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Do you agree with President Trump’s decision to send the military to defend the Mexican border against asylum seekers?

In recent weeks, a large caravan of men, women, and children from multiple Central American nations has been moving north through Mexico towards the United States. These migrants are fleeing their homeland in order to escape violence and find better opportunities in a new place. In response to this large influx of people inching towards the U.S. border, President Trump has ordered over 5,000 troops to assist Border Patrol agents.

 

The commander-in-chief justified his action by claiming the caravan poses a national security threat. Trump and his supporters argue that as a sovereign nation, we have an obligation to do everything in our power to protect our borders and prevent people from entering our country illegally. They also argue that allowing undocumented people in is unfair to those who have waited years to gain entrance legally. However, some argue that Trump sending troops to the border is an overreaction. They claim that the men, women, and children who are fleeing their country pose no threat to us. Rather than using force to stop this caravan, this side would generally prefer that we welcome the migrants to our country for humanitarian reasons. Additionally, they argue that sending the military is a waste of taxpayer dollars, believing that the Border Patrol can handle the situation. What do you think? Do you agree with President Trump’s decision to send the military to defend the Mexican border against asylum seekers?

Current Standings:
Yes: 44%
No: 56%
  • Julia from California

    I believe Mr. Trump is justified in sending Troops to the Mexican-American Border. At the end of the day, countries have borders for a reason. Our country cannot have drugs and crime flowing through this border. It is true (certainly) that there are good people on both sides who may want to cross, but as the president, and as any good president would, Mr. Trump must put the needs of the US first. The president must have a good moral compass, but his true North must be what would best benefit the US. There is a reason so many want to leave Mexico, which is not currently in the best state, and we cannot, as a country, bring that to the US. Logistically, not every bad person can be weeded out of the good. Furthermore, especially with the mom of two impaled upon crossing recently, hopefully having a military force will prevent more injuries, as fewer will be likely to make this dangerous crossing. The national guard members are not going to be running and shooting babies (although it seems odd that I must clarify this). They are there to keep peace, and keep people safe. I am sure sending the national guard will aid both sides, not harm them.
    I feel for the caravan, I truly do. My family is made up of immigrants, and I have heard from my mothers, grandmothers, grandfathers, aunts, uncles, cousins, and family friends about what they had to do to make it to America. I get it, and I feel a lot of pain, especially for the families. But if the immigrants in the caravan could try to get through legally, it will be the best option for both sides, especially if a “rush” could be placed on families and children. We, as American citizens, do not know who is in the caravan. You wouldn’t let a group of unknown people, possibly armed or with drugs, in your house. Would you do it in your country?

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    • Nathanael from Kentucky

      Our country is already struggling to pay for healthcare, food stamps and social security benefits for the American people. Adding more people, will make all of us more likely to have health issues put undo stress on existing government assistance program , create more social and economic problems and raise taxes more for the working class people.

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      Our country is already struggling to pay for healthcare, food stamps and social security benefits for the American people. Adding more people, will ma…

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    • Julia from California

      Thank you so much Ash and Talen fir leaving such respectful comments! I see both of your opinions
      Ash; I understand the feeling of hopelessness, and I completely agree that a quick vetting process with a “rush” on families is a great idea! However, letting people though on the basis of “some of them want a better life and have suffered” doesn’t work. Those people should be let through! But vetting must happen to single them out, not just letting a mob rush in. Fix the system, but nothing will get fixed without order, which the military will restore. Furthermore, if the military wasn’t there, it would be very dangerous for those attempting to rush the border; having the military will hep more people by preventing panic. With panic comes injuries, and death.

      Talen; It really isn’t that aggressive. I really do want the people who deserve through to come through. However, I don’t want a mob with criminals rushing in. As you are saying, these criminals are ruining it for the good people. And with the military there preventing illegal crossing, and a strong vetting system in place, we can welcome the good people with open arms, and not let the criminals ruin it!
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      The caravan has passed through countries where ISIS members have been arrested. They have stooped lower than hiding among innocents

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      Thank you so much Ash and Talen fir leaving such respectful comments! I see both of your opinions
      Ash; I understand the feeling of hopelessness, and …

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    • eryn from California

      I would have to disagree because I feel that you have forgotten to take into consideration why the few people are bringing in these apparent drugs. It is the Americans who demand the supply so maybe the US should focus more on fixing the problem inside their own country rather than people outside of the country. In addition the immigrants are not coming to America to bring crime, they are coming to flee. Also the benefit the US because they take and are willing to work the jobs that US citizens do not want. The immigrants are willing to do the laborious work that Americans consider too hard because they believe that anything is better than what their previous life was.

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      I would have to disagree because I feel that you have forgotten to take into consideration why the few people are bringing in these apparent drugs. It…

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    • Alexis from California

      Julia, I think you are making an assumption about only criminals trying to immigrate and bring crime and drugs over to the U.S, many people are fleeing due to persecution due to their social group, religion, or other beliefs. Many people are actually trying to flee violence in South or Central America. I think that immigrants would add to the workforce and do the jobs and would do the unfilled jobs that most Americans don’t want to do.

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      Julia, I think you are making an assumption about only criminals trying to immigrate and bring crime and drugs over to the U.S, many people are fleein…

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    • Ash from New Hampshire

      The problem with this is that the legal route provided is deeply inadequate. Many asylum seekers feel they have no choice due to the years-long waitlist, one they simply cannot wait for when it comes to exiting a destabilized nation, especially with their children involved. The U.S. government must provide a clear and speedy path to citizenship if we want to decrease illegal attempts.
      For now, the only humane option is to grant asylum to those who essentially have nothing to return to. We are a country of immigrants and we should embrace those who have suffered and want to build a life for themselves and their families.

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      The problem with this is that the legal route provided is deeply inadequate. Many asylum seekers feel they have no choice due to the years-long waitli…

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    • Talen from Missouri

      I do agree with you to an extent but sending a military power to our southern boarder to an extent could be a little too excessive. Not all coming from southern boarder are not bad. Imagine always having the dream of getting away from an environment that is infested with criminals but you never had the means to do it, and when you finally could the criminals migrate with you the that “freedom”. That is an example of all of the bad outshining the good.

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      I do agree with you to an extent but sending a military power to our southern boarder to an extent could be a little too excessive. Not all coming fro…

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    • Julia from California

      I am trying to address both comments in here! Furthermore, please attempt to leave thinly veiled insults out of civil discourse! (and just to clarify no, I am not spreading propaganda)
      1. Yes! We should place a rush on families, which you may notice I stated in my original comment. Let people through legally, as I doubt families are very high on the “danger priority list” and as such, would need to be vetted less thoroughly. I understand this; my mom would be rotting in a prison or shot at age seven if her family hadn’t managed to gain political asylum LEGALLY. I want those future teachers and CEO’s in the US, just no criminals. The way to tell the difference is through a “rushed” legal immigration. And no, you’re flat out wrong about America not being a great country because
      a). So many people leave their “better” countries to come here. Likely?
      b). The US takes a leading role in multiple international human rights issues
      c). & grants its citizens freedoms among them the right for you to state your opinion without being jailed
      d). & is the world’s most dominant economic and military power
      e). And if you really think the US isn’t that great, then (not an insult) maybe consider leaving, as you shouldn’t be living in a country you dislike.

      2. I don’t really know what this debate has to do with the American school system or president Trump’s comments on that and as such, not wanting to go off tangent, will save that for a different debate.

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      1. If anyone writing these would please read my full comment, I would sincerely appreciate it! I say that the majority are good people, but there could be bad people lurking in the shadows. Again, there are many good people in the caravan who need to be placed on a rushed vetting procedure into the US. However, we shouldn’t be letting an unvetted mob POSSIBLY containing dangerous and/or bad people in. We shouldn’t let bad people in, although I really shouldn’t have to clarify this, especially when all that needs to happen is a vetting process through a legal immigration system (I feel like we have one…).
      2). To quote another website,”[Mexico] is the main foreign supplier of cannabis and an important entry point of South American cocaine and Asian methamphetamines to the United States. It is believed that almost half the cartels’ revenues come from cannabis. Cocaine, heroin, and increasingly methamphetamine are also traded.” Last I checked, bad things in the world can happen that are not murder.
      3. It is not unjust to enforce your countries borders. It is not unjust to not immediately let a mob through. My heart goes out to all those people, but logistically we can’t immediately let them all in. We can send aid and hurry the vetting, but we can’t open the border and yell “anyone who wants can jump on in”!
      4. Of course others matter! That is why I am a strong supporter of legal immigration. And legal asylum, as my family came in. And rushes being placed an children and families, which is how my entire mom’s side of the family is alive. However, I do not support giant mobs of people flocking in our country unvetted. Let the good people in, keep the dangerous people out.
      5. When you are reduced to saying first generation American is spreading “propaganda”, that usually means you don’t have a strong argument. Not an attack, just a suggestion to not undermine points with insults.

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      I am trying to address both comments in here! Furthermore, please attempt to leave thinly veiled insults out of civil discourse! (and just to clarify …

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    • Michael from Missouri

      I would have to disagree. Denying access to these immigrants should not be justified by “there are bad people.” The Cato institute in 2017 explains that the chance that an American would be successfully killer by a refugee terrorist was one in 3.6 billion a year. Trump is using this as an excuse to deny access beyond our borders for so many people who have travelled thousands of miles to escape violence. That is unjust.

      I agree that America should be a major concern, but your phrasing is on par with propaganda and simply an excuse to deny foreign access. Do others not matter?

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      I would have to disagree. Denying access to these immigrants should not be justified by “there are bad people.” The Cato institute in 2017 explain…

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    • Gregory from North Carolina

      I agree with you when you say not all the people who want to come to america are in god shape, but you also have to think about what your actually saying. you are pushing young kids away from a grater education these kids could end up being our future teachers and one day we may have to work under them. I just think its crazy that our “great” president trump has been on one issue the whole time hes been in our meanwhile our schools are still lagging behind other places such as china and japan. we are such a great country but if you think about it we really aren’t.

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      I agree with you when you say not all the people who want to come to america are in god shape, but you also have to think about what your actually say…

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    • Julia from California

      Furthermore, cameras focus on families in the caravan. We only see families on cameras. When running to the border, women and children were at the front. A majority of the caravan is male, so there is 100% certainty that there are some bad people in that caravan. How many bad people are hiding in that caravan, trying to get in? Borders and legal immigration exist for a reason; keeping bad people out, not stifling the growth of a bud. It’s blocking the plant killer and letting in sun and fertilizer!

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      Furthermore, cameras focus on families in the caravan. We only see families on cameras. When running to the border, women and children were at the fro…

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    • Julia from California

      There is a reason we have legal immigration. My entire family came here because they had something to offer that could help our country prosper. However, “criminals” (as you said) will not help us grow. If the world around us is blossoming while we stay behind, why do so many want to come here? America is prospering, we are not stewing in ignorance. If you had read my full comment, you will have noticed I am a supporter of legal immigration. I support bringing those who deserve or need to be here(families and children)or those who have something to offer into this country. I just don’t support bringing bad people in. Furthermore, I am worried, not just about possible security threats in the caravan, but also the safety of those attempting to cross. A Mexican mother of two was IMPALED while trying to illegally cross. Furthermore, I think we can both agree not everyone in that caravan should come into the US. There are people throwing rocks at our officials, endangering the lives of everyone in that caravan. So, let the military keep order as, through legal immigration, those who should, need, and deserve to come through do. The US will welcome all who should, need, and deserve to be here. We will grow because of that, not by letting a mob with dangerous members enter our country in a way that could hurt innocents in the country and caravan. Order must be restored for legal immigration to take place. And yes, our immigration system isn’t perfect and should change. But to get the most good people through, there must be order. The US won’t prosper by letting everyone in and, logistically, that can’t happen. We can’t bring in too many people who simply cannot aid, and will hurt our country economically, socially, and safety wise. Bring in the people who should be here; good people who can come and be safe, or good people who can offer something.
      My grandfather lived away from his family for 20 years, working himself to death, so he could be in this country. What would he say if he knew we were letting a mob of unchecked people in, who basically get a free pass?
      Honestly, would you invite every member of that caravan into your house without knowing if they were dangerous or safe?

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      There is a reason we have legal immigration. My entire family came here because they had something to offer that could help our country prosper. Howev…

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    • Yasmine from Arkansas

      In our constitution we say we are a nation that will help other nations. Is blocking foreigners out helping them? Building a wall around us is keeping them out, but isolating us. What if we divide ourselves off and the countries that surround us flourish while we’re stuck in our own ignorance? Growth is the issue. President Trump wishes for our country to grow by keeping foreign criminals from entering our country. Foreigners plan to come to our country to grow financially and morally. Us United States citizens have privileges that they could only dream of. Will we open an arm and grow together? Or will we hover over like a home built over a flower, blocking it from the essential sunlight?

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      In our constitution we say we are a nation that will help other nations. Is blocking foreigners out helping them? Building a wall around us is keeping…

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  • Tanner from Illinois

    I say yes because I don’t think it is right for the immigrants to come over here illegally and start throwing rocks. I believe that Trump did the right thing to sending the military over there to stop the immigrants.

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    I say yes because I don’t think it is right for the immigrants to come over here illegally and start throwing rocks. I believe that Trump did the righ…

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  • Joel from Illinois

    Donald J Trump is in the right, he should send troops to the border. It is illegal to illegally enter a country. The way the immigrants where acting after they couldn’t get in the country was out of control. He is just protecting are country. He is doing his job that he got voted to do so. If the miliray will stop this then he needs to do it.

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    Donald J Trump is in the right, he should send troops to the border. It is illegal to illegally enter a country. The way the immigrants where acting…

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  • Cade from Illinois

    I beleive that it was the right choice. It is illegal to enter our country the way they were trying to and the United States took action. There is a correct way to get to America that is completely legal, and yes I understand that it may take a while for people to get to the states, but that is just tough luck. People need to learn to roll with the punches, and if they are too stuborn to do so and they act out in illegal ways, we are going to act on them just like anyone else.

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    I beleive that it was the right choice. It is illegal to enter our country the way they were trying to and the United States took action. There is a…

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  • trey from Illinois

    I feel it was very necessary to send the troops, there were thousands of immigrants who were going to the boarder. who better to send to protect the states then the people who already do. if we didn’t send the military, the the border police and other police officers would have to go and be there for hours, when they should be on the roads catching people doing bad things and doing cop things, not protecting the border. that’s just my opinion

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    I feel it was very necessary to send the troops, there were thousands of immigrants who were going to the boarder. who better to send to protect the s…

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  • April from Kansas

    Yes and no because I think we need to have control over who comes in and make sure their legal but also we don’t need a bunch of troops at the border

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  • Eric from Virginia

    Although the United States was formed from immigrants and unjust brutal methods to attain land, the United States is currently functioning as is. To allow immigrants to enter the United States would give the entire world the idea to immigrate to the United States. This would suffocate the United States economy with individuals seeking more federal aid, limiting resources to everyone, and minimizing space for the refugees altogether. It is of good nature to give help to those in need, but there is only so much a country can do. The United States has the responsibility to care for their own people before anything else. Therefore, I agree with President Trump’s decision to send the military to defend the Mexican border against asylum seekers.

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    Although the United States was formed from immigrants and unjust brutal methods to attain land, the United States is currently functioning as is. To a…

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    • Cade from Illinois

      I agree, even though our country was formed on immagrants, does not mean we should do that now. We would become a conjested country and way too overpopulated. People need to stop living in the past and let our country operate as is.

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      I agree, even though our country was formed on immagrants, does not mean we should do that now. We would become a conjested country and way too overp…

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  • Faith from Arkansas

    While people are searching for asylum, they must do it legally. In sending troops to the border, President Trump shows that he abides by the law. Through this we show that we will stick to what we set as the law even if it may seem harsh at first, but when they go through the legal channels they will become contributing members of the country, giving them safer and better lives. Those seeking asylum should be held at the border, until legally given asylum, in this they should also be protected along with the border by the military.

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    While people are searching for asylum, they must do it legally. In sending troops to the border, President Trump shows that he abides by the law. Thro…

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  • Sierrah from Texas

    The united states is crowded as is. Inviting Immigrants not only brings in more people to keep populating the country, but it also will start to bring its violence. I know that some Immigrants will still get over, and a few hundred isn’t so bad out of the over 3000 trying to escape from Mexico. The extra muscle on the border could help keep those numbers down.

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    The united states is crowded as is. Inviting Immigrants not only brings in more people to keep populating the country, but it also will start to bring…

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  • Stephanie from Florida

    No President before Donald Trump has truly dealt with the real problem of illegal immigration from Mexico, which causes a strain on the American economy. The military need to get involved to provide administrative support, medical assistance, and fencing aid, not brute force, which is against Federal law. However, those 8,000 people in the caravan must be stopped from crossing over. My Mom is a school-teacher in Florida and has seen first-hand the unfair advantages illegal immigrants and their children get over natural citizens because our current laws allow them to bypass the rules to get all the aid that normal citizens get.

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    No President before Donald Trump has truly dealt with the real problem of illegal immigration from Mexico, which causes a strain on the American econo…

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  • McKenzey from South Dakota

    President Trump is correct in the immigrants taking our jobs. I believe we need to stop them and not let them cross the border. I think sending the troops is good so we can put a stop to the caravan and not let the immigrants pass. Some of our own Americans can’t even get jobs in their own country because immigrants take them from us. We have to put our country first. Maybe Mexico should help their own citizens. I also believe though that the troops we send should not hurt the immigrants and just calm the caravan and the Mexicans down. They are also people and do not deserve to be hurt, just put in their place.

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    President Trump is correct in the immigrants taking our jobs. I believe we need to stop them and not let them cross the border. I think sending the tr…

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  • Trinity from South Carolina

    I believe that it is a necessary thing to enforce borders for people trying to enter illegally into the United States. The people may not be a threat to security, but they still are illegal coming into the United States. I understand that there may be reasons they are leaving their own present country, but so are so many others who are illegally coming into the United States, and we as a nation cannot take everyone in.

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  • George from Virginia

    However, the military should only be used for helpful reasons. Not for shooting them down at the border or sending families with good intentions back to their home countries or splitting families. Instead, soldiers can look through their documents and help them legally cross the border. This will create better conditions especially with the migrant caravan.

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  • Emily from Pennsylvania

    I agree with President Trump’s decision in sending troops to the boarder as this caravan approaches. Taking on his position as President, Trump is obligated to do everything he can to protect the American people and uphold the laws of the land. Illegal immigration is exactly what it says, illegal. Allowing an influx of non-citezens to enter our country is going against what our Constitution states. By sending troops to the boarder, Trump is making a choice as the President of the U.S to follow the laws in consideration of the people. Though the motives of the immigrants indicate that they are not dangerous, the countries they come from definitely are. We do not know what type of crime they could possibly be bringing with them because of their experiences in these corrupt areas. Overall, President Trump has to defend the people in any way he can so if sending troops to the boarder will accomplish this, then his action is justified.

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  • Makenzee from Louisiana

    President Trump is doing the right thing by not allowing these immigrant to enter our country. In past decades studies have proven that in sanctuary cities crime rates are higher due to these immigrants coming into our country. President Trump is only protecting what he is building up. And that is America. President Trump cannot bring America to success when immigrants are constantly being added to welfare and depending on the U.S. citizens tac dollars to pay for their way in life. So no I do not believe that President Trump is doing anything wrong by sending armed forces to the border. Especially when groups out of the caravan have proven to be violent by protesting and throwing rocks and bricks. These people should not enter our country only to depend on others and raise crime rates.

