Home The Military Can Secure the Border and Build the Wall
Home The Military Can Secure the Border and Build the Wall

The Military Can Secure the Border and Build the Wall

The United States has 14,000 troops in Afghanistan, 39,000 in Japan, 34,805 in Germany, 23,000 in South Korea, and around 5,200 in Iraq. Our military protects the borders of countless nations.
Except our own.

In 1919, we had 18,500 soldiers on the border. “Twice a day every foot of the border line is patrolled by cavalrymen and infantrymen,” the New York Times noted.

A hundred years later, President Trump’s proposal to use the military to secure the border is controversial even though Marines fighting drug cartels have come under fire from drug smugglers.

El Salvadoran migration has inflicted 207 murderers on this country. The migrant caravan threatening to invade this country includes migrants from El Salvador. Some of them may be MS-13 members. The Pueblo Sin Fronteras caravan of 1,000 migrants is the product of an alliance between international leftists and migrant invaders. Their goal is the invasion, colonization and occupation of America.

And the only ones defending us against them are the members of an outnumbered border patrol, threatened by both drug cartels on the other side of the border and sanctuary states in this country.

That’s why President Trump is mobilizing the troops to do the job that the Democrats won’t do.

“Until we can have a wall and proper security, we’re going to be guarding our border with the military,” President Trump said.

Some of the same politicians who oppose withdrawing our forces from Syria also oppose sending troops to secure the border. But which should be a higher priority?

If an enemy army were invading South Korea, our soldiers would swing into action. But the United States has already been invaded. The invaders have occupied and seized control of state governments, including California, while declaring that their rebel cities will defy Federal immigration law.

They mean to do the same thing to the entire country. Their DREAM is the end of America.

From fighting Indian raids to the banditry of Pancho Villa, the military has always secured the border against invasions out of Mexico. The military was our defense against the "Plan of San Diego" terror waged by Mexican racists who vowed to seize control of Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, California, and Colorado, liberate the “proletariat” and execute all "North American over sixteen years of age.”

And yes, the military can even “build the wall”.

Joint Task Force North's military engineers have already built 62 miles of road, and border fence construction. There’s no reason why its anti-terrorist and drug smuggling prevention mission can’t be expanded to include securing the border with a wall and other impassable physical barriers.
Presidents have taken action against urgent illegal migrant threats before.

"Let me just tell you that Dwight Eisenhower, good president, great president, people liked him. ‘I like Ike,’ right?" Donald Trump said during a primary debate. "Moved 1.5 million illegal immigrants out of this country, moved them just beyond the border. They came back. Moved them again beyond the border, they came back. Didn’t like it. Moved them way south. They never came back."

Operation Wetback was fantastically effective in clearing illegal aliens out of California and Texas.

Under General Joseph Swing, who had done everything from hunting Pancho Villa in Mexico to going up against the Japanese in the Philippines, the INS caught, detained and deported over a million illegals. Wetback had been based on the Operation Cloud Burst plan, which would have used a presidential proclamation to authorize the use of military force if the Army had not been tied down in Korea.

Some commentators have claimed that the Posse Comitatus Act would prevent the use of any military forces other than the National Guard on the border. But securing the border against foreign invaders (as opposed to domestic law enforcement directed against citizens) has always been a military matter.

Furthermore the military is already authorized to operate in areas where drug smuggling occurs.

Stopping illegal migrants does not subject “citizens to the exercise of military power”. If the military does not supplement ICE, but directly secures the border, there would be no Posse Comitatus issue.
But the law also permits the use of military force to “prevent disruption of Federal functions”.

Sanctuary states like California have disrupted the functioning of immigration law and have even passed laws prohibiting citizens from cooperating with Federal authorities. 10 U.S.C. 332, “authorizes use of the militia and Armed Forces to enforce Federal law when unlawful obstructions or rebellion against the authority of the United States renders ordinary enforcement means unworkable.”

The unlawful obstruction of immigration law by sanctuary cities and states has made ordinary enforcement unworkable. The rebellion against the authority of the United States must end.
10 U.S.C. 333 further, “authorizes use of the militia and Armed Forces when domestic violence or conspiracy hinders execution of State or Federal law, and a State cannot or will not protect the constitutional rights of the citizens.” That’s the current state of affairs in California and elsewhere.

Californians are being robbed, raped and murdered by illegal aliens because their government not only refuses to protect their constitutional rights, but criminalizes cooperation with immigration authorities.

Deploying the National Guard would be a helpful start. But hopefully it won’t end there.
Any forces deployed to the border must have the authority to stop anyone illegally crossing the border. Either that or they must be part of a wall construction effort. Obama and Bush had already deployed the National Guard as a show of force. But a show of force by forces unable to do anything is a farce.

America can’t afford any more border security theater when we need actual border security results.

Our cities are being overwhelmed, our borders are unreal lines on a map and the terror is coming home. Every day we are losing more of our country. The San Diego Plan envisioned the invasion and capture of Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, California, and Colorado. Over a century later, it’s becoming a reality.

The military can be used to secure the border as it has been since its existence. All we need is the will.

President Trump is right to call for using the military to guard the border. He’s right to contemplate using the military to build the wall. It’s been done before and it can be done again. The residents of terrorized border towns, the angel dads and moms of Americans murdered by illegal aliens, the sheriffs and other law enforcement officers, and the struggling ICE agents are waiting for military backup.

Our soldiers have been deployed to defend many countries. Now it’s time for them to defend our own.

Daniel Greenfield is a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. This article previously appeared here at the Center's Front Page Magazine.

Click here to subscribe to my articles. And click here to support my work with a donation.

Thank you for reading.


  1. The murders and assaults of Americans by illegals, obviously affected candidate Trump and he made illegal immigration part of his speeches from the beginning of his presidential campaign.

