President Trump has signed a Proclamation that asks the Secretary of Defense and Homeland Security Cheif to begin sending the National Guard down to the US-Mexico border with the aim of not only stopping the almost 1000 people a day illegally crossing but also to stem the flow of drugs and gang MS-13 gang members from coming in.
With many in the public sphere already wondering what tactics the left-leaning media will employ to frustrate or denigrate the president, the fact is that their hands are tied on this. It is well within the president's rights to authorize this and there is, in fact, a major precedent.
Both George W Bush and Barack Obama sent national guard troops to the border (6000 and 120o respectively) during their time in office. The only real stipulation is that under US law, the NG is not allowed to “enforce” law.
The migrant caravan is clearly the impetus behind this move, but the reality is that despite a recent historical low in illegal border crossings (much of which is due to Donald Trump's hardline stance), there are still thought to be at least 300,000 coming in each year. If you think that is not a lot in a country this size, consider that over 1,000,000 illegal migrants have legal California driving licenses.
Without secure borders, a nation is not a nation…That is what Trump understands…and it is what the radical left deny. If sending in the national guard will bring this crisis under control, then that is what needs to be done.