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    President Trump is doing the right thing by not allowing these immigrant to enter our country. In past decades studies have proven that in sanctuary c…

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    • Audrey from Illinois

      I personally agree but disagree with your response, I think he could have done it in a different way. Bringing our troops into something that doesn’t have anything to do with them was a little excessive they never did anything wrong. Now I know that they’re supposed to protect our country but there are bigger things they could be protecting us from. I agree they shouldn’t be coming into our country if they’re trying to harm us or disrupt us but if their story is simply they are trying to find a safe place to live there are reasons they should be capable of finding somewhere to go not say North America in general but somewhere.

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      I personally agree but disagree with your response, I think he could have done it in a different way. Bringing our troops into something that doesn’t…

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  • Jackson from Kentucky

    I agree with president Trump’s decision to send the military to the Mexican border. First of all president Trump is the commander in chief of the United States giving him the rights to use his military how he wishes. Second off illegal immigration is flat out illegal and there are about 10.7 million illegal immigrants in the US in 2016 which makes up 3.3% of the population. You will always see stories on the news about how illegal immigrants are committing crimes. Now am I saying that all illegal immigrants are bad people, of course not there are lots that are good people just trying to provide for their family; but a bigger percent of them will commit crimes in the future than the general public of the US. Sending the military to the border will keep future disasters and murders from never happening and will help the general population with employment rates. It is president Trump’s responsibility to protect our citizens; this might slightly hurt his approval ratings for now but in the future they will go up when this works out. The number of illegal immigrants have been slightly declining in recent years and it is President Trump’s job to keep it declining.

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  • harvey from Pennsylvania

    i think that president Trump sending troops to the us border is absolutely right and necessary to secure our borders. i feel as though that it is necessary because there is not enough border patrol agents to fully secure our border. its kinda like this: if there is a bank robbery and it gets serous, they call in the swat team and they handle the situation before it becomes serous. the military being there is only to make sure that no illegal immigrants come in and to protect the border patrol agents from harm. the military has meany more supply’s than the border patrol do i think that Trump should have sent troops there sooner.

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    i think that president Trump sending troops to the us border is absolutely right and necessary to secure our borders. i feel as though that it is nece…

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  • Molly from Pennsylvania

    Those who enter the US illegally take up room for those who actually put in the time and effort to enter legal. To protect those who are trying legally to enter and regular US citizens the border must be protected by any means necessary. There is a reason that there is a system that one must go through to enter the states, and that reason is protection. There is no way to tell if those trying to enter illegally are unarmed and have no attentions to cause harm to those in the US.

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    Those who enter the US illegally take up room for those who actually put in the time and effort to enter legal. To protect those who are trying legall…

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  • Maria from Pennsylvania

    I agree with President Trump’s decision to send troops to our border. I don’t think that this is an overreaction, but that he is simply being precautionary. I would rather extra measures be taken to keep everyone here safe rather than something happen without the precautions being present.

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  • Cassidy from Pennsylvania

    I agree with President Trump’s decision to send the US troops to the border. It is clearly an action that he is taking to ensure our safety. No one knows for sure if the people heading to the border are armed or dangerous in any way. They very well could be, and for that reason it is smart to have troops ready to act. Even if they are unarmed, crossing the border illegally is still a crime. I believe Trump’s sole motivation is to protect the United States from possible harm or drug smuggling.

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    I agree with President Trump’s decision to send the US troops to the border. It is clearly an action that he is taking to ensure our safety. No one k…

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  • Sims from Kentucky

    we cant let everyone in

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  • Angel from Illinois

    Trumps decision on sending troops to the border to defend it against Asylum Seekers was a good decision. In my opinion considering the border is being regulated and watched by the us then we should be the ones to make sure its fine to prevent further immigrants from entering illegally.

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    Trumps decision on sending troops to the border to defend it against Asylum Seekers was a good decision. In my opinion considering the border is being…

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  • Xavier from Delaware

    President Trump is right to send the military. While these people may have the best intentions they are trying to steamroll our borders and come in by force which is nothing short of invasion. In addition America does not have unlimited resources there are reasons why the immigration process takes a while and even then we have to make sure these people coming in don’t mean us harm. It sucks to wait so long but America still has a generous immigration policy when compared to the rest of the world and to the humanitarian argument if we can’t help ourselves and keep ourselves afloat then we can’t help anyone.

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    President Trump is right to send the military. While these people may have the best intentions they are trying to steamroll our borders and come in by…

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  • David Campbell from Pennsylvania

    Yes, I think President Trumps decision to send the military to defend the Mexican border against asylum seekers was an act that will prevent disaster in the future. If President Trump would not take action and send support from the military our border would be much more vulnerable to many asylum seekers rushing their way through. The presence of the military will be sure to discourage any attempts at rushing our border. President Trump is making America look bold and confident by confronting and preventing a problem before it occurs. If we did not have a force in the path of the asylum seekers attempts at breaking into this country would be much easier.If our border was compromised by illegals it would make America look weak. President Trump sending the military to the Mexican border is a very responsible action that ensures safety for the American’s who are employed at the border and those who live near the border.

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    • Daniyar from North Carolina

      Something that is consistent with conservative responses to asylum issue is that they never mention the real life consequences of the country being ‘overrun by illegals.’ However, it is easy to see that this omission is one made purposefully a lot of the time, as conservatives know that the motivation of racial purity is not one that stands up to scrutiny. Therefore, they will refer to buzz phrases such as ‘Makes America look weak.’ This is not really worth discussion. The fact of the matter is that the United States’ actions are a clear violation of the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees and subsequently the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. If put on trial, President Trump and all others involved in the orchestration of America’s actions would be prosecuted with a crime against humanity, and would be punished accordingly.

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  • Jaden from Pennsylvania

    Illegal immigration is a crime. President Trump is obligated to do whatever in his power to protect the laws that stand for America. It is true that some immigrants do have something to offer for America and do in fact gain better lives upon immigration, but the odds of gaining people like that is not 100%. Illegal immigrants that have been good citizens and have paid their taxes should be punished whether it is by fine or probation, though they should also be allowed to stay. That is a solution for the current illegal immigrants, but opening America’s borders will not help the issue. Illegally immigrating is a crime, and if military force is what it takes to stop it, then it should be used.

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  • larry from Pennsylvania

    trump should do more and send m ore troops to take control

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  • Madeline from Pennsylvania

    I agree with President Trump’s decision to use the military to defend the border against the caravan because it has been proven false that most of the people in the caravan ARE NOT women and children, and are in fact single men. It was reported by the NYT on April 4, 2018 that there were only 1,000 people and most were women and children. It is currently reported, as of November 26, 2018 that there are 10,000 people and most are single men. My problem relies on the fact that convicted criminals are hiding in the caravan. According to the Washington Examiner, more than 600 convicted criminals are STILL currently residing and hiding in that caravan, even after Mexico has arrested 100, their crimes including “assault, battery, drug crimes, burglary, rape, child abuse, and more.” The problem is that the U.S. cannot confirm the identities and the backgrounds of any of the immigrants. Hypothetically, lets say that there were 700 (before Mexico arrested the 100) confirmed criminals in the caravan, and lets throw in 100 more ‘unconfirmed’, so 800. That makes up almost a 1/10 of the caravan as criminals who have been convicted/arrested for assault, child abuse, drug crimes, rape, etc. It’s not who they are, it’s how they are trying to get in to the U.S. If the women and children, and the men who aren’t criminals maybe peacefully approached the border, instead of climbing the fence and throwing rocks, perhaps I’d be more inclined to agree. But you have to think about the safety of the current citizens in the U.S. I think we should be more worried about the homelessness epidemic in America or the drug problems, perhaps the 1 in 6 people in America who face hunger each day? I leave you with a quote from Fred Van Amburgh: “All the advice in the world will never help you until you help yourself”. Why do we live in 2018 and there Veterans homeless, children starving? We need to help ourself first before we can help anyone else…

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  • Joshua from Pennsylvania

    Yes, I strongly support President Trump’s decision on sending armed forces to defend the Mexican border against asylum seekers because, I believe that the migrant caravan is a foreign invasion and a threat to our national security. According to President Trump, he doesn’t mind if immigrants enter the country as long as they enter legally; and I wholeheartedly support this statement. How I believe that the migrant caravan is a foreign invasion and also a threat to national security is that, the definition of a foreign invasion is a mass number of illegal immigrants storming our country without proper documentation and proper background checks, because you never know who is going to enter this country. Some may enter the country in dire need of a new living situation and I get that, but some are coming into this country that are intending on threatening our people, which is a major national security issue. Therefore, to filter the type of people entering our country, we have to run proper background checks, verify the viable documentation of legality, and bodily searches for various types of contraband such as illegal drugs and narcotics, weapons such as guns, knives, and explosives.

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  • Lance from Pennsylvania

    Yes, I think that President Trump made the right decision in sending the military to defend the Mexican border against asylum seekers. The military’s job is to protect and defend our country. So having them there as extra defense against illegal immigrants, I feel is a good idea. If you want to enter our country, that’s fine, but there are legal ways of doing and that’s how everyone should have to do it. Illegal immigration is an ongoing problem and should be taken seriously.

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  • Hannah from Kansas

    No matter why they are trying to come into America, they should not be allowed in illegally. It is not a racist thing, like most people think. It’s just the fact that if people come in illegally and get jobs and start working here, they aren’t documented and people that are legal citizens that are looking for jobs, now have lesser chances of finding an open position. I understand that some people come to America because their own country is not safe, but they can work to become a citizen. I agree with President Trump’s decision to send over troops to control the border. If ICE and other border patrols can’t handle it by themselves, then President Trump is making the correct decision by sending troops over.

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  • Mya from Virginia

    I do agree with president Trump’s opinion. As commander in chief, he can send troops where ever needed, and troops at the border are needed. 5000+ immigrants is a lot, and if they all had papers, then it would be OK, but I’m guessing that none of them have papers. Legal immigration into this country is a process, that people are doing right now to try and come. And I know they seek refuge, but so do the people who are coming legally. I do think that we should try to get them some humanitarian services as well as enlighten them in how to come legally.

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  • Lexi from Virginia

    I believe President Trump is justified in his action. There are borders for a reason and by letting these immigrants in we would only have more problems arise as it would signal for other that that can just waltz through the border as well. it is also unfair for others if we accept them and push others away. At the end of the day we need to protect our own country and people and while I know most of these people are good humans there is that small percent that could lead to misfortune event in the USA. So yes, I believe Trump is doing the right thing by closing the borders.

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  • katie from Virginia

    Yes. I believe that that was the right decision. While I feel for those who are seeking asylum, I think it has to be mention that they are swarming the border of a sovereign nation who has a border for a reason. I have no issue with people seeking refuge in the United States, but I believe that there are better ways to approach the situation than swarming the border. People are upset at how the military responded but they are doing their jobs. When you have people running at a protected border there are going to be consequences. It sucks and I feel for anyone injured, but when you do something like try and illegally enter a country you can’t expect nothing to occur.

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  • De’Jon from California

    He’s trying to protect them so they don’t get their country over ran

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  • Virginia from South Carolina

    I believe President Trump is correct in his decision to protect the border, simply because these people ave been protesting and stating things about hatred towards our president. Why would we let someone who is trashing our presidency into this country?

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  • Ian from Virginia

    While I do not believe that the Migrant caravan could be called a crisis, I do believe the military being deployed to the border was the right decision to make for a couple of reasons. The Military was originally deployed to the Mexican American border to help control the influx of people crossing the border illegally, and to help speed up the deportation process. Now that has changed, and they’ve been given orders to stop anyone trying to cross the border in case they are trying to cross into the country illegally, while also continuing to help with the deportation of people who cross the border illegally. I believe that the caravan is much too big for the border patrol to handle themselves, and that sending military personnel to help them was the right call.

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  • Madison from Virginia

    I believe that President Trump is able to send troops to the Mexican boarder to protect against Asylum seekers. There is many reasons why we should have the military down at the boarder, one reason is protection for our country. There is many drug dealers that come here, they sells drugs throughout the united states. We need that military to become almost a protection wall. It is a way for the country to be protected by the military. The next way is that the military can make sure that the people coming in to the country are suppose to be entering. One of my family members came from a different country. Their family came over on a work visa and had the proper documentation to prove they could be there. Immigrants should have correct documentation to show that they can be in the country. If they have this, they will be welcomed into the country. We have many freedoms that not every place has and as a country we are lucky to have these freedoms. It is important to show how we as a country are strict on who we let into the country. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services says that they will allow an asylum to live in the united states if they were running from race, religion, nationality, political opinion and Membership in a particular social group. You have to be eligible to be an Asylum, for protection in the United States. Of course, it is difficult to know that people are trying to run away from crime and violence but we can not take everyone into the country that are trying to run away from problems such as those. This is why I believe Trump has the power to send military forces down to the Mexican- American Boarder.

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  • Keita from Virginia

    I believe this act of sending the military to the Mexican border is a clear statement that the President is taking steps to ensure the safety of the border patrol. Especially with recent events with rock thrown for the purpose of entering the U.S illegally. Stated clearly in 8 U.S.C. Section 1325, punishment will be enforced on those individuals that enter the country illegally. I do believe that the use of military personnel will neutralize the situation and create a more safe environment. “Zero Tolerance” is in full affect.

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  • Robert from Virginia

    I 100% agree with Donald Trump’s order to send 5,000 military troops to the border to help patrol it. Even though 5,000 people sounds like a lot, the Mexican border, while it does not have a specific measurement, is about 1,900-2,000 miles long. This means that these troops will be divided into about 2-3 troops per mile which is not a lot at all. Also, these troops have pledged to serve their country and what better than to make sure that potential threat does not come in.
    Another reason that I agree with this is that if we do nothing about this then more illegals will start to come over. However, if they see that people are being teargassed and that the border is regulated then they are going to have a smaller chance of trying to cross. On the flip side if we think that they are just going to find another way or still try and cross then everyone who wants to come to the US will come because it is so easy.
    In conclusion, I think that bringing the troops to the border will help to control the border now and decrease the likelihood of more illegals trying to cross the border. Even though all these people might be fine and normal we should not take any chances. And if we just let these people in then what is the point of a border or the people that actually come into this country legally?

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  • Colt from Pennsylvania

    President Trump is doing the correct thing by sending troops to the border. He is protecting our country by doing this. He does not wish to see drugs, crime, and people who do not wish to come to the U.S. for the rights reasons. He wants what’s best for the United States citizen, he wants to protect those who can’t be protected. No immigrant seeking asylum in this great country should come here without proof. They are insulting those who came here legally, who did want something better for their family’s. What do they have to hide that they can’t respect our law and come through legally. The President wants what is best for the U.S. ,and people need to realize that these aren’t innocent people seeking asylum, that this is an invasion.

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  • Erik from Arkansas

    In case anybody draws any assumptions upon reading the words “military” or “soldier”, the military’s mission here isn’t to gun anybody down. They are needed to keep peace because our border control wasn’t equipped for this situation to blow up like it has. Large segments of the caravan have been attacking law enforcement officers and storming the border, only to get themselves hurt in the process. The military’s presence will help to mitigate this and also take a stand for our laws. We are a country, not a charity, and while I’d love to see the good people in the caravan in America as soon as possible, I’m not keen on rolling the dice hoping that everyone we let in is a good guy. Members of MS-13, a viscous international gang, have ACTUALLY been found and arrested while travelling with the caravan.

    And for all those who claim that we should let them in because they are seeking asylum:
    We still have to make sure that these people are actual refugees before they can take that route. Many of the caravan members are not facing persecution and are economic refugees coming from countries whose economies have tanked. While it’s great that these hardworking people came to America for opportunity, they aren’t refugees, they are immigrants.

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  • eli from Virginia

    i disagree with trumps choice to send military to the border because they belong somewhere safe after living in a gang occupied country for a majority of their lives. they deserve safer lives for them and their families

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  • Will from Virginia

    While there are many people attempting to cross the border with good intentions, there are also many people intending to cross the border that pose a threat to tranquility in the USA. Letting the dangerous people in the country is a risk that the government should not take. I would like to see a way to stop the crossing without military force, but the local border patrol may not be enough to control the flow of immigrants into our country. According to BBC, over 7,000 immigrants have arrived at the US-Mexican border, seeking refuge from crime and persecution in their home countries. Who knows how many threats could be swimming in that sea? It doesn’t seem like the people attempting to cross are backing down, so something must be done about it. However, force should only be used if absolutely needed.

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  • Kevin from Virginia

    I agree with President Trump’s decision to send military troops to the border. Because, in this case there are about 3,000+ people who traveled to the border, which is a significant amount of people seeking asylum and the border patrol can only send so many officers to provide additional support because they still need to patrol the rest of the border.

    I don’t think Trump is sending the military to directly combat the migrants and shoot at them or harm them. He’s sending them to simply assist border patrol in dealing with the large number of people who have just gathered at the border wanting to enter. They will help keep the peace, keep rowdy individuals calm and just provide additional support to border patrol. We don’t know who these people are, but we can generally estimate where they came from.

    Think of it like this: someone you don’t know approaches you and starts talking to you, they make you concerned because you don’t know them and if they have other intentions. Surely you can handle the situation on your own (hopefully) but it would make you feel a lot better if you had more assistance, or additional support just as a precaution. That’s basically the same mentality at the border.
    The news of Trump sending the military to assist border patrol sent the media into a fury as it appears they were being sent to stop the migrants or to combat them, which I don’t think is the case. Additionally, people were upset when Trump threatened to close the border, but that could be a reasonable response, with that massive group of people you want to maintain control of the situation as border patrol can only process so many people’s claims for asylum at once.

    The thing is, Trump can’t just open the border and allow all 3000+ people to enter at once. There’s a whole process for seeking asylum each person has to go through.
    Many people have the misconception that seeking asylum works simply by showing up to the border, declaring you are seeking asylum, and border patrol has to let you in, just like that. This isn’t the case…

    According to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, a person seeking asylum at the border must have “credible fear” of persecution in their country of origin, and if officers deem that fear legitimate, the individual will be referred to immigration court to proceed with the defensive asylum application process. Which means anyone can be denied asylum if they don’t have “credible fear” and it is perfectly legal with international law to deport those people. However, for those approved, the asylum process can take years (on average 1000 days or more) to complete and people waiting are permitted to stay in the U.S.while their case is pending. However, a pending case may not be the best option as it impedes one’s ability to get a job, education, and medical treatment.
    Just because the military was sent there to assist doesn’t mean it’s a worst case, people are gonna die; be barred from entering; or all be deported, scenario. But that doesn’t mean the caravan is exempt from the same processes everyone else before them had to go through.

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  • Coollette from Pennsylvania

    I agree with Trump. Illegal immigrants are starting become a problem here in America. I feel like if you are someone who really wants to escape the violence and harsh conditions of your country you need to work for it, and do it the right way. I don’t think immigrants should just be leaving and coming here without doing the requirements it takes to get to America. America needs to take action and do what it takes to keep out illegal immigrants. It will better our country. It will prevent America from becoming violent and having lack of jobs. Trump is taking action, and in order to do so he needs help from the troops, for this problem is getting out of hand. If help from the troops is what it takes to protect our country, then yes I agree
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  • Alex from Michigan

    As a sovereign nation, the United States possesses the right to maintain a level of security along their borders. Because immigrants are travelling to the United States, they must inherently understand that we also possess our own distinct laws and procedures for processing and admitting immigrants. If Trump had never utilized the military to ensure border security, then it inevitably implies an apathy towards the basic necessities of defined borders and enforcement of laws for America as a sovereign state.

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  • Shery from Pennsylvania

    I agree because there are people who have to wait a while to come to the US legally and it is a process. If they just come in here Illegally and are unaccounted for then that would lead to disorder, if anything where to happen.

