA too, but that is probably impossible without a constitutional amendment and 2/3 of the country agreeing. Not likely.

With all these changes, there won't be a need for a border wall, since people who cannot work legally won't jump the river/fence and employers getting fined 2x the annual salary for each illegal worker will be out of business quickly.

I don't have much hope of Congress (both houses) coming up with a viable solution.

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"I'm going to have to call up more military," Trump said.

Hopefully, Mexico and other Central and South American states will respond accordingly.

I can guarantee you, Toasted, that your hopes are going to be dashed.

We all need to solve this problem and discourage illegal economic immigrants, make it impossible to find work inside the USA by punishing everyone involved.

Be way better to prevent these people from entering illegally in the first place. And we're swamped with so many, we can't punish everyone involved.

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