Right now: The US is sending 1,500 troops to the border
US President Joe Biden is now giving the order to activate a full 1,500 troops on the country’s southern border.
The reason is that the White House fears that the situation could deteriorate quickly now on the border with Mexico.
Fears about the wave of immigrants increased
Covid-19 restrictions have enabled the United States to turn away tens of thousands of migrants from crossing the southern border.
– But the restrictions expire on May 11 and border authorities fear an increase in the number of migrants, reports the Associated Press.
In order to resist the wave of immigrants, Joe Biden is now resorting to force in the form of soldiers.
– White House spokeswoman Karen Jean-Pierre said the troops will not perform the duties of an ordinary soldier or interact with immigrants.
Instead, the Army must handle data tasks, support building inventory, and other administrative tasks.
within 90 days
The aim is to allow uniformed border control personnel to free up resources and work in the field.
— Soldiers will carry out their support mission for 90 days, said Air Force Brigadier General Pat Ryder at Defense Headquarters at the Pentagon.
– so that the border authority can handle the case without support.
Joe Biden announced that he is running in the 2024 US elections with the aim of being re-elected as president.
– the message [om att sända 1 500 soldater] It indicates that the Biden administration is taking seriously the task of countering the number of illegal border crossings, the Associated Press reports.
The never-ending – and often illegal – wave from Mexico to the United States will likely present Joe Biden’s biggest political challenge ahead of the 2024 presidential election.
Many middle-class voters in the United States are negative about the large influx of immigrants and the growing shadow society with associated poverty and crime prevalent in the United States.
Donald Trump time
Under Donald Trump, the percentage of immigrants granted permanent residence has fallen, while Biden has been criticized for not doing enough to stop immigration.
At the same time, the US Chamber of Commerce highlighted that American businesses depended on cheap labor coming from Mexico.
Photo: The White House
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