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  • Tessa from Pennsylvania

    I agree with President Trump for sending the troops to the Mexican border because he is trying to protect the country. There a number of risks by allowing them to enter our country. These people, could be dangerous, bring infectious diseases along, or even let in more drugs. It’s not the President of the United States’ to provide protection to non-citizens. It’s too risky to let those immigrants into the country knowing that they could cause serious danger to the people. In addition the threats these people give us, the troops are also sent so the immigrants don’t force themselves in our country. I don’t think it’s a dramatic number of troops to send down because when people are angry, they can be very dangerous and harm a lot of people in the process of trying to enter. Trump is just doing his job, putting the country’s needs first.

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  • Jacob from Pennsylvania

    I agree with President Trump for sending the extra troops to help with border control. There are always illegal immigrants managing to get across the border with the border control that the US has now. Now that there is an even larger wave of illegal immigrants coming, how do they expect the regular border control to keep all of them out. An extra 5,000 troops may be a little much, but it is better to be safe than sorry. I like the fact that President Trump is putting the needs of the US first. If those people really want to come into the US, they should go through the process that others have to become a US citizen.

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  • Caleb from Pennsylvania

    I agree and fully support President Trump sending troops to the boarder to defend our country from illegal immigrants. The boarder patrol is too spread out and there are too many migrants coming up for them to handle alone. They clearly need the support. All of the immigrants have the capability to become U.S. citizens legally. There is a process that many people have gone through and have waited many years to be called a U.S citizen. Even the very first immigrants who came to America went through this process. By trying to force their way into our country they are threatening our sovereign nation. We have the right to defend our country from any threat both foreign and domestic. This is most definitely a foreign threat. They threaten our country by bringing disease, taking jobs from LEGAL American citizens, and if we allow these illegal immigrants in that sets a standard to the rest of the world that we are weak. Do as many other have done. Gain citizenship by the book and legally.

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  • Benjamin from Pennsylvania

    I believe that President Trump’s action is justified. There is nothing saying that the immigrants cannot come into the united states legally. Therefore, if the immigrants wanted to be part of the United States they could come in legally instead of trying to come in illegally. The immigrants at the boarder are a threat to our society. They are a threat because with them coming in illegally they are willing to do whatever it takes to stay in America. Also, with the illegal immigrants not being registered in the system it will be unfair to the citizens that are registered in the system. The people that are registered have to pay taxes, where the illegal immigrants would just be smooching around. With the troops at the border to stop the illegal immigrants from getting in everyone will feel safer with the situation. All in all, President Trump has the best intentions for his country and is trying to protect the lawful citizens.

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  • Jessica from Pennsylvania

    i agree with Trumps decision to send troops to protect the boarder because we have a boarder for a reason, and if there is no one there to protect it then what else is he going to do that everyone would be happy with? Trump is only bettering things as he sees them and he is really the only one who’s thoughts matter, so even if it does raise taxes or is over reacting he is doing it for a reason just like everything else he does and i think that since he is our president and has the most say, we should just let him work it out, whether you agree or not. Because lets face it, no matter what he does, not everyone is going to agree.

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  • Jorge from California

    Although it is heartbreaking seeing women and children seeking asylum, the people of the caravan are delusional if they really believe the United States would admit them; especially under this presidency. However of course, fleeing from the dangerous country they were living in is justified. Sadly, like I said before the chances of all of them being emitted are extremely low and only a few will end up in the United States. Not to mention that every Latin American country above Honduras already has its own problems with their government and low job salaries, making it less probable that these people will end up at an advantage by coming up North. Morally, it’s wrong to deny them permission to enter, but the reality is that immigration into this country should slow down and emitting more people won’t solve any of our own problems. Not to mention that these people are all more or less blue collared workers which is something we’re definitely not short of supply in.

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  • Gerard from Pennsylvania

    It is absolutely justified that troops have been sent to the border. People wait years to get into the country legally. It is not fair to those who have waited for thousands of people to try and force their way into our country illegally. In fact, I believe there should be more military action at the border. Contrary to popular belief, the caravan is not made up of women and children. According to Fox News, young men make up 80% of the caravan. In short, we need to keep our country safe by keeping illegal immigrants out.

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  • Ben from Kentucky

    Yes I agree to send military forces to the border in order to help control the people that want to get into the United states and stop them from getting in here illegally. The only thing I have against it is that they are using tear gas. I understand if it starts turning into something like a riot and using it as crowd control, but they need to do something else because tear gas is supposed to disperse a crowd not calm it down so we need something to calm them down instead of having them disperse.

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  • Ryan from Kentucky

    I think Donald Trump’s response to the caravan is justified and necessary. We must protect our borders from illegal immigrants I believe if these people truly are seeking asylum they can go through the process and make it through legally but until then I agree with sending troops down there due to the outbreaks of violence and people trying to climb and go in illegally.

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  • Jack from Kentucky

    I believe that they should protect our border because they are coming over here and lashing out and attacking our border control. I know they want to be here for a good reason to get out of their country, but they should be able to accept the laws that we have over here and accept that they may not be granted what they want. The immigrants should have to go through the same process that every other immigrant goes through to become a citizen instead of just going over the border and demanding citizenship.

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  • kenneth from Kentucky

    The decision to send military forces to this part of the border was definitely a smart move. With that said the use of teargas and rubber bullets definitely cross the line of how this should have been handles. The soldiers and border patrol should detain those involved in the attacks. Violence doesn’t fix violence and these actions taken by the soldiers will do little to actually solve the problem.

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  • Emily from California

    I live on the border of Mexico in southern California near TJ and Mexicali. My dad is a border patrol agent so I have been keeping up with everything that has been going on literally blocks away from my house in Calexico. President Trump sent troops to the border because these asylum seekers were violently trying to force their way into America. They have been making holes in the fence, they gathered in the hundreds and attempted to rush the gates where cars cross over. There is a completely legal way to gain asylum and enter the United States and it is totally hypocritical to be fleeing political corruption and danger and crime from your home country while committing a crime in what is supposed to be a place of refuge. The Mexican government is doing what it can to help these people (to the frustration of their own citizens), and really the first country that asylum seekers come to out of their home is supposed to be the one that provides services for them. The border patrol called in reinforcements from anywhere they could get to help because while this is going on in specific border crossings, there are still thousands of miles of border that cannot be neglected. Calling in military troops is a way to intimidate the migrants and deter them from trying to violently force their way into the U.S. It makes it safer for everyone involved, and I am grateful. My dad was standing at the border crossing with hundreds of other agents. He had no helmet and little protection gear. Him and many other people could have been hurt, so I have no problem with sending reinforcements.

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  • Morgan from Kentucky

    Yes, I think that President Trump has every right to send U.S. military troops over to the Mexican border in order to prevent illegal immigrants from coming over to the U.S. I also think that by President Trump sending the troops, he is helping to protect our nation from undocumented, outside people that could potentially pose a possible threat to our country. I also feel that Trump has good intentions by doing this and it will benefit us in the long run, by not having illegal undocumented people in this nation that could potentially cause significant harm to others. Although we want to help people escape unsafe places that could cause innocent deaths, in the end we don’t know the background of everyone and what they have done. So in order to protect our nation to the best of his ability, President Trump has to do what he feels is best.

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  • Gracie from Kentucky

    I do believe that Trump should be sending troops to the borders. He is doing what a president should do, and is putting the safety of his country first. They know there will be consequences if they come here illegally; whether they want to put themselves at risk at the border is their choice. The US has taken in more immigrants than anywhere else, and at some point, there needs to be a limit.

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    I do believe that Trump should be sending troops to the borders. He is doing what a president should do, and is putting the safety of his country firs…

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  • Abby from Kentucky

    I believe that Trump is making the right decision sending military to defend the border. We already have a problem so many with illegal immigrants that it seems like border patrol obviously can’t handle things themselves. They don’t know the orders of the president and will not be as strong as the military will be on the border.

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    I believe that Trump is making the right decision sending military to defend the border. We already have a problem so many with illegal immigrants tha…

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  • Kate from Kentucky

    I think that troops should be sent to the border because we must help control the situation that is going on across the border while still protecting the United States. The troops should help provide order and establish a system when trying to deal with the arising issues.

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  • Amber from Pennsylvania

    I agree with President Trump’s decision to send military troops to the border as a precaution against asylum seekers. Trump took an oath to protect the land and the people. He made this decision because he believes that this was the best idea to protect the United States. We as in the people should have more trust in President Trump. I understand that many citizens are concerned that these people, children included, could get killed. However, no one batted an eye when the United States went to war with a country where they strap bombs to children. Many do not realize that to keep the bombs from going off, the military had two choices; kill the kid or attempt to dismantle the bomb, putting their own life in more danger for a stranger. When it comes to the safety of the America any president will make a decision to protect ourselves first. If he did decide to not send troops, many people would be arguing that his decision was wrong because no matter what Trump does, millions of people are always against him. I believe Trump is doing his job and putting our country first instead of foreigners.

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  • Olivia from Kentucky

    I think that President Trump is making the right decision to send the military to defend the Mexican board against Asylum/ immigrants. We have laws that state that if an immigrant wants to come to the US they need papers. Their are reasons we require them to do this. It is not Trumps fault that he has to go this far. They knew that were not going to just be let in yet they came anyway and now are blaming him. They knew we would send them back and keep them out. If we just let all the immigrants cross the border then we wouldn’t have any job or enough resources for the people who already live here, and got there papers if they weren’t born here. I understand that everyone is all about how the children and women are getting injured, except the women chose to come and bring their children, so they are really the one harming their children. It is unfortunate to have to go this far, but they can not come it illegal it is unfair and unjust.

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  • Rachel from Kentucky

    I think that President Trump has every right to send U.S. troops to the Mexican border. Over the last couple of years the United States has received an increasing number of asylum seekers. Although, we allow immigrants, I think that we cannot take in 5,000 people at once. It is too many people without papers to keep track of. The United States has the right to protect our country from any possible intruders.

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  • Jeffrey from Virginia

    I agree with the Presidents choice to call the military to the border. In the case for national security, it makes sense and the morality of it is wrong, but the caravan would be coming in ILLEGALLY. these people are escaping from their crappy lives but why can’t their government do something. The U.S. is a beacon of hope , but when whole body mass of people fled from their country, internal affairs in their homeland must be fixed.

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  • Mary Lou from Pennsylvania

    I agree with President Trumps decision to send troops to the border to defend our country against asylum seekers because he made a promise to us while running for office to keep any threats out of our country and that includes illegal immigrants. I think it was a smart move for him to send troops to the border because if he wouldn’t have sent them to the border to protect us from some of the horrific people in the caravan who knows what could have happened there could be murders, drug dealers, or worse wandering around in our country. Trump made a vow to protect our country at any cost and that is what he is doing he saw a threat and h put our troops into action to defend us from that threat. If they really want to come to our country they should file for a visa and wait for a decision to be made on their behalf like civilized humans.

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  • Emilee from Pennsylvania

    I agree with President Trump’s decision to send the military to the Mexican border. I believe that immigrants coming into our country if they are in danger is one thing, but if too many are coming in they are taking jobs and bringing things like drugs and weapons. I think it is a good thing the government is acting on it and taking the laws they created seriously.

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  • avery from Pennsylvania

    Yes I do agree with president Trump. I don’t think that if a person is willing to take the citizenship test to get into the United States they should not deserve to be a United States citizen. I also agree with president Trump because to many immigrants are already getting through the border and they are clearly causing problems. President Trump sending troops to the border shows that the U.S. does not want anymore illegal immigrants.

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  • Ben from Pennsylvania

    I believe sending the military to the Mexican border is a justified action. Many of these people entering are entering illegally. If they want into the U.S. they must abide to its laws. It doesn’t matter if there are women and children, they must enter legally. The military will enforce the message that these immigrants cannot enter illegally. I think President Trump putting the military to use and sending them to do what they are paid to do is a good idea. Drug cartels are already a growing problem in the U.S and letting in large groups of immigrants freely will just bloat the issue. They need to understand that if they are going to move into the United States, they need to obey the laws.

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    I believe sending the military to the Mexican border is a justified action. Many of these people entering are entering illegally. If they want into th…

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  • Brooke from Pennsylvania

    I believe that Trump is justified because he is doing what is best for the US. If we be realistic we can not pick every bad person from the good but these people are trying to enter illegally and not even gain citizenship. With that being said the border patrol only has so many officers and if people get creative and find new places to get in more and more people will get in illegally. With the extra military support we can cover more of the border and stop people who are finding different ways in before hundreds of people get across.

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    I believe that Trump is justified because he is doing what is best for the US. If we be realistic we can not pick every bad person from the good but t…

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  • Blaze from Pennsylvania

    Yes, I do support President Trump’s decision to send troops to the border because thousands of illegal immigrants are trying to enter our country without going through the process of becoming a U.S. citizen legally. Why should they be allowed to storm the border and enter our country illegally when other people wait and go through process to become a naturalized U.S. citizen. If we let them in, other countries’ populations will think they can get together and do the exact same thing. If this happens, we will end up in the same boat as Germany and other European countries that had immigrants “seek asylum” in their countries. Now those countries want rid of those immigrants. Plus, the migrants can’t act civil, so they began to throw rocks at the troops and guards. The president saw this and realized troops need sent to the border to try and stop them from entering.

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  • Brent from Pennsylvania

    Yes I agree with President Trump’s decision to send the military to help defend the U.S/Mexican border. There has been thousands of immigrants rushing the border trying to slip into the U.S illegally. These people can cause harm to legal American citizens. All illegal immigrants have broke the law by entering illegally, but many of them have broke more laws such as drug dealing and even murder. This harms the citizens of the united states which come first before immigrants trying to enter the U.S. This is why I believe the Presidents was justified in his actions of the sending the military to help protect the border.

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  • Colton from Pennsylvania

    I agree with Trump’s decision to send troops to the border to stop Mexican immigrants from coming over illegally. It would be unfair for people all around the world that are trying to come a US citizen. Also it is illegal to cross the US border if we are not a citizen. So if they cross into America they should be punished and put in jail. So before we have to fill our jails up with illegal immigrants we could stop the Mexican immigrants with our US military standing at the borders scaring them off or if they try and come over shoot them.

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  • Alexis from Pennsylvania

    Yes I agree with President Trumps decision to send the military over to block the border. Immigrants are trying to come over to our US territory, invading us with drugs and diseases, and much more stuff we don’t need. Yes I understand we should give people chances to come over, but they’ve screwed us over to many times.

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    Yes I agree with President Trumps decision to send the military over to block the border. Immigrants are trying to come over to our US territory, inva…

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  • Thomas from Pennsylvania

    I believe that trump should send troops down to the border because even though they can see only women and children the men are getting in trucks and running over the border. Also if all of these immigrants come over they will hurt significantly because those people will be looking for homes and when they get homes they will have to have money so they will be looking for jobs which will make more people go on welfare and possibly make people lose their jobs. Not only that, but when they come over they are also bringing more diseases which will get the country infected and more people will have to go to the hospital because they might have got infected by those immigrants. So trump is right to send down those troops because then they can control what is coming through the border and what is not going to come through. It might also cause a war again but we are more powerful and will conquer again if need be. So yes trump should send even more troops down to protect our country.

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  • Collin from Arkansas

    Yeah I agree that he did do the right thing, although I also agree it is kinda an overreaction, but they’re entering America illegally which obviously is going to cause more problems throughout states. The immigrants may be portrayed as them escaping violence in their homeland and to get freedom, but most immigrants come over to American to then distribute drugs and do violent actions. Trump did it to protect us against these types of mischievous crimes. There would be much of a problem already if the border control was actually good at what they do, but almost everyday you hear events of illegal immigrants crossing the border in many ways. So Trump sending the military deems to be the right thing to do at this point.

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    Yeah I agree that he did do the right thing, although I also agree it is kinda an overreaction, but they’re entering America illegally which obviously…

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  • Kelsey from Pennsylvania

    I agree with President Trump’s decision to send the military to defend the Mexican border against asylum seekers, for if immigrants continue to pour over the border it will negatively affect our country. If we open our arms to all immigrants and everyone from other countries, then we are allowing more dangerous criminals to threaten American citizens. Also, according to The New York Times article “What is a Migrant Caravan and Why Does Trump Care?,” “[U]ndocumented immigrants will cause economic dislocation and job loss.” In the United States, the amount of undocumented immigrants is about 11 million, and the number is just going to increase if we allow immigrants. If Trump wouldn’t have sent the military to defend the Mexican border, we could’ve potentially faced an economic crisis. Immigrants populate about 14% of our country, and the percentage is going to continue to increase if citizens don’t make an effort to stop them. I understand the immigrants are humans too, but if Trump wouldn’t have sent the military to the border, then our population wouldn’t improve, and it would instead damage our population even more than it has been in previous years.

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  • Jeremy from Pennsylvania

    This migrant caravan is one of the major issues of today. Most of these people that are part of that caravan have been coming here to look for a better life. However, allowing this many people into our country is not a good idea especially as they are have not identification. We do not know who they are or where they are from, and letting them in would establish a bad precedent for the future. If we let anyone in to the U.S. just because they want to come here, the issue of drugs in our country will skyrocket as we already have a lot of issues with the border the way it is. Then there is the issue of bringing the military down to the border. The influx of people in this caravan is absolutely huge and the border security we have is not equipped to handle that many people. Especially if they turn violent which is very possible as they walked all the way through Mexico and just to be denied access. If they would be able to come here through official channels then this whole issue could have been avoided. So I agree with sending the military down to the border.

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  • Brooke from Pennsylvania

    Yes I do agree with Trump’s decision to send military troops to defend the Mexican border. One reason why I agree with trump is because we need to stop illegal immigrant from coming into the country. I think this should be stopped because we don’t know what some people are capable of, and if they were sick and the sickness was never brought to the United States, it could be possible deathly to many people that have not been immune to the sick. Another good reason would be that these people are crossing the border illegally and it should be stopped. Sending the Military troops to defend the border is good because this allows for protection.

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  • shane from Pennsylvania

    I do agree with Mr. Trump because I think if the people wanted to come to America so bad they would do it legally instead of trying to fight their way through the boarder. They complain about how bad their country is because they get disrespected as citizens but they have no problem disrespecting our laws and getting in illegally.

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  • Tyler from Pennsylvania

    Yes, I believe that President Trump made the right decision by bringing military units to the Mexican border. The number of immigrants entering the country has been increasing over the past years. The people who then enter the country do not go through the correct process in becoming a citizen, leading to them not being productive in the country. With less and less aliens coming through, the amount of drugs and illegal actions will be cut down. Also this issue has become so bad that the border patrol cannot handle it, which is why the military is necessary. Lastly, Trump’s wall is a great idea. I believe it will be constructed very soon to cut down all of the trafficking. Personally the wall should of been built many years ago and this problem would of never occurred. Trump will have the border secured in no time, in which less money and resources will be used on this issue.

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  • Austin from Pennsylvania

    Austin Hammerle- Yes, I think that trump made the right decision by sending the military to defend the Mexican border from the asylum seekers because if the border isn’t controlled you are going to let more immigrants into the United States leading to more crimes, drug busts, and possibly terroristic actions affecting our nation. We do not need the asylum seekers coming into our country to possibly harm our country land lead to more crimes rates. We don’t need them to be taking jobs away from our citizens in the United States. I think that Mr. Trump is right for his actions.

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  • Corie from Pennsylvania

    Yes I do agree with President Trump on the decision he made to send the military to the border. I believe this because obviously the border patrol can not handle the amount of people who are trying to gain entry to the US. With the amount of immigrants entering our country increasing it is causing more problems.

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    Yes I do agree with President Trump on the decision he made to send the military to the border. I believe this because obviously the border patrol can…

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  • Bryanna from Minnesota

    I believe everyone has a right to be in America because of our wonderful opportunities but I believe that our nation has one of the least strict border laws compared to over major countries. I believe that if you want to come to America, you should come in the legal way. Many immigrants die attempting to cross the border illegally and if they would apply to be a citizen the legal way, we wouldn’t need to use taxpayers dollars to send troops down to southern borders.