    Trump has been even more passionate about the devastation that drugs and cartels have on this country and our people.

    Over 64 thousand Americans have died just in the last year from illegal drugs, fentenyl, cocaine, heroin, meth and other drugs hauled into our country by cartels. Just this week, there was a rash of deaths from synthetic marijuana.

    Just before signing the Omnibus Bill, President Trump sent a formal State of Emergency declaration to Congress citing the drugs and open border. This declared State of Emergency will give the President the ability to direct funds to increase Border security and build the wall.

    The Border Wall and increased enforcement are an extremely critical need.

    It is such a relief to have a President who actually feels an obligation to protect this country. Who has a mature, humane fatherly concern for our people. Who cares about law and order. Who has common and business sense. Thanks be to G-D.

  2. .... As is every other aspect and/or component part of the assault upon our nation, the Pueblo Sin Fronteras caravan of 1,000 migrants: whose goal is the invasion, colonization and occupation of America; is the product of an alliance among international leftists, criminal-alien invaders ....

    and of their incitors, encouragors and facilitators: America's increasingly-more-criminally-arrogant fascist Left.

  3. .... Our Soldiers have been deployed to defend many countries. Now it’s time for them to defend our own ....

    Thank you, Daniel Greenfield

  4. AMEN, Daniel! And AGAIN, I say AMEN!!!\


  5. Anonymous6/4/18

    Thanks for another informative web site. Where else may just I get that type of info written in such a perfect approach?
    I've a mission that I am just now working on, and I have been at
    the look out for such information.

  6. Illegal alien numbers - Youve been lied to for decades!

    Fox News and other sources repeat the same old media/politicial lie of only 11-12 illegal aliens in the USA!!

    Whenever these politicians and the media regurgitate these lies you will know them for their cover up!!

    A DECADE AGO - Univision boasted 50 million
    2010 - Retired INS M. Cutler writes of 40-50 million would receive amnesty if ever it is granted...
    Debbie Schlussel writes of 40 million..
    CAPS Study 2007 reports of up to 38 million..

  7. I'm kind of hoping the President will incorporate the Border Patrol and Coast Guard into the Department of Defense and make our border wall/s into full military installations. Put the BP and CG flags in his office along with Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines. The CG flag may already be there.

    There is some connection between the US Army and the BP already, if this is any indication: Ronald Vitiello bio - https://www.ausa.org/people/ronald-d-vitiello

    It would be great to have BP receive the same training as Army and some have Ranger or other special ops training. They may already train with military.

    If this happened, the Border Wall would no longer be a matter of political debate and partisanship.

    Thanks for your tireless effort and wonderful writing.

  8. Anonymous7/4/18

    The reason why there were nearly 20,000 soldiers patrolling the southern border in 1919 was because the Border Patrol did not exist at the time. Furthermore, we have the technology to make it much easier to catch illegals than ever before. All we need to secure the southern border is to let the Border Patrol do its job and for ICE to actually go after illegal immigrants and the people who knowingly employ them.
    Unfortunately, the latter will never happen, because those people give campaign contributions.

  9. Anonymous7/4/18

    Thank you for writing this article--and imparting this information.

    It is obvious to any American with at least a fifth grade reading ability that the Uniparty (Democrats and Republicans both) wants unrestricted legal and illegal immigration; Democrats for the votes and Republicans for the cheap labor & depressed wages that illegals engender. Oh, and many Democrats--being of the Left--have actual hatred for America and it shows in every decision, vote and sound byte they make.

    I recently reviewed some video footage of the 2011 tsunami's black waters eating up the coastline of Japan. I thought to myself that it seemed a fitting analogy to that of the hordes of illegals crossing our borders: utterly destructive, with long-lasting consequences and unstoppable.

    Except, perhaps, until now! In the Time of Trump.

  10. Anonymous7/4/18

    Troops are not needed - truck loads of VS-50s would stop all this nonsense in an instant. There are small anti personnel mines. Game over.

  11. Anonymous8/4/18

    My great-uncle was promoted to Captain in the NY National Guard in 1916 and seconded to Pershing for the Mexican Punitive Expedition. (This posting led directly to a staff job on the Command Staff of the Rainbow Division which kept him in Paris for 1917-18).

    If it was legal and constitutional for Progressive god Woodrow Wilson, it is certainly so now.

  12. Infidel8/4/18

    Reading the comments, reminded me that while the official statistics for the number of illegal immigrants in California is generally quoted as around 3 million, my impression from eyeballing it on the streets for many years is that that is a significant underestimate.

  13. Well, Clarice says President Trump is looking into using military facility to detain captured illegals:

    "The attorney general explained the new policy – border-jumpers are going to be held and criminally prosecuted.

    As part of the order, Trump is requesting "a detailed list of all existing facilities, including military facilities, that could be used, modified, or repurposed to detain aliens for violations of immigration law at or near the borders of the United States."

    Article also has news about FISA and Clinton Foundation crimes.


  14. Build the wall between from Texas to the California Arizona border and then up the border between Arizona and California. Erect billboards all over Mexico directing illegals to the easiest path to California. California wants them. Then round up as many illegals on a nonstop basis and deposit them in California. If they escape 10x send them back 10x. There's no Federal deportation issue for the left to fight that way. We're simply giving them what they want.

  15. Anonymous8/4/18

    Warning..good soldiers will get bored quickly in a mission like this. It is not a long term solution.

  16. The mission of the military is to fight war. To kill and destroy, not to track down civilian border-crossers, not to check identity papers.

    If the Border Patrol is too small for the job then enlarge it and give it the other resources it needs.

  17. Typical politicians 😞


Post a Comment

You May Also Like