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    I believe everyone has a right to be in America because of our wonderful opportunities but I believe that our nation has one of the least strict borde…

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  • Noah from Virginia

    As a nation, we must prevent illegal aliens from entering out country. These immigrants may be fleeing violence and seeking better opportunities, but we have a process in the U.S. We cannot let anyone in who wants to come. These immigrants must enter the country legally, and if the military must be sent to achieve this, then it should be done to uphold our laws and processes.

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  • Sue from Georgia

    I agree! Keep the USA safe. We have a border and it needs to be restricted because as it is now each American is paying approximately $70,000 more for each illegal immigrant.

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  • Elisabeth from South Carolina

    I believe that President Trump is doing his best to protect the American people. Everyone who is here legally earned the right to be here; therefore, we shouldn’t just let people walk all over us. That would make America seem weak. If they were coming here legally, this would be a different story. Mr. Trump would not want to come off as weak to other countries because if he did a lot worse things would occur.

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    I believe that President Trump is doing his best to protect the American people. Everyone who is here legally earned the right to be here; therefore, …

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  • Qion from Virginia

    I believe Trump is doing so much good for this country and has helped better it. Democrats would not have done anything to stop immigrants but Trump has. I agree with Trump, because these illegal immigrants are coming to our country taking American jobs, homes, selling their illegal drugs, weapons, commit crimes and do not abide by American law. Trump sending the Military to stop unfair actions of the immigrants is Perfect in my eyes. Yes I agree to let immigrants into our country, but to let them come illegally and then try to gain international protection is not right. This should be considered a crime and they should be punished for it. I strongly agree with all actions and decisions Donald J. Trump has made for this country.

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    I believe Trump is doing so much good for this country and has helped better it. Democrats would not have done anything to stop immigrants but Trump h…

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  • raine from Michigan

    I thinks its right to defend because immigrants should be able to be in america but need to be registered. if a unregistered immigrant breaks the law then they should be convicted but if they are not registered they cant be caught and put on trial. also if they are registered` they can get better jobs and homes. if they’re not registered the government would know to build more homes and schools and work places and the U.S.A would over populated. that would give them a better life.

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  • Adriel from Virginia

    With such an influx of migrants, the military is necessary to keep order. Violence can easily break out at the border, and you never know who is trying to get into the U.S. There could potentially be drug dealers or criminals trying to sneak into the U.S. amid this crisis. Sure, there are also families trying to escape their oppressive government, but it’s only fair they go through the same process other immigrants have to live in this country. There is already a problem with securing our borders; accepting these migrants will only further weaken our borders.

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  • Blake from Georgia

    Trump is not perfect, but he does what is best for the security of America. I support that!

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    • Joel from Illinois

      I agree with your comment. I believe he is just protecting us. He is simply doing your job, not everyone is perfect.

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    • Andrew from Utah

      Good point. I would say that some of what he does supports America but a ton of what he has done and is continuing to do is not helping or supporting America. For example he is now building a massive border wall that will trap all Mexicans and more in their country and not allow them to escape even though they are trying to escape their country beacuse of a bomb threat, etc.

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  • Rodolfo from New Mexico

    I support President Trump’s decision to send troops to the US border. At the end of the day we are a sovereign nation, and a nation of laws. President Trump is enacting martial law at the border , and is well within his constitutional powers in doing so. He is doing what is needed to protect the citizens of his nation, he has no responsibility to defend the rights of non-citizens, and has no responsibility to let them into the country. Regardless of one’s emotional take on the situation, it is a crime to illegally enter the US. It is the job of the executive branch to enforce the laws of the nation, and that is all the military is being deployed to do.

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    • Hannah from Colorado

      I understand where you are coming from, however, I feel that President Trump needs to have a little more empathy and put himself in their shoes. If he was fleeing this country for whatever reason with his family, I can guarantee that he wouldn’t want soldiers treating them like a threat. He would want to go somewhere better and hopefully find a better life. So I see no reason for him to send the soldiers to the border when there is already people there to handle situations like this. I understand if he wants to protect our country, but shouldn’t he leave it to border patrol. After all, it is their job which they should be prepared for.

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  • Jason from Virginia

    I agree with President Trump’s usage of the US Military’s effort to address the border security crisis. HOWEVER, this is merely limited to his use of the US Military and not a statement in support of their execution and procedure.

    These
    are
    people
    who are seeking
    asylum
    in the United States.

    Many Americans are currently living under red, white, and blue blinders held over their eyes by Ms. Information (misinformation) and Ms. Judgment (misjudgment).

    These
    are
    people
    who are seeking
    asylum
    in the United States.

    Children and mothers: victims of both the needle and sword. Whose ears are too full of the “POP”ing of guns to hear their abuelita’s embrace: “mija.”

    Fathers and their sons: pressured into one corner by crumbling legislation and into another by the suffocating vice of the human condition. Whose hands are too busy protecting their families to feed their own mouths.

    Let them in! Give them refuge! Let their thirsts be quenched by the waters we can so freely seek! Let their tears be dried by the stars on our American flags! Set ablaze their courage with lady Liberty’s torch! Calm their tempest’s with the winds of the eastern shore.

    Yet, in all this, we will find our work insufficient…

    … as this
    is the effect
    of the human condition:

    sin.

    We are a fallen people. We cannot run to anyone or any place to seek refuge or asylum it that any One be not God. “God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble.” (Psalm 46:1)

    No one promotes the solution that could end this all. A crisis rooted in the cancerous de-evolution of mankind. Refugees will continue to flood through the thin line that separates Los Estados Unidos from the rest of the world. These lines are necessary, yes, but far greater, let us look up to the God of all creation! Let us seek protection in Him Who knows the number of each kink and coil of hair that rests upon our heads.

    Who do we turn to in times like these? When people are running from their own people to seek out help from a people who look out only for their own people? When man looks to this party and that bill? To this venture and that capital gain? Who? The answer is simple: anything but God, which is a detestable, fallible mar on the human conscience. These problems continue to bustle through our streets and gracelands because man looks not to His Creator!

    Look! Look!

    LOOK!

    And, when man finally looks, I suppose that we will also look back on the history of man, in fear and abhorrence, eyes sparkling with glaciers and fjords, and then will begin the internal, vile groan of shame and curiosity as man with his trembling frame proclaim across every nation and tongue:

    “Que tontos hemos hecho de nosotros mismos.”

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  • Abigail from Maryland

    Our country’s safety comes first and whatever the President has to do to make sure that happens I know he will do. President Trump cares about his citizens safety and even though those fleeing from their own violent country’s is important, we have to spend time and money on our own people first before worrying about others. It is not selfish it is what a safe country ensures.

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  • Joe from New York

    Yes I do agree with Trump’s decision to send military troops to defend the Mexican border. One reason why I agree with trump is because we need to stop illegal immigrant from coming into the country. This needs to stop Because we do not know what types of diseases they are bringing in. Another reason is because these people are fleeing the country which is illegal and should be stopped. Trumps plan will stop the potentially dangerous people coming over the boarder. This plan allows for protection of the boarder.

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  • jake from New York

    I agree with presidents Trump decision to send troops to help protect the Mexican border against asylum seekers. I agree with this because the asylum seekers aren’t treating our armed forces and police forces with no respect. They are using each other as shields against border patrol, they are breaking down the wall and also they are throwing rocks at border patrol. If they would like to get into our country they should at least start following the right laws to grant passageway into our country.

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  • Joshua from Virginia

    As much hate President Trump receives for being controversial and immature, I do not think that for those reasons his ideas should be shut down immediately. I also do not think there is a clear cut answer, at least for me, for whether or not this is right or wrong – but I do mostly agree with President Trump’s decision regarding sending troops to assist Border Patrol agents. Although it is immoral to deny someone’s aspirations to seek for prosperity, that someone is going to incur many problems for themselves and others. The long-term negative is that there is already a growing underclass of people who have fewer rights than the rest of the population, and this is because these people are undocumented citizens living in a society and democracy, who are also not paying tax bills. In our current system, coming to America illegally will come with extreme difficulties and perpetuate a set of difficulties for people’s immigration. Although “sending troops to the border is an overreaction”, I see overreaction as a symptom from being cautious. I do see the humanitarian reasons for wanting to not send troops, however I see that this decision is most safe for everyone in the current system that we have.

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  • jeff from Virginia

    I think it’s good that trump is defending against asylum seekers because most asylum seekers coming from the Mexican border are seeking asylum because of gang or domestic violence, which isn’t covered for people seeking asylum in the US. It is good to see that the government is taking their laws seriously and it’s also good for immigrants coming from the Mexican border as it allows much more security since the Mexican border has major problems with gangs preying on immigrants coming from Mexico. Although it’s unfortunate that people trying to escape from gang violence from aren’t going to be able to come into the US, it isn’t necessarily the US’s job to take in everyone seeking asylum because their homeland cannot control crime.

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    • Grace from Louisiana

      One of my friends posed almost the argument towards me not to long ago, and he equated letting people into the country with me just letting people into my home. I thought this was interesting because I didn’t feel that the two situations were similar at all, but then I thought about it a little more and i recalled that I have had peers call me and say their home wasn’t safe for them and they asked if they could stay with me and every time i tried to accommodate them as best i could. I understand that that is simply a personality trait of mine but I think we as humans have a responsibility to other humans. I don’t think that we should just release people into the U.S. but i do think there is a better way to handle this situation without hostility

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  • Jaclyn from Alabama

    I agree with President Trump sending troops the boarders. I do believe in letting immigrants in to our country especially if their lives are in danger, but when such large amounts of people try to come at once thats when an issue can arise. There is a massive drug and gang issue currently in Mexico which is making it unsafe for civilians. In one article a women said that a gang approached her business and they threatened her to give up half her business and if she declined they would take her life. In certain parts of South America and Mexico, encounters like this happen on day to day basis. Although their is a lot of violence through out Mexico and South America, there is only so much the United Staes can do. Trump is doing the right thing by sending troops to the boarders because we do not know what the immigrants intent is to do in here. Also the President is trying to prevent our country from any more violence especially with all the terrorist threats and mass shootings. Another reason is because a big part of drug trafficking comes from Mexico. A lot of people have been trying for years to try to get legal citizen documentation’s the correct way. When the people part of the caravan are trying to get into the United States, they are doing it the incorrect way which is unfair to the people who have been waiting for years.

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  • Alexia from Utah

    I agree with President Trump’s decision because he is making these decisions in the best interest of the United States and no other country

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  • Carly from New York

    I fully agree with president Trump’s decision to send military force to the border. he is attempting to prevent illegal immigration and that is no different than trying to prevent any other illegal activity in the country. The caravan is most definitely real but if there needs to be logic in handling this situation. If some immigrants are let in then who’s to say how many or which ones are allowed and which aren’t? That’s where the law comes in. Either legal or illegal. admittance or no admittance. While many argue that his policy is harsh in human nature and goes against the fundementals of America’s (open to all/freedom for all) policies, there has to be moderation otherwise there will no longer be a country to immigrate too if too many ppl come in. All the illegals will cause an imbalance to the economy and as a result the nation will no longer be the great attraction that it is today and has been for centuries.

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  • Luke from Georgia

    Trump is preventing illegal immigration, so it would be right to send troops to out border to make sure it does not happen.

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  • Jacob from Texas

    I believe people should go to the legal process of citizenship of being an american citizen instead of jumping the border and expecting to be an american citizen

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  • John from New York

    I believe that Trump is making the correct decision in sending troops to defend the Mexican border against Asylum seekers. It is our president’s job to prevent people from entering the United States illegally. Even if the New York Times and Washington Post articles claim that the migrants aren’t a dangerous threat to Americans, they should still have to wait in line and go through the same process other legal immigrants go through. There are thousands of people attempting to enter the country without legal documentation which can put the country at a big risk. Most of the people are attempting to leave the poverty and violence in their country and find a better opportunity in the United States. However, there is a possibility of some of these people in the caravans coming to America for the wrong reasons such as terrorism or smuggling drugs into the country. Therefore, it is reasonable for Trump to bring these troops to the border to protect the country from any dangers. In addition, many of these illegal immigrants could take up jobs from citizens of the United States or they could struggle to make a living once they make it to America which could have a negative impact on the economy. Overall, Trump is correct in bringing troops to the borders in an effort to prevent people from illegally entering and protect the people from any dangerous threats to our country.

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  • Cannon from Pennsylvania

    The United States has been a “melting pot” of ethnicity for centuries. Our President isn’t protesting that these individuals come to our country, but to do so legally. Most of us are of European descent, but our ancestors became citizens to ensure the benefits of being an American. We need to protect ourselves, as a nation, to ensure those coming in don’t bring deveststion with them in the form of disease or weapons/terrorism. I fully believe our president is protecting his citizens by sending troops to the border.

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  • Audrey from Utah

    I agree with what Trump is doing. We have foreigners who are trying to get citizenship before coming and following our laws. We also have foreigners who are just coming with no respect for our country’s stability. Those that are coming illegally find ways passed the border patrol and the only way that we are able to keep them out is with force.

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  • Matthew from North Carolina

    The caravan rushed our borders, and put the women and children at the front for the cameras despite 95% of them being male. They passed through many countries where they had the opportunity to apply for asylum and were offered opportunities, which they denied. They passed through Guatemala, where over 100 ISIS members were recently arrested. How many were missed that made it into the caravan?

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  • Taylor from Florida

    We are a sovereign nation with the right to protect our borders. I understand the situation these people are in, but that does not mean they can enter our country illegally. We did not offer these people asylum, they need to go through the proper channels to live in this country legally.

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  • Pat from New York

    I agree with president Trump’s decision to send military troops to the border. It’s our president’s duty to make sure that our borders are safe and secure. As commander in chief he has the right to send troops to our borders if he believes the safety of our country is at risk. Since terrorism is a huge issue right now, our military should be there to prevent anything from getting out of control. People could be trying to enter illegally while bringing drugs and other illegal substances with them. We should know who’s going in and out of our country. Letting mass amounts of undocumented people into our country could potentially hurt us especially if we don’t know that they’ve been properly vaccinated against diseases.

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  • Parker from Wisconsin

    I have never been a fan of the whole “police the world” philosophy that the majority of the Republican Party has. However, this issue is taking place on U.S. soil, so something needs to be done about it. I am a big fan of the idea of isolationist country, but this has nothing to do with policing the world, and is more of policing the United States. Terrorism is a huge threat to the United States, and Trump is trying to contain it from becoming a bigger issue than it already. Trump is doing the right thing by trying to keep citizens safe.

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  • Olivia from Georgia

    Thousands of children in our nation go hungry daily. Many of those are homeless. Our public schools are running on a shoestring budget that limits the materials and staffing for our already over crowded schools. California is on fire and Florida is recovering from a hurricane. We cannot afford to allow unlimited numbers of illegal aliens into our country. We have problems at home that need our attention first and foremost. Our public funds are not unlimited.

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  • Estevan from Connecticut

    As a Latino living in the United States, I wholeheartedly agree with Trump’s decision to defend our border. He is preventing illegal immigrating, cracking down on potential drug cartels from entering the US, and keeping our borders safe.

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    • Gregory from North Carolina

      As a Latino you should understand how hard it is to make it in this world. People go through a lot to get in this country and its all for a purpose. most people just want a better life. America is all about helping when it comes to a war but we never want to help people have a better life to me that is selfish.

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  • Lauren from Kansas

    I agree with President Trump’s decision. This has been a huge issue for President Trump since his campaign two years ago. He isn’t doing this just for votes. He is doing this to protect our country. I agree with his strategy. This caravan is making a bigger impact than before. Therefore we need to increase our protection on the borders. If using military and threatening to suspend foreign aid is what works, then that is what we should do.

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    • Berlynn from California

      I strongly disagree with President Trump. The people coming inon the caravan pose no threat to our country. President Trump can not take advantage of his powers and use the United Staes military who are being trained not to protect us from a small threat but to protect us from much larger threat like anouther country rageing war. We must not forget that we do not solely own this land because the settlers who came uninvited stole it violently and with no approval from the natural settlers we made ourselves comfy. President Trump or anyone for the matter have no right to say that people coming to this country are here to cause distruction and bring crime because the crime happening in America are caused by American citizens. Treating them like animals is wrong and inhumaine. If them coming illegaly is so wrong then the government needs to change it citizenship requirements because it is so hard for foreigners to become a citize, they have no choice but to sneak here. This is why President Trump had no reason to send 5,000 troops for one caravan.

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  • Casey from Arizona

    The border patrol has proven relatively ineffective on its own, as illegal immigration continues to remain to a significant degree. As such, when illegal immigration threatens to worsen, as it currently is due to the caravan, it is best to provide support to the already lacking border security.

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  • Faith from Georgia

    You have to pay for illegals coming into this country! IT COSTS YOU MONEY! If you have a job, most likely, you pay taxes. When illegials come into the country and “seek asylum”, many claim disability because they can’t get money from jobs since they’re here illegally, so they say that they are “disabled” and who pays for that? YOU DO. When they go to jail, it’s YOU who pays for them. The standard income tax rate is around 33%. This means that out of every $100 you make, you have to pay $33 of it. In this, you are helping to support people who don’t work for their money and cheat the system. I don’t want to pay for people who don’t work for it.

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  • Jim from Colorado

    The President is allowed to defend the United States under the authority of the US constitution from ALL threats to the domestic tranquility of its citizens. To allow a flood of illegal immigrants like the caravans who are seeking entry illegally would be to allow the economy to take a huge blow and possibly collapse. All those who think he’s wrong are not looking at the bigger picture and allowing their feelings to give them a myopic view of this issue. We have laws, and if they wish to enter this nation, they must follow them, if not, then they must be turned away by whatever means necessary. Or better yet, why don’t we let all these illegals camp out on the lawns of the bleeding hearts that want to let them waltz across our borders without proper authorization, especially the gang members … lets see how quick they change their tune then.

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  • Michal from New Jersey

    If you’ve watched the video’s of those migrants, they’re breaking the border wall already up, throwing rocks, threatening police officers and troops, and using their kids as human shields. These aren’t peaceful immigrants looking to start a new life.

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  • Jacob from New Jersey

    These asylum seekers are attempting to enter our country illegally and President Trump sending troops down to the border will prevent them from entering.

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  • Alexander from Georgia

    Border control is very important to the countrie’s safety and security as well the citizen’s job security. For several years, undocumented immigrants have come across the border “for refuge”, but in the process Cartel and gang members have been able to slip through and cause much chaos and trouble to America and it’s security. Many families have suffered because of this, and the number of these people coming over is increasing. Even the people who come over with good intentions but end up taking American jobs because they come for opportunity, and employers know that they can pay below minimum wage for Mexican workers to gain a larger profit, leaving American citizens in the dust. The border patrol obviously hasn’t been enough to contain immigration, so the military was necessary to stop the issue.

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  • Kelly from Texas

    The United States is allowed to protect its borders. A caravan of thousands of people doesn’t sound like harmless immigration, it sounds like an invasion. There could be criminals who want to do America harm. We cannot be so careless and just let anyone and everyone in. There is a process that we must follow in order to insure national security.

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  • Esteban from Florida

    I agree with President Trump because border security should be enforced and asylum seekers are not all with good intentions, nor with all bad intentions. The solution, rather, should be to examine each family on a case-by-case basis. It is true that we are a nation of immigrants, however, it is not fair to grant certain people asylum when there are others fairly waiting in line to be granted the same privilege of being in this country.

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  • Joseph from Pennsylvania

    This caravan is comprised entirely of individuals who are fragrantly disregarding the authorities of every country they are passing through on their way to the United States border. They are attempting to cross into our country illegally, and have proven that they are not going to be deterred by ordinary border security officials. There is very little choice, I believe, but to use a more aggressive display of force in order to keep this caravan of criminals from entering the United States. If we do not, our country runs the risk of playing host to thousands of people who have made it clear they do not recognize the power of a government, nor the laws that government puts in place.

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  • Carolyn from Virginia

    I agree with the President’s decision to send troops to the border. We need to clean up our own inner cities, and reallocate tax dollars to be on an equal basis for all students in the U.S. We do not have the funds (deficit growing every day) to take all these people in house, feed, clothe, and educate while our own people go to you know where. For too long we have taken care of everybody else problems in the whole world. It is time to concentrate on America. These people have a home, and their leaders need to step up and change the situations in their countries. Our massive debt keeps growing, and with the recent California wildfires, and the hurricanes this past year, we have many tasks here that need addressing. The border influx is similar to a mass invasion, and no other country would allow it.

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  • Mario from California

    I believe that the decision made by President Trump of sending the military to defend the Mexican border against asylum seekers was a good method. I don’t personally believe that all Hispanics or Latinos are harmful and/or threatening people as I am Mexican myself, but I do believe that many do take advantage of opportunities of entering our country illegally. With this said, having an increase of people moving north through Mexico towards the United States may increase the amount of immigrants coming in as well. Due to the possibility of an increase in the amount of immigrants, sending more troops to the border does not seem to be an overreaction to me. As a reference, if you were waiting in line for a concert or waiting in line to get on a roller coaster for hours, do you think its fair to let others cut in line in-front of you? I would assume not. Allowing undocumented people into the United States, to me, is unfair to those who have waited years to gain their entrance legally. Do I believe and agree with all actions take by President Trump? No; but I do believe, in this case, that his move was one well thought of and well played.

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  • K from Arizona

    President Trump is doing his job, which is to put Americans first. If so many people were to come into our country at one time our own population would suffer. This is why there are proper channels to do so. Ellis island…it isn’t a new thing. Immigrants years ago came over and didn’t have a problem following our laws on obtaining passage.

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    President Trump is doing his job, which is to put Americans first. If so many people were to come into our country at one time our own population woul…

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  • Sarai from California

    I do agree with President Trump decision in sending our troops to the border. As much as it hurts to see all these people suffering from what happened in their country, I still think that we as a country should be on the defense. While the majority of these people are looking to come to America for refuge some of the gangs or cartel members will take advantage of this caravan and sneak on in, in plain sight.

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    I do agree with President Trump decision in sending our troops to the border. As much as it hurts to see all these people suffering from what happened…

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  • Garett from Maryland

    Look I understand the caravan is trying to escape the violence of their homeland, but that doesn’t mean we should just let them into the U.S., as we have issues enough with people coming into the U.S. illegally, we can’t just make an exception. If we made an exception now, then we are being unfair to everyone who waited to come to the U.S. legally. Not only that, but if we made an exception now, whats to stop more from occurring, and then the U.S. being flooded with immigrants, which could lead to all kinds of problems and allow for terrorists from the outside to come in easier, as well as drive up the price of American food because of supply and demand. If say 10,000 immigrants came in with one wave, that is 10,000 more mouths to feed, which means an increase in the cost of food as more people will need it. This may not seem like much, but if it keeps occurring because it was allowed this once, then 10,000 could become 100,000 and so on. Not to mention the competition for labor that would be spurred from the influx of immigrants, which may lower wages as the immigrants could work for cheaper than American citizens. As there are no ways to check every person in the caravan’s background, meaning a terrorist could follow the caravan in and cause harm to the U.S.

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  • Eric from Idaho

    There is a fine line and I don’t think it’s being explored

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  • Christtian from New Jersey

    I understand where Trump is coming from when it comes to bringing troops to the border as the immigrants could be a threat to national security as they do not know who´s a criminal and who can cause damage. I do not think it is necessary for the amount of troops that he has sent to the border. The men, women, and children that are seeking asylum as their country no longer has livable conditions for their families and their looking for a new chance of life with entering the U.S

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    I understand where Trump is coming from when it comes to bringing troops to the border as the immigrants could be a threat to national security as the…

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  • Fabio from New Jersey

    I agree with President Trump’s decision to send the military to defend the mexican border against asylum seekers. The caravan contains people that we don’t know anything about. These people could be drug dealers, murders, gang members and we need protection from the unknown that’s coming our way. Even though i agree with President Trump’s decision to send military to defend the mexican border, I don’t agree with the amount of soldiers being sent. Five thousand military troops is an exaggeration and the number of troops should be lowered. A good number would be one thousand and under.

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  • Lauren from Hawaii

    I believe Trump’s decision to send the military to defend the Mexican/United states border is needed. If we don’t defend ourselves then who would? Yes, are there people trying to seek refuge, but also we have people with malicious intentions coming in. Where would these refugees go, munch off welfare? It is terrible that these people have to live in such conditions where they are being harmed in their own country, but it doesn’t mean invade another!

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    I believe Trump’s decision to send the military to defend the Mexican/United states border is needed. If we don’t defend ourselves then who would? Yes…

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  • Edward from New Jersey

    I agree with President Trump’s decision to send the military to the border. My reasoning consists of the possibilities for a national security threat for the United States. A group of over a predicted seven thousand two hundred people, entering the United States at once, is a very difficult thing to process as there will almost certainly be malevolent intentions. The military of over five thousand troops could actually be a great idea, because this will grant extra protection and inspection which would be needed over the span of this event, and it would be needed for the protection of everyone involved, the migrants and the Border Control. In a perfect world, yes we should greet them with open arms. However this world is far from perfect, and by welcoming the migrants to our country for humanitarian reasons, without thinking of the risks these pose to our economy, and national security, wouldn’t only be a bad decision, it would become a dangerous one.

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    • Catarina from New Jersey

      I understand your reasoning, however, in our society today, there are many immigrants seeking a better life for their families and themselves. Think about the immigrant family that owns the grocery store you purchase bread from each week or the immigrant father who tended to your construction needs. These people greatly impact our society and it is demeaning to insinuate they are all harmful

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  • Eric from Idaho

    No

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  • Daniel from New York

    While President Trump is not my favorite person in the world he has followed through on his word to try and stop illegal immigration and crack down on illegals in the country now. The caravan of potential illegal immigrants heading to our great country will harm legal immigration among other things. The only reason for letting the caravan in is that we should be tolerant, but why. If you illegally emigrate to Mexico, for example, they will through you out for any reason that they want to including, if you are against their national views also known as whenever they want. While sending the military may be a bit extreme the measures being taken are a step in the right direction to start to fix the immigration problem in America.

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  • Maria from Texas

    There will be many people in this illegal forced entry that are likely to be criminals. The mexican government has refused to control this multitude from coming to US and that is totally unacceptable. Many, if not most, of these people are not really seekig assilum , but finding a way to illegally come into the US without penalty. This influx of people is happening in an uncontrolled manner. And that will not bring anything good. It will also cause a financial, social and political burden on US citizens.

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  • Gianna from Florida

    We are a country supposably against crime, but yet want to commit a crime by allowing undocumented citizens in the country? No other country allows undocumented citizens to breeze through so why do we have to be the first? We have laws established so let’s follow them.

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  • Juan from Texas

    The president of the United States did the right thing by sending the army to the border to confront possible threats to American sovereignty, but something that the democrats and the left must know as well as the republicans and the right is that the army isn’t there to engage in military action, the army was placed there as logistical support for the current border patrol agents who aren’t enough to stop a caravan made up of thousands. The army is well equipped and well prepared to deal with these type of situations in a non lethal way.

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  • Jennifer from New Jersey

    Recently a caravan of people from other countries, Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala, have been leaving thier country to try to go to either Mexico or America for better lives with less violence and more opportunities. As a response of many of the immigrants trying to get into America Trump has sent the military to defend the Mexican border against asylum seekers. I agree with this decision. I agree that the people seeking asylum do deserve to have better lives that are more secure but there is too many people that are trying to enter this Country illegally all together and that’s not right. Immigrants that want to come into America should do it the right way, legally. People can’t just come whenever they want, they need to be stopped.The way that they are trying to enter is not legal and should be stopped and with the help of the military placed at the border the people could be stopped.

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  • victoria from New Jersey

    I do agree with President Trump’s decision to send the military to defend the mexican border against asylum because within Trump being the President it’s his job to protect our country, and that’s protecting our country because it wont let in people that are illegal to come in. I believe Trump should send them all back to their country and if they would like to come to our country they should come the correct way anf file the appropriate paperwork. Noting against people looking for asylum but they cant come in the way they are coming and they are breaking the law they need to come in the proper way and file the proper paperwork just like our families did many years ago. There are people that waited five years for the paperwork to be approved and that years ago so if they want to come to our country they need to file the correct paperwork and come in the legal way.

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  • celia from New Jersey

    I don’t agree with president Trump’s decision to send the military to defend the Mexican border because it’s unnecessary. Their is no reason to send an enormous amount of troops to defend the Mexican border. Their are already troops their protecting the border. Also , these immigrants are just seeking better lives for their family’s. There are no jobs where they live , so they are giving up everything to live in america. These families are also being threatened by gang members. They are not a threat. They are normal human beings , just seeking better lives and to keep their family’s safe. There’s no need to send 5,000 military troops to protect the border , when they should be protecting the people coming in.

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  • Kendall from Florida

    We can’t just let anyone come in as they please. It is Trump’s job to ensure that the border is actually controlled and if the military is how he has to do it then that is how it must be enforced.

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  • Annie from Texas

    I agree with President Trump’s decision to send the military to defend the Mexican border against asylum seekers. Although Trump has made his opinions on immigrants clear, “They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re bringing rapists”, I do not agree with his generalization of these people. They are seeking asylum against crime, rape, and other dangers their home holds. I do, however, think this is a national border crisis. Only because of the number of people, a massive 4,000 migrants traveling towards our border. Border Patrol alone cannot handle the surplus of people coming its way.
    The California wildfires are a national crisis. Yes, we have firefighters who put out these fires, but with the rapidly spreading fire, it is necessary to call for assistance. In no way are the majority of these migrants as dangerous as a wildfire, but their great size is comparable to one. Border Patrol does not have the facilities to process the migrants traveling to our border as of right now. Assistance and help are a must in a situation like this.
    Most of these people do not fit the cruel stereotype that President Trump makes them out to be. They are scared, tired, and seeking refuge. Refuge that America barely has space and time to provide for so many people on such short notice. The truth is that Trump must put America first before others, that is his job.

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  • Alison from Virginia

    I agree with the president’s decision. It is his job to protect our country. However, it is more than just protecting the American people, it is also about sending a message: other countries need to know that we are a sovereign nation with defined borders. Trump’s message should convey that well. Though not all of these immigrants are terrorists or rapists or murderers, some are. The caravan has reached the Mexican border, and even the people in Mexico agree that they do not want those people in their country. I am not anti immigrant by any means. I know that this is a country of immigrants. However, if you wish to immigrate, you must do so legally, which these people have stated they have no intention of doing. An invasion can be defined as ‘an unwelcome intrusion into another’s domain.’ This is exactly what this is and what these people wish to do. Yes, it is sad, but we must put our own country first; and if sending the military is what will keep OUR country safe, then that is what should be done.

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  • Cali from Ohio

    these immigrants are from Venezuela, which is PAYING for them to come here. It is the president’s job to keep his people safe from those that are going to harm them, and that is what exactly these people are going to try to do.

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    these immigrants are from Venezuela, which is PAYING for them to come here. It is the president’s job to keep his people safe from those that are goin…

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    • Rylee from New Mexico

      I highly doubt that Venezuela is paying people to come and harm Americans on our home soils, that is blatant proxy war and wouldn’t be tolerated, especially by Trump, I believe Immigration should be reformed so that it is easier to be here legally so that the incentive of illegal immigration can be mostly eliminated.

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      I highly doubt that Venezuela is paying people to come and harm Americans on our home soils, that is blatant proxy war and wouldn’t be tolerated, espe…

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  • tanmya from Texas

    yes- because here’s the thing. in the migrant caravan, not all of them are applying for asylum. some are still trying to smuggle in illegally. they could be bringing drugs or weapons, and that’s what Trump is afraid of. he does want the border to be chaotic when the huge caravan tries to come in. technically, he’s not sending the military to stop just asylum seekers… he’s sending them to stop the whole caravan, which includes illegal immigrants who are not applying for asylum, and that’s really what he’s trying to protect our country from, because they could bring potential danger to us.

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  • Jonathan from California

    The President’s job is to protect the United States from any threats foreign and domestic. Stopping the caravan is therefore part of his job. If the migrants want to come to this country then they should do it legally and not by breaking our laws. There is no excuse for breaking the laws of the country you want to enter and make a life in. Especially, if you are waving your own country’s flag and burning the flag of the country you want to get into. I am sorry, but I do not have any sympathy for these people considering what we have seen and heard from them in the past few weeks.

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  • Nicole from Pennsylvania

    Trumps actions are dignified, their job is to protect the American people which means they should definitely send troops to secure the borders so we stay safe against any opposing threats. We need to keep the American people safe and if people are fleeing its clear there is a threat that needs to be taken care of in order to protect us.

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  • Kayla from California

    If we allow these migrants into the country with open arms it can cause the people who are citizens of the US and were born here to have even less chance of obtaining work, therefore increasing our unemployment rate dramatically. I may not be a Trump supporter but I do agree with him on this. The caravan is not going to prosper from this trek, they have betrayed their own countries so there is a great possibility that they will be exiled and possibly even killed upon attempting to return to their home country and if they continue to our borders and attempt to come into the US our troops are going to end up having to use force causing great bodily injury to many of the members of the caravan. So i feel that sending out military troops to assist our border agents is absolutely necessary to help keep the citizens of our country safe and secure. I feel sorry for the caravan, mostly because they are trying to come to our country due to escape bad conditions and awful conditions, but our country has enough unemployed “CITIZENS” that were born here or obtained citizenship legally, that we cannot afford for some 7,000 immigrants to enter just to higher the unemployment rate and put more people into the life of poverty. If we allow this our citizens of America could possibly become the minority in OUR OWN COUNTRY!!!!

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  • Steven from Maryland

    If I was the president of the United States, I would seriously consider sending troops to the border because of the migrant caravan. I do not believe most of these immigrants are necessarily bad people plotting to destroy America, but with any massive influx of foreign people entering our country, comes a question. How are we going to handle all of these people? It is necessary to send additional manpower to make sure these people follow the law in coming to America and not just barge in and overwhelm the surrounding area. The troops are not necessarily being sent to mow down large crowds of vagabonds. They are just being sent to ensure that violence doesn’t occur, and that these people do respect the laws we have in place.

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    If I was the president of the United States, I would seriously consider sending troops to the border because of the migrant caravan. I do not believe …

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  • Jonah from Texas

    I agree with the President simply for the fact that our national security is one of the most important things to protect for all American citizens. I am all for letting people from other countries come into our nation but they need to do it legally. Immigrants appear much more happy when they do not feel worried of being deported because they came illegally. They feel secure just like any other American citizen. I know they come here for a better life but it should not take away from the citizens who are here legally and did work hard to make themselves legal and thrive in this nation. Protecting American citizens is always a top priority.

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  • Marina from Nevada

    It is a good idea that Trump sends troops out there to protect the border. So many things can possibly happen and things may get out of control and it’s better to safe with protection out there.

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  • Kathryn from New York

    I agree with President Trump’s decision to send troops to the border because it is his job to protect the
    American people against any threat to our safety. Although these immigrants most likely pose no dangerous threat to the U.S. allowing them to enter could open a flood gate for potential terrorists and drug traders to come into this country. Therefore, it is necessary to send in the troops for extra protection to ensure that the problem is put to rest at it’s weakest point so that it will not become a much larger threat in the future. It is part of President Trump’s job as president to maintain an orderly government. An influx of undocumented people entering the country could disrupt the economy and job market for many Americans. Unfortunately it is not just a few people that are trying to escape the violence of their homeland, it is thousands and thousands. The U.S. would need a lot more time to prepare for that large of a surge of immigrants. However, I do believe that there should be a faster and more efficient system for immigrants to be admitted into the U.S. so that we can supply aid to people that are less fortunate than us.

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    • Faith from Georgia

      It drives me crazy when all people can argue against this case is, “They’re seeking asylum from their lives in Mexico” and “They are separated from their children!” I believe that these arguments are very shallow, even if they are true. Many Democrats argue these points but it’s funny because they also are the ones having to support these illegals by paying for their illegal stay in America. Even if they do get sent to jail for crossing the border, America STILL loses because we pay for them in our jails too. They get free room and board because we pay for it. So for all the people who are angry at me right now, I have a question for you. “Since you are so concerned with these people’s situation and are pushing for change, how many immigrants have YOU personally taken into YOUR home and helped?” Most likely, they answered “None”. If they didn’t, they either lied or tried to avoid the question. This means that Democrats have a double standard, and are so willing to point fingers and scream “YOU AREN’T HELPING THE PEOPLE WHO ARE SEEKING ASYLUM!” but they aren’t willing to take one into their homes themselves.

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      It drives me crazy when all people can argue against this case is, “They’re seeking asylum from their lives in Mexico” and “They are separated from th…

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    • Marisol from California

      Although it is the president’s job to protect the country it is also his job to help those in need in the United States such as the people that flood the streets in Los Angeles. People need government changes for opportunities to join the work force. Yes, the country must be protected, but so should the citizens in it that suffer from severe living conditions. Even if undocumented people were to cross the United States they would not count in the work force and if they did they would improve it not the other way around. The reason for this being is that undocumented people would buy more American products and they take most of the jobs that most Americans employed or not would take such as picking fruits in the fields for long treacherous hours and minimal pay. These jobs would not be filled if theses hard working people were not desperate enough to get a better living which would then increase the price of food and decrease the supply. Therefore, the problem is not that immigrants are coming in but that they aren’t being paid enough and credited for their work.

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    • Camille from New York

      They merely “seek” asylum. They very well won’t just take it. And sending troops is a drastic measure that demonstrates that America intends to act with violence.

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  • thomas from Michigan

    With terrorism being a major threat to our country, we need to know who comes in and out. I think it’s very smart of President Trump to make our borders secure.

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    • Briana from Texas

      I understand that the caravan is here to find shelter, but not everyone has the same intentions as others. Being careful and precocious is the best measurement to be taking right now.

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    • Nyah from Texas

      I get what you’re saying, however, innocent people are being tear gassed and I know everyone has seen those horrifying images. The majority of immigrants are not here to harm anyone, they are just escaping to live a better life. Also this country was stolen from Native Americans in the first place and unless you were shipped here against your will to be sold into slavery, your family came as immigrants, so I disagree with the use of armed forces.

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      I get what you’re saying, however, innocent people are being tear gassed and I know everyone has seen those horrifying images. The majority of immigra…

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    • Daniela from Georgia

      No, it’s many good people trying to come in the US looking for better opportunities. It is so unfair that people who were lucky enough to be born in the US don’t take advantage of the benefits and others are out here dying to have what citizens have!!!

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      No, it’s many good people trying to come in the US looking for better opportunities. It is so unfair that people who were lucky enough to be born in…

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    • Dean from California

      Anyone has the right to enter the United States of America. It’s essential to have security and protection along the borders of our country, especially from major terrorist threats. As long as it’s done legally, there is no problem at all to enter into the country.

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      Anyone has the right to enter the United States of America. It’s essential to have security and protection along the borders of our country, especia…

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    • Morgan from Nebraska

      I do agree with Mikeisha that most people are coming here to better their lives. But if we want to go to their country we have to do it legally. We go through security and have passports. We don’t go to live illegally even with intentions of becoming legal. If people wanted to come to America, then they need to go through the proper channels. There are people to help others move here legally and have beautiful lives. It is all about using the proper channels and not going against the law.

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      I do agree with Mikeisha that most people are coming here to better their lives. But if we want to go to their country we have to do it legally. We go…

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    • Mikeisha from Louisiana

      Although that might be true about terroism, I do not believe Hispanic individuals are risking there lives to attack America. Some of them simply want to change their life for better. If anything, it’s the individuals in America that are concidered terroist to their own country. So Trump it wasting people’s time and America’s money.

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  • Victoria from Pennsylvania

    I disagree with President Donald Trump because the Military don’t need to be involved and the Military has problems of their own because they need to pay attention to what other countries are doing and who will try to come after us.

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    • Joel from Illinois

      A big problem in America is immigration. It needs to be controlled. So if they can stop it let them, They always don’t need to worry about other countries, we need to focus on are self too.

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      A big problem in America is immigration. It needs to be controlled. So if they can stop it let them, They always don’t need to worry about other coun…

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    • Cade from Illinois

      We have plenty of US Military to focus on more than one thing like illegal immagrants. Our military will do what the president asks of them weather it be going to another country or protecting our borders from illegal immagrants.

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      We have plenty of US Military to focus on more than one thing like illegal immagrants. Our military will do what the president asks of them weather i…

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    • Dinah from Illinois

      Yes, there are further more important things we should focus on to better our country.

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    • Amanda from Oregon

      The U.S military should not be “protecting” our borders. Trump and his supporters are preaching that people need to come into the country legally. The people traveling up to the border are only trying to seek asylum to get into the country. Seeking asylum can take 10+ years for you to become a U.S citizen. I did originally think that it was the right decision to have Military units at the border to keep things safe. All the “protecting” the Military has done is shot tear gas on men, women, families, toddlers, and babies for doing what? Seeking asylum. They were doing absolutely nothing wrong but trying to get into the U.S.A legally. After I saw this act of hate all over the news, I no longer believe that the Military is “protecting” our country, but rather hurting other people. The Military can and does protect us but this is not one of the circumstances that needs there help. Lastly, remember how the U.S.A got to how it is today. The Europeans came here, raped and murdered the Native Americans, claimed this land as their own and now the U.S.A is suddenly “The Land of the Free”? Now we won’t let anyone else into our country? Doesn’t sound too free to me.

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    • Griselda from Texas

      I disagree with president Donald Trump
      because I think this is nonsense, immigrants are who did this country a better place. Why harm others from another country??? Because of their religion or because of their color !? Every body is a human being and I dont think that they shoup be treated right. I don’t think that he would of like
      others treat him like that. Because of immigrants we have different cultural foods. President Trump can’t regret that their food isn’t good. What did those person ever did to President Donald Trump?? We wouldn’t have lots of thing that we use now in day if It wasn’t for immigrants. I think that’s the reason that he is usually not respected that much, if he wants some respect from immigrants treat them good. Gibe tjem a chance to male this world a better place. Lots of lifes have been lost these past days because because of them trying to get a better life for their children and for themselves. How can a human being do such thing to another person. Sending military to hurt other people. My mother has always thaught me that ”Everybody is a human and you should treat them just as you want them to treat you. She has always been a great example for me. She’s an immigrant, bit she came apl the way over to USA ,Tx because she knew had suffer alot in Mexico and she didn’t wanted that for me and my siblings. She wanted us to take that chance and be someone in life. Our past President, Barack Obama was a great person and he still is he’s is the person where you could find peace in the world. He is the person who didn’t care about your color or your race or religion. He accepted you just how you are. In my opinion, if he was here he would never do such a bad thing like what President Donald Trump is doing .

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    • Warren from Idaho

      The branch of the military that has been sent to reinforce the border is the National Guard. That branch has no business in any other part of the world except within America borders, so defending those borders makes perfect sense and is exactly the sort of thing that the Guard was created for.

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  • Victor from Virginia

    No, i think trump shouldn’t send military to guard and patrol the border because there is no reason to hes already planning on putting a wall why go further with this its already upsetting thousands of families. Also why treat other people so poorly when they are just looking for better job opportunities i think it is just very dehumanizing there is no need to put more security out for people on the border.

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    • Elizabeth from Rhode Island

      Why is protecting our borders dehumanizing? What’s dehumanizing is letting United States citizens, especially veterans, live on the streets in squalor, in poverty. What President Trump is doing is protecting our country and letting citizens come first- which is his legal duty and responsibility to this country.

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  • Hayden from Virginia

    If we were really “home of the free” and asaccepting as we claim to be then we wouldn’t be turning asylum seekers away. They are ASYLUM SEEKERS. We have no reason to “protect against” them. The whole process has been warped beyond belief and honestly I don’t understand why people would leave their home country in fear of being killed when they’re facingthe same dangers here.

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    • Nathan from California

      I strongly agree. These people are not posing any military threat, so the military presence is completely unjustified.

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  • Katie from Pennsylvania

    I don’t agree with his decision. There is already protection there at the border so all the military forces are doing is creating more aggression between the US and Mexico. Also Trump should not be using our military troops to do those types of things. If he wanted to have more protection than is already there then I believe that he should have a new force in training for that.

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  • Kamryn from California

    I don’t believe that Trump is justified in his action. I feel that the immigrants from the other countries are not a threat to the US and that he is overreacting.

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  • Harrison from California

    The military has bigger problems than to worry about having to defend the borders against people who are not a threat

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  • Lucy from California

    I disagree with the decision to send Troops to the border. I do think that something needs to change in our immigration system and that it is not fair for people who have gone through a lot to get papers to have to wait for years, but I don’t think that the military is the solution. The military only increases tension on the border between border control and the troops, the military and the migrants, and also increases the likelihood of violence as we saw with the tear gas. Furthermore, the military is not going to discourage many of these migrants who have already risked their lives and their families lives to get to the border. Many of them have nothing but their lives to lose and are clearly willing to risk them. They have come to the border because the odds of them surviving in their own countries are slim, so the US has an obligation to provide some kind of safety and security for those people rather than shutting them out because we are worried about some economy fluctuation. Lives are more important and can’t fluctuate as the economy and jobs do. Our border is not going to fall apart because of this caravan, in fact giving these people asylum would stop some of the conflict happening directly on the border and allow for some real conversations about what the best step is for both countries considering that many of our agricultural workers, specifically in California, are migrants who need to cross the border every day to get here. Overall, yes something has to change, but the Troops aren’t going to do that.

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  • Arjun from California

    The military has no purpose in assisting the Border Patrol in forcing the return of migrants to their home countries. It is also immoral for the United States to make it so difficult for people to escape violence, because we are supposed to be the country that people go to in order to restart their lives and provide a better future for their families. If European immigrants can do it, there’s no reason we should reject Central Americans. Also, there’s something called the National Guard, which is much better suited to this type of task. If we’re going to use the military for everything, why have the National Guard?

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    The military has no purpose in assisting the Border Patrol in forcing the return of migrants to their home countries. It is also immoral for the Unite…

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  • Max from California

    It is a complete overreaction to send troops. These immigrants aren’t coming with weapons, or with the intent to hurt anyone at all. They are seeking better lives. While we can’t let in everyone, though it would be excellent if everyone who wanted to come could come, it is totally blown out of proportion to send in troops.

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  • Abby from Illinois

    I think that Donald Trump went a little overboard when he sent the Military to the boarder. I mean I’m sure in the heat of the moment, Mr. Trump was doing what he thought was right at that time. I just wish that there was something else he could’ve done. Another thing that is something that shouldn’t have ever happened is the tear gas. I understand that we don’t want any illegal immagrants to come into the US because we don’t want them taking our jobs and taking our lives. Yet that is the reason they are trying to come into the US for. They want a better life for themself and maybe even their kids here in the US. I know that they might come in and take your job, but there is a lot jobs being made every single day. We don’t want them to be illegal, and I understand that. So maybe we need to focus on them and make the process to become a legal citizen faster than it is. That is why people are forcing themselves in here because they have waited so long to become a citizen. Anyway, Mr. Trump didn’t need to use the tear gas because that could’ve hurt many people. There are a million things to do in the US and there are a million choices to make in a life time. I just think that this one little choice Donald Trump made, should’ve been more considerate, therefore it might not have been this big of a deal.

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  • Audrey from Illinois

    I believe that it was a little excessive for Trump to be sending troops to the border. We have bigger and better things to be worrying about right now in our country. The kids were no adding any harm to our country all they’re looking for is a safer place to live their life, the parents they’re just trying to find a home for their kids where they don’t have to worry about them every second. I get sometimes where the President comes from but some of his actions and or decisions are not the best, I know some immigrants coming into our country can be harmful but he needs to realize not all of them are that way.

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  • Noah from Michigan

    I feel like adding a military presence to the border will just add tension that isn’t needed when we could send more people down there to make the process of immigrating move along at a better pace. Some of the arguments against the immigrants based on false or exaggerated information. For example, “when they come here they will be getting welfare and free health care”, this statement is false given that most legal immigrants aren’t eligible for welfare let alone illegal immigrants. The reason many people are even saying that immigrants get welfare is because of a post on facebook that went viral. Another argument is that, “they are destroying the economy and stealing jobs”, this again is false with, as a matter of fact, the opposite effect. most immigrants, both legal and illegal, come into the country to work horrible wages that U.S. citizens statistically don’t even apply for, just look at what happened when they decided to crack down on illegal immigrants in the south east, crops were left to rot in the field because there was nobody to harvest them causing prices on produce to go up hurting the economy. With all of this going on I feel like Immigrants benefit the United States.

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  • Imani from Maryland

    A lot of the people in the caravan are women and children who are wanting to escape the harsh realities that make up their home countries. In no way does that sound threatening or harmful to American or Mexican communities. Each and every migrant should at least have the opportunity to apply for asylum without having to wait exorbitant time frames, like how they’re doing right now in Mexico. They’re being tossed in horrific “shelters” with little food to go around. Forget the American way, as humans we shouldn’t allow such an injustice to continue on.

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  • Maya from California

    Trump should have not sent thousands of U.S. military troops to the U.S. Mexico border. He should have not done this because they have already hurt innocent families and children, and instead of hurting them we should be helping them. Most migrants are asylum seekers who are escaping very dangerous conditions in their homeland and needed to leave their homeland immediately. The U.S. should be doing their best to provide safety for these people and not creating more obstacles for them.

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    Trump should have not sent thousands of U.S. military troops to the U.S. Mexico border. He should have not done this because they have already hurt in…

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  • Nathan from California

    I believe that the military presence sends unnecessarily hostile message not only to the refugees and asylum seekers, but also to all Central and Latin American Countries. The caravan is unarmed and does not pose a military threat, therefore, threatening them with military engagement my stationing a military presence at the border is unwarranted.

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    I believe that the military presence sends unnecessarily hostile message not only to the refugees and asylum seekers, but also to all Central and Lati…

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  • Alexis from California

    I think that the U.S military should be focused on bigger problems instead of the border and people who have made a long a treacherous journey are met with hostility. The border patrol officers already have too many weapons(especially the tear gas) for people who are exercising basic human rights.

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    I think that the U.S military should be focused on bigger problems instead of the border and people who have made a long a treacherous journey are met…

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  • Maria from California

    I disagree with President Trump’s decision to deploy US troops to the border. The majority of the caravan is non-violent. They pose no direct threat. Most of the migrants just want better opportunities for themselves and their families. There are already border patrol agents who stop people from entering the country illegally. It is a waste of money to send troops to the border and unnecessary.

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  • Alisicia from Kentucky

    I disagree with President Trump’s decision. Even though, the immigrants are illegally; it doesn’t mean sending the military would be necessary. No ine shouldn’t have to feel threaten for freedom.

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  • Jane from Louisiana

    They do not want to hurt the United States. They want to seek asylum, which they have a right to do.

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  • Emily from Maryland

    The President’s extreme use of force in response to the refugee caravan on the southern boarder is uncalled for and expensive. America was formed at the hands of immigrants and our society would severely crumble without them. Refugees should have the right to seek asylum in the United States and President Trump’s response does not accurate represent the sentiment of all Americans. After the Trump administration separated families and kept children in facilities (highly decorated in propaganda) away from their parents, any attempts by the United States to deny refugees and asylum seekers basic human rights and respect should be fought in Congress and the Courts.

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    The President’s extreme use of force in response to the refugee caravan on the southern boarder is uncalled for and expensive. America was formed at t…

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  • Ashara from Georgia

    I disagree with President Trump’s decision to send an excessive amount of troops to the border. I disagree with this because many of the people at the border that were seeking entrance were hoping to do so looking for asylum, which is a legal way to cross our borders. Refugees and immigrants fleeing corruption, abuse, and lack of protection have constantly used this plea to enter our country in hopes of starting a new life here. In this instance of the Trump administration sending heavily armored troops to the border the situations were not handled accordingly. Instead of standing by our Declaration of Independence and the facts that we are a nation of immigrants the troops at the border harassed and fired chemical weapons across the border. As a nation who has time and time again shied away from international conflict, we may have created something larger than what meets the eye. Not only was this act an excessive abuse of authority, but it was morally wrong because tear gas was released upon women and small children who had done no wrong, and this wretched gas traveled miles away into the city affecting those who were no where near the scene. The moves made to stop this caravan have taken away the focus of the pressing matters of our country and has distracted the president and his administration from the problems that citizens face daily.

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    I disagree with President Trump’s decision to send an excessive amount of troops to the border. I disagree with this because many of the people at the…

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  • Ah'nisa from South Carolina

    I dont argree but a the same time he is trying to stop the immigration and mexico is at its wrong because its a UN law and its says ” when seeking assylum you must stop at the first country you come accross” . Meixco is at its wrong and So is trump for not lettig them enter the country.

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  • Jessica from Wisconsin

    There are people currently in our country who can’t go back where they came from. We need a path to citizenship for the people who are already here. Sending the military seems harsh and excessive, where people are searching for refugee and peace, not trying to disrupt it in the vast majority of situations.

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    There are people currently in our country who can’t go back where they came from. We need a path to citizenship for the people who are already here. S…

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  • Lea from California

    I think that people deserve a right to escape violence and seek asylum legally in a country like America that is built on immigrants. Furthermore, by sending American troops to the border in an attempt to discourage these asylum seekers from entering the country, in reality we are deterring them from entering the country legally, as they should be able to in order to apply for asylum. Instead, we force them to find other means, like illegal immigration, to escape violence and enter America, without the vetting and legal process in place for asylum seekers that would keep everyone involved safe.

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    • Audrey from Illinois

      I agree with the points you made, I added the fact that Trump could have went about the whole situation in a different way!

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  • Maura from Georgia

    Asylum seekers don’t need to be met with tear gas and guns. The need to be met with love, care, and assistance. They aren’t risking their lives for no reason. If all lives matter, then why don’t their’s?

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    • Rosalind from California

      I agree that asylum seekers should not be met with violence. I believe it is unnecessary for people who are just trying to get a better life to have to face tear gas and guns. The whole point of providing asylum is to help people who are leaving persecution in pursuit of a better life and shooting tear gas at asylum seekers is not beneficial.

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  • Angelina from Georgia

    The existence of boarder control has the purpose of keeping those seeking asylum within the facility or turning them away back across the boarder. Putting military at the boarder is unnecessary. Perhaps we need more officers present. But, having the military present gives citizens reason to fear these asylum seekers. It causes us to see them as something we have to protect ourselves from. When in reality, most, if not all, of these men, women, and children are not dangers to America.

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  • Karrington from District Of Columbia

    America is supposed to help people in less fortunate countries that need help. Turning our back on the world means turning our back on traditional American values.

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  • Isabella from Virginia

    As the president of the United States, Donald Trump has a duty as commander and chief to utilize the military in a way that is beneficial, cost smart and morally and economically correct. When analyzing his decision to send over 5,000 troops to the Mexico-American border we can look at motive. Trump states on twitter that he must “ask Mexico to stop this onslaught – and if unable to do so I will call up the U.S. Military and CLOSE OUR SOUTHERN BORDER!” Trump claims that the people walking to America are coming to lead a fierce attack and threaten the U.S. When in fact only 122 caravan members were caught illegally crossing the border, where as 401 requested asylum, proving that there will always be people trying to enter illegally but the majority of the people are just in desperate need to get escape their country and come to a supposably safer place.
    In addition to wrongly placed motive, there are many other urgant and relevant tasks that the military needs to perform everyday. Sending over 5,000 troops to guard against 2,000 caravaners is a large waste of manpower and resources. And once down there the military still has legal restrictions on what they can do while at the border which makes it unlikely the military will be able to do any meaningful tasks. Restrictions such as; no direct contact with the immigrants unless congress specifically authorizes it to be okay.
    So in conclusion, sending such a large amount of troops, or any troops at all, appears to be a waste of the United States resources. In doing so only seems to benefit Donald Trump in making it appear he is sticking to his guns and keeping his promise to crack down on illegal immigration, even if the majority of people do not plan on entering illegally.

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  • Bayley from Florida

    Everyone should have a chance to have better in life and i feel like trump is taking it to extreme with this.

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  • Rudy from New York

    I disagree with Mr. Trump’s decision because, our taxes should be going to things that are of actual threat like our poor infrastructure and mediocre education that actually need funding. These people are almost always harmless and are just looking for a better shelter, to present them with hostility is no way to great these people.

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  • Maggie from Virginia

    Be it that our country is founded by immigrants I find it completely irrational that there is so much of a negative stigma surrounding them. The use of military force prevent people who are trying to make a better life for themselves shows how this stigma effects our country’s actions involving immigration. As a whole our country should focus on making legal immigration more attainable so less people have to move to the US illegally.

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    Be it that our country is founded by immigrants I find it completely irrational that there is so much of a negative stigma surrounding them. The use o…

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  • Camille from Ohio

    Although there is the issue of allowing “illegal immigrants” (I personally do not like using that term) to enter into the United States, these people are making this journey because of the opportunities that they’ve heard about in the United States. They would not be fleeing into the United States if they thought that their situation would remain the same as it is now in Mexico. I understand the issue of allowing so many people into the country at one especially when most of them don’t have passports or are United States citizens, but is the use of military force necessary? How would it feel if you traveled miles and miles to reach a place where you hoped to be welcomed and feel safe, but when you got there were greeted by numerous people with deadly weapons that wouldn’t let you pass? The “terror” around immigrants in the United States is a very strange topic to me because most of the people that live in the United States now are descendants of immigrants who came to America a long time ago (and those who aren’t are descendants of Native Americans). Overall, Trumps decision to use military force against those who are trying to find a safe location to live is an immoral concept and should not be enforced.

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  • Daniyar from North Carolina

    The United States cannot pretend international law does not exist: the United States must follow it. It is clearly defined in Article 31 of the U.N 1951 Refugee Convention that:

    “The Contracting States shall not impose penalties, on account of their illegal entry or presence, on refugees who, coming directly from a territory where their life or freedom was threatened in the sense of article 1, enter or are present in their territory without authorization, provided they present themselves without delay to the authorities and show good cause for their illegal entry or presence.”

    and in the introduction, explaining:

    “This recognizes that the seeking of asylum can require refugees to breach immigration rules. Prohibited penalties might include being charged with immigration or criminal offences relating to the seeking of asylum, or being arbitrarily detained purely on the basis of seeking asylum.”

    Being prevented from entering the country with violent means is a clear violation of this, and separating children from their families and placing them in concentration camps (family unity is also defined in the convention as a right) is also a clear violation of international law.

    There is almost no more to be said. Any debate that the president of the United States wants to have should be directed to the United Nations, and they should be ready to face charges of human rights violations, as the rights of a refugee are indeed defined in Article 14 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights:

    “1. Everyone has the right to seek and to enjoy in other countries asylum from persecution.”

    It is worth bearing in mind that the conditions in which Latin Americans are fleeing are almost all the doing of the United States. Every single country of Latin America barring Costa Rica has been the victim of U.S imperialism, either through fascist dictatorship, military junta, terrorist war, genocide, economic robbery, and blockade. The fact that there are not more people fleeing Latin America is impressive. The United States has the moral duty in accepting its previous crimes and repaying Latin America by allowing refugees to come escape destruction done by the hands of U.S imperialism. However, President Trump continues the American Saga by denying thousands of people their basic human rights, a predictable but Biblically reprehensible action.

    There is often a contradiction when it comes to law: moral law, or law of the gods, and law of the state. For those who believe that the laws of the United States are to be upheld, it is worth taking a look at the Sophocles play “Antigone” to see what happens to those who violate the moral and ethical law of the gods.

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  • Bennett from Georgia

    While I think we should be aware of and react to large groups of people crossing our border illegally, I believe there exists more reasonable methods of action. Using military force because there is a group that is not close is a severe course of action.

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  • Adriana from Florida

    If someone is trying to come to America for a better life without constant danger, who are you to try and stop them?

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  • Makyah from Texas

    I believe Mr.Trump has good reasons to not let the immigrants into the USA but the pros outweigh the cons.He says it is to better our economy,he says it to “protect” The United State, but in reality is just telling any immigrant that they are not able to enter a country to better their lives as well as their children’s life. To even say they bring in gangs and drugs The United States of America has drugs and gangs all over so why tell them they can not enter because they bring them in the USA they are not here not and we still have them its not helping anything.Then adding the Military into the situation does not help the situation the military has deeper situations to worry about as well as why put our soldiers in danger of this? That is not an legitimate reason to do so then having them throw tear gas harming innocent women and children is not making the military look good or our country to look good because hes doing all of this to “protect’ us.I personally feel as if none of this should be happening nor needs to happen it digging a deeper hole for the USA.

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  • Jessica from New Jersey

    In my opinion, Trump should not restrict people’s rights to freedom and escaping to this country from their violent home country.

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  • Juan from Virginia

    It doesn’t seem necessary to send that many troops to the border. It’s okay to send some, but since the migrants are most likely harmless it is a waste of time and money to send that many troops. Also, the way they used tear gas on them also is inhumane.

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    It doesn’t seem necessary to send that many troops to the border. It’s okay to send some, but since the migrants are most likely harmless it is a …

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  • Nicole from Virginia

    I don’t agree with President Trump’s decision to send military support to the Mexican border. The main reason is because of the people that are included in the caravan. President Trump tweeted about there being unknown and dangerous criminals in the group of migrants, but in reality the caravan is made up of 5,000 men, women and children, trying to escape economic hardships, violence and oppression in their home countries. It is true that Guatemalan officials have claimed to have seized about 100 “migrants” traveling to the U.S. who have had previous ties to ISIS. Although it sounds dangerous to have potential ISIS members, that only makes up about 2 percent of the migrants coming to the U.S. The people in the caravan want to make it to the border to try and seek asylum so they can escape the dangerous state of their own country. Instead of separating military members from their families to guard our borders from a group of family migrants, the government should try and send more officials who specialize in asylum seeking affairs so that those who do qualify for asylum can obtain it quickly. This is a nation literally built on immigration and trying to prevent the inevitable will only waste time and resources and stain America’s international reputation.

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    I don’t agree with President Trump’s decision to send military support to the Mexican border. The main reason is because of the people that are includ…

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  • Juana from California

    While there is no denying the possible negative repercussions of admitting so many refugees, the fact of the matter is that their treatment is not only inhumane, but hypocritical. How can we ask that other countries trust our intentions when our military is used against unarmed civilians? This action does nothing to help ease tensions with other nations, the government spent decades proliferating the “American Dream”, now is not the time to go back on promises; its time to step and show that being American means coming from “the land of the free and the home of the brave.”

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    While there is no denying the possible negative repercussions of admitting so many refugees, the fact of the matter is that their treatment is not onl…

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  • Dahlia from California

    President Trump’s decision to send troops is unnecessary and horrifying. The acts that the military has since taken are equally appalling. The people are Asylum Seekers. They are escaping the problems of their countries, and America’s response is to send troops. America was built on immigrants, and it’s time people start acting like it.

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    President Trump’s decision to send troops is unnecessary and horrifying. The acts that the military has since taken are equally appalling. The people …

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  • Dee from New Jersey

    The President does not have the right to use the military on US soil. He would have to suspend ‘posse comitatus’ in order to use the military this way. This would be a big step, one not taken lightly in the United States.

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  • Alyssa from Florida

    By sending troops who are armed, to the boarder, Trump furthers the idea that immigrants are the main threat to this nation. These are people searching for opportunity and safety, yet they continue to be treated nothing more than a criminal. When the real criminals who roam our country slip through the cracks of our justice system. Time and time again, politicians push the notion that immigrants cause the most crime yet a study from 2015 in Texas says otherwise. Source from Cato Institute, showed for over-all crime, people born in america represented more than half the convicted crime rate compared to undocumented immigrants and nearly six times more when compared to legal immigrants. My point being, he can say his decision was based off the future of this country, but it was really based off of his personal feelings towards immigrants and acting out on it just because he has the resources to do so. In my opinion, as a president if your decision is based off of anything other than the genuine well being of this country, then it should not be happening.

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  • Eden from Michigan

    No, President Trump shouldn’t let the Military be involved in this. As a country, we don’t want to be known as keeping people out at all costs but be known for welcoming people in. Even though there may be bad people who want to come in, we should keep the innocent out who just want a better life in America. Plus, I think building a wall around the border is enough.

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  • Hislanda from New Jersey

    I disagree with President Trump’s decision to send the military to defend the mexican border against asylum seekers because those people that were trying to come in the United States probably felt threaten with 5,000 troops waiting for them at the border. The people that came in the Caravan walked for weeks, some with childrens and some in bad conditions. Most of those people walked all the way to the border so they can have a peaceful life for the first time. Its not right for thousands of people to rush into someones country like that but in their situation it is right. People wait years to get document and maybe 3 out of 10 get documents because those 7 people did not have enough money to get documents. Others are forced to marry people with documents in order to have a safer life. Donald Trump does not like to see others point of view. He only care about his perspective.

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    I disagree with President Trump’s decision to send the military to defend the mexican border against asylum seekers because those people that were try…

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  • Samantha from New Jersey

    I do no agree with President Trump’s decision to send the military to defend the mexican border against asylum seekers because this country was based and built by immigrants and we rise up with them. Instead of sending soldiers to the border that take money away from the taxpayers, send asylum professionals and medical teams to help them instead of harm and threaten them. They came in peace not hurting any person that was there or with them. President Trump’s assumption that the immigrants would have gang members and they would only come to hurt us would be wrong because they came in peace to get refuge and to reunite with there family. Sending the military to the Mexican border is in my opinion is not right and just plain wrong because the immigrants are no harm to us and they can help us grow better as a country.

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  • Gabby from New Jersey

    I disagree with Trump’s decision to send the military to defend the Mexican border against asylum seekers because it’s a waste of money and when someone runs away they want refuge from somewhere else, where they can be jubilant without a problem . I understand why Trump doesn’t want them because of gangs, criminals, but he should of done it in a civil way. Having money to send the military isn’t better because Trump could use the money for something else, like for schools, helping the poor. As well as, sending the military can bring fear to the people where they won’t feel welcome, thinking that America is the same as the country they are trying to flee from.

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    I disagree with Trump’s decision to send the military to defend the Mexican border against asylum seekers because it’s a waste of money and when someo…

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  • Dayanah from New Jersey

    I disagree with President Trump’s decision to send the military to defend the Mexican border against asylum seekers because, its a waste of money and time, and it is also unnecessary. In the two paragraphs on the main page after asking the question, it shows you why you should agree and why you shouldn’t. They want to leave their country for the better, instead of trying to harm our country. If they are sending unnecessary patrol, they will be wasting money. This is why I disagree with President Trump’s decision to send the military to defend the Mexican border against asylum seekers.

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  • Arianna from New Jersey

    I do not agree with Donald Trump´s decision because he already has border patrol at the border to stop illegal immigrants from coming into the country, he doesn´t need to send the US Army to the border. I also disagree with the fact that Trump does not want any immigrants to come into the country in the first pace. He should allow anyone to enter for ¨humanitarian reasons¨ and he should hear everyone out. Sending the military is completely unnecessary and will also cost a lot of money. To add on, the article says that the participants of the caravan are no treat to the US so there is no harm in letting them come in to hear what they have to say. Only then, he shall make the executive decision of whether they can stay or are being deported.

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  • Jeremy from Pennsylvania

    I believe President Trump’s decision to send troops to the Mexican border was over dramatic and unnecessary. Border Patrol agents have been handling issues at the border since its inception in 1924 and no doubt have dealt with larger influxes of migrants than this. It may be the military’s job to protect the United States from foreign threats, but the Border Patrol agents would have done a satisfactory job handling the situation in the most discreet way possible. It is difficult to choose one side on this topic because each side presents solid arguments that I support. I agree that immigrants should only be permitted to become U.S. citizens legally, but I also believe that Trump sending the military to the border was a ridiculous decision. I respect that he is taking any action necessary to protect the American people, but the attention being drawn to this situation would have been prevented by letting the Border Patrol agents handle it themselves.

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  • Rain from Pennsylvania

    I do not agree with the action of sending active duty military troops to the border. The appeal to sending troops to the border is that they are heavily armed and ready to help the border patrol in anyway necessary. For some this may seem like a fantastic idea however our military is not trained for situations such as unarmed immigrants trying to “invade” our country. These men and women are trained for lethal combat. The military was not meant to defend our border; they were trained to defend our nation in wars on foreign land. The action of deploying troops to the border is not only a waste of our military’s time, in which they could be training, but is a waste of money. And to further the absurdity of the matter the military at the Mexican border would not be sufficient enough to keep illegal immigrants out of the United States, for most illegal immigrants enter the country by sea. When a situation arises in which border patrol would require additional support then more border patrol officers should be hired and trained. Sending our military into a situation in which they are not familiar with is not fair to them, the illegal immigrants, or this country. Therefore in this matter, I believe that Trump has overrated to the given situation.

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  • Tyler from California

    These people are fleeing from problems in their countries. they have a right to safety and freedom too. We should help people who need our help.

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  • Connor from Virginia

    I do not agree with President Trump’s actions in sending the military troops to deal with the incoming caravan, because I feel sending 5,000 troops is overkill to dealt with this type of situation. According to The New York Times, the caravan initially started with 7,000 people and has recently shrunk to 3,500 and are still weeks away from reaching the United States. If the caravan keeps shrinking at this rate, there is no need to send 5,000 troops to the border. I understand there may be the need for maybe some military troops to deal with any serious threats that may occur and see why he would in case there any threats do not arise. But according to The New York Times, Trump has stated without evidence that “Middle Eastern” are joining the caravan to migrate to the U.S. and threaten our communities. This assumption without evidence is morally wrong and Trump should not be able to send troops and use this as a reason to justify his actions.

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  • Emily from Virginia

    I believe that President’s Trumps decision does have its pros but the cons outweigh them. First of all, the reputation of the USA has long been seen as a land of opportunity and diversity but with current conflicts the USA no longer seems like sympathetic and welcoming nation. The term Americans has been twisted into something that we were (and still are) proud of but it doesn’t seem to be much longer where that label becomes a negative connotation as it seems like we are unorthodox and cruel people, sending the migrants seeking asylum from violence just because they are from our neighboring country. As a diverse nation, many of us have roots and connections tracing back to said country and if we were in their shoes wouldn’t we be asking for the same? Because we are considered a superpower throughout nations we should be the ones to set a examples for other countries rather than showing the idea of pushing out people we think are the problem, rather than look at basic facts. They need help, and we can provide that.

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    • Warren from Idaho

      The central idea of your argument is fundamentally flawed. You portray the United States as having been a nation that welcomes immigrants with complete love and without a second thought up until recently. The reality is that the United States has always been extremely logical in whether or not it allows immigrants into the nation. Take for example the dawn of the 20th century. That was the height of the industrial revolution and millions of jobs were created so the demand for labor was extremely high. Because of this, the United States took a very relaxed policy on immigration in order to fulfill that labor demand. A few years later, in the 1920’s the need for labor was fulfilled and most Americans (including the ones that immigrated just a decade or two before) agreed that the U.S. need to take a much stricter stance on immigration. This resulted in immigration basically being shut down until the late 70’s. As of recent we have reintroduced weak policy regulating immigration, only this time, there is no labor demand. In fact, we have the opposite issue, a labor surplus. This is do to the automation of virtually all unskilled labor and much of the skilled labor industry. Importing millions of workers who will be competing with American works for scare jobs will be harmful to our economy and is inconsistent with past policy on this issue.

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  • Shazad from California

    I think the President sending troops is a major waste of tax money and the time of our soldiers. As a civilized and industrialized country, we should be willing to help those in danger. A country’s reputation does not represent the citizens. At the end of the day, we are humans and everyone deserves to live equally no matter of their race, religion, sexuality and skin color.

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  • Makayla from Alabama

    I understand the need for stopping people from illegally coming into the United States when other families have been waiting possible years for the opportunity, but it does not justify the fact that he sent so many troops. These people of Mexico do not pose as big of a threat to have as many troops at the border standing guard.

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    • Elizabeth from Rhode Island

      Even if that was so, why take the risk? Why under support and protect the border? It’s better to be safe than sorry, better to have thousands of troops to protect than not having enough and letting the situation get out of control. Once it gets out of control, it’ll be harder than going the extra mile now and ensuring safety.

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  • Grace from Virginia

    I do not agree with President Trumps decision to send the military to defend the national borders. I think it is unnecessary to send the military and is a waste of taxpayer money, these are the types of situations the border patrol agents have trained for and I think they are more than capable of handling it on their own in a peaceful manner. I also believe that it is unfair for Trump to put labels on everyone in the caravan calling them criminals and saying they are a threat to our national security because he has no proof that anyone is bad, they are just trying to come to America for a better life. I think that not letting these people into our country is against what the US stand for, our country was built on immigrants and will continue to grow and become a better place with more immigrants in it.

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  • Patrick from Virginia

    I believe that President Trump is incorrect for calling in the military to the US border. Although I want to make it clear that it is unjust and simply difficult to just be able to allow illegal immigrants into the US. According to the United Nations statistics, in 2015, the US had 46,627,102 foreign born immigrants in the country. However, this does not mean that President Trump should just call in the military to “protect” the border, what exactly would they do? Attack the border and fight their way in? This would not make any sense for them to attack the country that could possibly give them salvation. I come from a family that had to illegally get their way into the US and what I know is that we are not dangerous, we would not force our way into a country if we were to be told we couldn’t. As well as I know that those people in the caravan aren’t people who would do harm because they come from a place that is dangerous, full of violence and crimes, unstable governments, and corrupt justice. I’ve seen it with my own eyes. Those people aren’t “stone cold criminals,” which President Trump used to describe the men, women, and children from the caravan.Why title and claim them as something they aren’t. Instead of spending time sending needless military the government should focus on a resolution to resolve the problems that could arise if they aren’t given entry, or if they could come up with a compromise.

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  • Dowon from Virginia

    Hi this is Dowon Suk from Virginia. I disagree with trumps decision on sending troops to the U.S. Border. Because thousands of Mexican Immigrants are moving into the U.S. for better opportunity to escape danger from their homeland, it was an appropriate move on their part. If I was in the position of them, where I am threatened for life, even if it is illegal to come into the U.S. Border without consent, I think everyone here in the U.S. would do the same. I am sure some people from Mexico is dying on the way to U.S.A. So going back to Mexico will not only make them walk thousands of mile, if it is dangerous in Mexico right now, it is basically you going to suicide. Therefore even if people have waited many years to get the green card license to reside in the U.S. , it is no on their part that the people who want to immigrate are in life threatening moment. So I think it is totally appropriate.

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  • Noa from Virginia

    The caravan that arrived at the South US border was a caravan seeking asylym, the migrants were mostly women and children who were fleeing from their countries that are in the middle of a huge economic rut and are invested with gang violence. They’re trying to seek safety from the US, and not only is sending troops illegal, but it’s dangerous for those trying to seek safety. These reasons hereby qualify these people as asylum seekers and therefore are legally obligated to be admitted into the U.S. pending an immigration hearing. It is also morally wrong to do that. Think about it dude really??!

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  • Stephanie from Pennsylvania

    We have border patrol for a reason. They should be able to handle it themselves. And if they cannot, what needs to happen is a strengthening of the border patrol. Whether that be through more training or recruiting more people to the job, it needs to be done if the border is so insecure Trump thinks he needs the military, which he shouldn’t need anyway if border patrol is working how it should. Also, why can we not handle the issue like Mexico? Mexico did not need to send 5,200 members of the military to their border to shut it down. Even though they didn’t get everyone, they can still go after the people who crossed the border at a later point. Sure, even still many will make it to the American border, but the end goal is to get to America, so we get the ones we can and hunt down any others we miss later. If you’re found to be an illegal immigrant at any point in America, I’m pretty sure you can get deported, and if that generally does not end up happening as an article suggested, I would say we do need stricter laws there so more people who are illegal are deported, but we definitely don’t need 5,200 members of the military at the border.

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  • Beza from Maryland

    I believe that Trump does have the right to send troops to protect any of America’s land, but he should also show compassion and mercy to asylum seekers. We as a nation can be strong and powerful without being cruel and cold.

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  • Madilyn from Utah

    Sending troops is a waste of taxpayer dollars. Instead, we should either let border patrol take care of the situation, or come up with a better solution.

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  • rachel from Kentucky

    No, I don’t agree with Trump’s decision to send the military to defend the borders. I just don’t get why he’s so against immigrants, he should want more people to come in our country and become legal American citizens. I also don’t like how he’s handling the situation considering he’s having people gassed to keep them away.

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  • Lara from Virginia

    I do not agree with Trump’s decision to send the military to the borders. I think this decision was very unnecessary, because there are already law enforcement officers there. The Military is doing necessary force. People try to cross the border to better not only their lives, but possibly their child’s life too (if they have a child). T

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  • Jax from Michigan

    Just because there are a lot of people coming to the border, doesn’t deserve 5,000 soldiers. Sure , Maybe some of them are violent, but 5,000 soldiers seams like just a few to many. Also, don’t we have something called border patrol. We just need to let them do their job and we will be fine. If anything we just need a few troops not 5,000

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  • Kacy from Arkansas

    I don’t believe that Mr. Trump really has a valid reason for his doing, his reasons are logical.

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  • Crystal from Pennsylvania

    I personally think sending troops to the border is over dramatic and inhumane. These people are fleeing to our country in the hopes of finding refuge and safety. How does America react? We send troops to the border to keep these people out by any means necessary. These people should have a chance to enter our country legally. Americans take for granted the safety and security we have everyday, and it has made us become insensitive to everyone facing famine and diseases everyday.

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  • Jade from Pennsylvania

    I believe that it is justified that troops have been sent to the border. But, I believe it should only be sent for the right reasons. I think that the military should be placed there only for the protection of citizens of the United States. Also for the protection for people who are fleeing. Therefore I believe that it is okay that the troops are being sent, but only for the rightful reasons of the protection of human beings. Asylum seekers should have to go through the process of becoming a citizen. But should only be allowed entry as a rightful citizen. Soldiers would be protecting the border from harmful gangs and violence that could potentially be entering the U.S. It is silly to not allow people in who are seeking asylum, but it is silly not to take precautions needed to have that protection.

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  • cheyenne from Pennsylvania

    I do not believe that troops should have been sent in response to the Mexican caravan. Although I can see the risk that a bunch of undocumented people entering the United States can cause, I believe that there has to be a better solution. The people that are fleeing are fleeing for good reason. They are trying to get away from a place which is overridden with poverty, famine, and crime. Some are trying to just make a better life for their families and to be met with armed troops is inhumane. I believe that if he was to send anyone it should be someone who can help.

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  • Kimberly from Pennsylvania

    President Trump’s action when he sent the troops to the border may have been what he thought was best, but I believe that border patrol could handle the situation without making the situation bigger by sending the troops down there. Here in America no matter how many troops we send down to the border we are required to let asylum seekers into the United States. If they are running from their home country because it is unfit to live there, then I believe that we should at least give them a shelter until they attend their immigration hearing. All in all I think Trumps’ action was slightly over reactive, and we should try and help as many people as possible until they’re proven to be bad people.

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  • Raylene from Pennsylvania

    No, I don’t agree with Trump’s decision of him sending the military to the border. Sending the military down is just pushing more aggravation on the problem and making it a more bigger issue than it already is. The military is there for national and world wide safety, not just for one particular area for one particular problem.

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  • Jesse from Kentucky

    America is meant to be the land of opportunity. We hear about the “American Dream” where people come to America to make a better life for themselves. However, I question whether this dream is supported anymore in the United States. Refugees want to take advantage of this opportunity but are restricted by the American government. Whether it is physically keeping refugees out, or making the application almost impossible to fill out, the American government continuously contradicts the original idea of being the land of opportunity. I disagree with President Trump, and I don’t believe the refugees are getting enough help from the American government. The conditions that these refugees are put through in their home counties are unhealthy and unsafe. To make matters worse, they cannot get help from this country that is meant to be open to everyone trying to live a better life. Not only does America not help, but Trump also separated families and is putting the refugees in a worse situation. I believe America should return to its original ideas of opportunity and acceptance.

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  • Bella from Kentucky

    I think that the decision to send the military to defend the border is a terrible idea. With all of the issues with illegal immigration, sending troops to the border, just causing more chaos, is not a good idea. With there already being border patrol, the more people they send to protect the border will just cause more craziness.

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  • Kim from Kentucky

    I hate seeing families getting separated and I don’t think it needs to become a bigger family. I don’t agree with Trump sending the military because there are many people that need a better place to live. There should be other, better regulations that can help people and even trap the people who are bad enough. There are thousands of people who need to flee from their home because they can’t live there anymore, and instead go to the place they think will be safe and gain more opportunities.

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  • Sarah from Kentucky

    Sending the military to defend the Mexican Borders is wrong and I do not believe that it should happen. Our counrty is already in enough debt that we don’t need to be paying for something that is legal which is seeking asylum. The people only wants what is best for themselves and not to get in anybodys way.

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  • Genna from Kentucky

    I think that Trump should not send troops to the US border. I believe that if people are truly that scared for their lives then they should have a fair opportunity to leave their current countries. It could become chaotic with many people without papers, however, if the government focused more on taking care of theses people in a time of need and less on the border patrol, more lives could be saved.

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  • Isabella from Kentucky

    I believe it is not right that Trump kept the troops at the border that awaited the caravan, or asylum seekers. The caravan would not arrive for months and Trump proceeded to keep soldiers at the border, refusing their return home for Thanksgiving to be with their families. Back to the original subject however, I believe that by refusing asylum seekers the right into our country, we are falling onto the wrong side of history once more. The earliest settlers came to this land and took their country away from them. Each and every one of us are immigrants, and when earlier ancestors came into this country from Europe they were told they had disease and would take our jobs. This country was founded off of immigrants.

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  • Carmen from Kentucky

    While I understand his reasoning behind it, I do not agree with President Trump’s decision to send the military to defend the Mexican border. I believe that the Border Patrol agents are more than capable of defending the border in a peaceful, civil way as they have done so for years now. For the most part, the asylum seekers who are at the border right now are non-violent. Their goal is not to force their way into the country, but simply find a safe place for themselves and their families to live.

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  • jamie from Pennsylvania

    No, I believe that President Trump has done the wrong thing. He is using our military to his own advantage and not thinking of anyone else. America is for people who want to start a new life and better themselves. There are many jobs in the United States and many places for these migrants to live and work. There may be a lot of people living in the United States now, but having these people come in can help our military grow, help build more jobs for people and many more things that are great for the U.S.

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  • Christian from South Carolina

    America, as we know it, was built on the backs of immigrants and slaves. While slaves are not relevant in this discussion, immigrants are. America has the nickname, “The Great Melting Pot”, yet we try as hard as we can to homogenize anything different. Immigrants are different and as leaders slowly realize that we cannot assimilate everyone and everything, they try to shut them out. America has always been a safe haven for immigrants seeking asylum; why are our gates closing now? The only reason I can think of is pride and prejudice, no pun intended. Trump has stated that “63,000 Americans since 9/11 have been killed by illegal aliens”. There have been 260, 473 homicides from 2002 to 2016. How can three percent of our population commit a quarter of all homicides committed in that time period? With real false news being spread by the leader of the free world, how can we stop prejudice from running rampant in the mind of an average American? First, there was the wall, then, a fence, and the troops, then regualr police officers, and now, the troops again. It’s not the outsiders we should worry about; it’s the poison already inside of us.

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  • Kenneth from Pennsylvania

    No. The concept of seeking asylum has been recognized as an unofficial right dating as far back as ancient Egyptians, Hebrews, and Greeks which all granted religious asylum in the past even 5000 years ago. Taken into terms of today, the people wanting to cross the southern border are not militant, nor are they wanting to cause civil discourse. They seek protection from their own government, and claiming to send the ground troops of on of the strongest forces in the world to defend against a group of refugees that seek asylum themselves is overly aggressive and unprofessional; even if it were necessary to send forces as a form of protection, the border patrol does not need nearly as massive a boost as it has gotten so far. And, the consequences of the actions have been seen already. Aug. 12, 1949 The Geneva Convention banned the usage of chemical/bio- weapons in war, for the effects they caused. It aimed to protect civilians from facing the repercussions of military actions in more ways than one, and the US, has violated some of the accords already if this were war. Currently, one third of the migrants, are being treated for medical complication. Time and time again quotes from the migrants – along with the efforts they make – show that they want to create a better future for themselves. The issue with the claim that they are to be protected against, for they are criminals is that if their purpose was to thrive off of criminality and make a living in that way, it is far easier to do that in a country in Middle America where crime is already much more frequent, much more viable, and rewards better for gangs. The people that want to cause trouble are already happy with causing it in their current environment since it was more profitable there. The people seeking asylum – by definition – are people that want to be protected, not protected against.

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  • LaCarr from Ohio

    I dont think the president should block the immigfants from coming to the US becasue after all America was fiunded on all mixes of people fromm all walks of life. Thats what makes us special. All majority of the immigrants are coming to escape the poverty, and crime from their country in order for their children to have a decent life.

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  • Monet from Virginia

    I disagree with president Trump, people flee from other countries in order to obtain the “American Dream”. The treatment of these people is disgusting and as American we must learn to treat others as our neighbors not our enemies.

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  • Brendan from Virginia

    With the surge of over 7,000 Central-American immigrants headed toward the U.S – Mexico Border, I can understand that there would be some concern for the security of our nation but I believe that president Trump’s decision to send troops to intercept their arrival is a mistake. The caravan, which began as a result of a large buildup of violence that started in 1980’s Honduras, left its members with no other safe choice but to move out. Understandably, going back to their home countries is not a preferred option at all and I think that it is important that we, as Americans, should embrace their call for liberty from persecution just as our own government was built upon the same ideals. That is not to say that we should allow all immigrants of the party to cross the border without meeting the proper requirements; the process for immigrants entering America should be met in full and those who attempt to bypass it should be met with appropriate consequences. Our border is important and I oppose immigrants illegally entering the United States, however, I do not think that sending troops to the southern border is necessary. Despite the magnitude of the group, the threat that it possess is little to none. There is also no evidence of drug trafficking or criminal activity within the group and a terrorist attack his hardly considerable. The majority of immigrants belong to families who simply want a life that is free from the violence of their home countries. I don’t find that unreasonable at all. Take the instance when the immigrants met the Mexican border patrol just south of California for example; though the event was chaotic, it lacked violence by the caravan members. To reject the immigrants would be to say that the United States doesn’t care about people who are in such a need. I understand that our resources are not infinite but accepting the immigrants is the right thing to do. It is what our country was built to stand by; to stand up for and give a voice to the oppressed. I think that the military is the wrong group to send and would be an overly aggressive position to take in the situation. Instead there should be aid workers who can help the caravan members enter the United States the right way. If sending the military can be avoided, then the U.S would not only save itself from the costs of transporting and housing soldiers at the border, but the possibility of the use of violence and perhaps a national catastrophe.
    However, the people who seek asylum need help and I believe that it is our duty as a powerful nation that was founded on the principles of freedom, to aid those who seek liberty from violence and abuse. The President should not close the border, to the souls seeking asylum, granted they abide by our rules and regulations in becoming U.S citizens and we help them do so. I simply believe that America is seeing this caravan as a threat that it isn’t.

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  • Amanda from Virginia

    I don’t think that spending tax payer money on a minute issue like this can be justified. This caravan of migrants is simply seeking refuge in America, and we have historically been known as the land of opportunities. Why wouldn’t we grant these asylum seekers, people in need, an opportunity to have a better life. The United States is founded off humans seeking a better life, the very founding fathers that created our government and fought for our rights as a country are all descendants of English men. They were all here to escape England. What makes Mexicans, or any person immigrating to America for the same reason, different than them? Additionally, immigrants makes immense contributions to the economy, occupying hard labor jobs and paying taxes. The United States has always been and always should be the land for opportunities. President Trump should honor our history of immigration by greeting the caravan with open arms and giving them a chance.

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  • Sara from Virginia

    The majority of the caravan were helpless women and children trying to escape a dangerous and painful life. It’s not like they were coming to America for no reason. They had a good reason. They were in need of help and safety. Calling in the military for this situation is unnecessary. The military should only be called if the country is in danger. Government officials should have been called to the border, not the military. These immigrants did not deserve to be met with such violence. They weren’t doing anything to harm the U.S.

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  • Ace from Virginia

    The United States started off as an immigrant country. To escape from Great Britain’s cruelty and to escape religious persecution many people settled in the United States. The migrant caravan that arrived at the southern United States border is of people who want to escape from their country, and to have a better future for themselves and for their children. Instead of stopping migrants from entering the United States the American people should support their reasons for wanting to migrate into the U.S. The 5000 soldiers being send to the border was unnecessary; instead president Trump could have tried to solve this issue in a more diplomatic way that does not involve violence.

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  • Michael from Missouri

    The ICE and president Trump are completely insane to believe that it is a good idea to sent our military to stop immigrants from undergoing the entirely legal process of applying for asylum.

    The first problem with this is that there is no reason for President Trump to have to undergo this. His excuse for monopolizing our military was so that we could stop “bad guys” from attacking America. The problem was this argument is that it is purely built upon dramatized facts. The Cato Institude in 2017 clearly explains that in total, between 1975 and now, there have been a total of three Americans murdered from refugee terrorists. At best, Americans should be more afraid of cow attacks than allowing refugee terrorists inside our border. Why would someone attempt to walk 3000 miles and undergo a legal process that takes months to enter America as a terrorist? Those in support of this inhumane act are simply attempting to scare others. There is no danger here.

    The second main problem with this is that it completely takes an isolationist stance. This isn’t “America First,” it’s “Only America.” From a country that donates millions to foreign aid and a president who claimed he would double HIV/AIDS treatment to foreign countries by 2020, this act simply takes a step back in spreading our influence to these foreign countries.

    At the end of the day, sending our military to stop a threat that never existed does us more harm than good. It should never happen.

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  • Luke from Oregon

    I absolutely disagree with the President sending troops to the U.S. border. He is using the military as a political pawn and is not addressing the need for immigration reform.

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    • bob from Arizona

      there is not enough border patrol agents to keep the borders secure. think of it as this if there is a bank robbery and the robbers are harming the uniform police officers who do that call they call the SWAT team to take down the treat. the immigrants who wish to come here are waving there country’s flags and harming the agents protecting our border. i feel it is necessary to send the military to the border to keep the people who will do america more harm than good out

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    • Natalia from Virginia

      I respectfully disagree, some of these people may be criminals, and may be a danger to american citizens.

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    • Michael from Missouri

      Could you elaborate? I completely agree, but your opinion seems so vague.

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  • Juan from Texas

    People want to live better, some of those people don’t eat at night and all they want is a better life.

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  • Emma from Utah

    He sent troops just to put on a show. Immigrants arrive in large groups all the time and Trump wanted to make a statement to what followers he has left and say “Look! We did something!” Some legal intervention was necessary to maintain order, but nothing near this scale.

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  • Dakota from Texas

    In 1939 a ship called the St. Louis transporting almost 1,000 German Jews arrived in America. They were fleeing persecution from Europe and hoping to make a home in America. However, even though the US had more than enough room and visas for them, they changed their policy. When the boat made its way to Miami, the US deployed the coast guard to prevent the ship from docking. As a result, the ship was forced to turn around and head back to Europe. The Jews then were divided among European countries, most which were later invaded by the Nazis. 254 passengers of the St. Louis were killed in the holocaust.
    For no reason (other than xenophobia and anti-semitsm), America turned away a thousands of desperate people pursuing the light of liberty and effectively sent them to the deaths. Their blood is on our hands.

    Today we face a new challenge, or to some, a new “threat.” A migrant caravan of hundreds of Central American people are fleeing terrible violence and poverty, traveling thousand of miles on foot to get to America. The Presidents deploying of military might is completely unnecessary.

    First, the migrants are not illegal. They are seeking asylum, a completely legal process that is rooted in American and International Law. An Asylum seeker, as defined by the Geneva conventions, is anyone who is unable to return to their home country due to persecution. In order to claim Asylum, a person has to already be in the country or at the boarder.
    They are doing the process “legally.” And we already have a vetting procedure in place to hear the claims of American Asylums and decide which ones are credible and which ones are not.
    The military is not a vetting institution. The President is using the military essentially as a guard dog. By using the military the president is making it very clear that he views this migrants as foreign enemy that pose a that to our nation, but that is entirely false. These immigrants are not here to “bring crime.” That is misconception meant to justify xenophobia and racism as part of a larger white nationalist agenda. They are here to leave behind their past and contribute to a country that has been a symbol of freedom and acceptance .

    America has made the mistake of rejecting desperate people for no other reason than fear. We must reject fear. Instead of using tear gas on mothers with children feeling violence, we should allow these migrants in to be properly vetted. We should be sending the Red Cross and trained Asylum officers to deal with the situation, not tanks.

    We don’t need a wall or an army or even unnecessarily strict immigration polices to have “strong boarders.” This isn’t the 14th century. All we need is a proper migration placement system and compassion.
    This is a golden opportunity for America to break from the sins of the past and to fulfill the solemn words at the base of the Statue liberty- “Give me your huddled masses yearning to breath free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, the tempest-tost to me. I lift my lamp by the golden door.”

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  • Tina from New York

    I think it’s horrible to fight people who are just seeking asylum and are not causing harm. I think the way he’s doing this is ridiculous because most of them are women and children.

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    • Hannah from Colorado

      I agree completely. The fact that Donald Trump is denying people access to the US is just absurd if they need help. Make America great again by adding some basic humanity to your leadership. Gain some empathy. Our country could use more of it.

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  • Chloe from California

    I don’t agree with his decision to send the military to the border. US Law Enforcement is already there, and the military is only bringing aggressive force. The White House is not supposed to authorize the military to do police work, but that is exactly what is happening at the border. Not only is it morally wrong, with the aggressive nature of the military tear gassing families, but it is also illegal.

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  • Erica from Indiana

    I feel that sending troops to the United States border to defend from this caravan of people fleeing from conditions unimaginable to us here in America, was completely unjustified. These migrants are people who are seeking political asylum, meaning that the United States has a legal obligation to process them in a humane manner as they wait for their immigration hearings. This processing does not include intimidation with an overwhelming military presence and the use of tear gas on women and children looking for a better life. Of course people should follow the law when they arrive, but it is our responsibility as Americans to follow our own procedure for dealing with asylum seekers. It is important to remember that these people are seeking asylum and are completely within the bounds of the law. These are not criminals and they deserve to at least be admitted and processed–as is protocol.

    Not only was deploying the military unnecessary and frankly rather ridiculous, it ignited even more debate and division within this country. The President must be mindful of the way his actions will affect the civil unrest in this country. If we truly want to “Make America Great,” then let’s remember how America was built: by immigrants. He demonizes immigrants and uses divisive language specifically designed to incite anger. My main wish is that this President would consult people who actually know what they are doing and not his cabinet of people that are completely unqualified to handle issues at our border.

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  • Evan from Virginia

    I think that instead of sending the military and meeting the caravan with violence, the president should have sent more government officials to process the documents and allow people to come in to the country legally. Part of the problem is that we do not have enough people trained to process documents and grant asylum to the people that deserve it. Instead of meeting these people with violence we should be trying to help them. Part of the president’s reasoning for this is claiming that the caravan poses a national security threat, and that these people are trying to come into the country illegally. I do not fully agree with this as many of these people are seeking asylum and simply trying to get away from a place where they have a high chance of being hurt or killed.

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  • Gregory from North Carolina

    I believe our military should be used to protect us not stand at the border to stop people from having a better life. Most people that come to the united states are just trying to live the american dream not cause any harm. I think that it is crazy how much money we spend on making sure people don’t get in when we have text books in our schools that are not up to par. I really believe trump is worried about the wrong things and putting to much time in issues that are not really important.

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  • Tucker from Virginia

    To put military on the border to keep refugees out of the country has a very high likelihood of damning them to a life of suffering. Ultimately, trying to keep them out of the country comes down to valuing racism and money over another human life. And if anyone is worried about homeless populations going up because of refugees “stealing jobs”, then all it would take to fix that is a donation from some rich company owner like Jeff Bezos, since it could theoretically take less than 1% of his fortune to establish functional homeless shelters, especially if the homeless were allowed to occupy and refurbish any of the many abandoned buildings that have laid vacant for years upon years by now.

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  • Jonathon from Virginia

    The migrant caravan that recently arrived the southern U.S. border was a caravan of majority women and children fleeing from countries that are currently going through economic crises, civil unrest/war, or gang violence on a mass scale. All of these reasons qualify these people as asylum seekers and therefore are legally obligated to be admitted into the U.S. pending an immigration hearing. The military is meant to be deployed for reasons of national security, not as props for a racist president’s fear-mongering agenda to demonize immigrants and fulfill his wishes to live as an authoritarian dictator. The United Nations resolution 71/1 adopted on September 19, 2016 outlines the processes and requirements of all participating nations of the UN on the treatment of migrants and refugees; Donald Trump’s actions at the border are in direct violation of UN resolution 71/1 and himself along with the American government should be held accountable for using the military to deter asylum seekers from legal points of entry at the southern U.S. border.

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    • Nicole from New York

      America is a melting pot – the freedoms of every person, inside and outside of the nation, should be protected and heard by the nation. With the leader of the free world using his public influence as a way to turn the nation against the idea of increasing diversity percentages, a majority of men, women, and children are being turned away due to the reduced immigration rates in Trump’s administration. The caravan is not a call for heavier patrols and unnecessary expenses on a wall that will not stop those seeking asylum, it is a call for a reform on the administration and a change among the US Government and their views on immigration. Although the caravan consists of people who are not legally registered as citizens of the United States, the government has an obligation to hear their pleas. If Trump truly wants to “Make America Great Again,” he should be sending asylum officers to the border to greet these migrants instead of the millions of troops that should be protecting this nation from REAL concerns.

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    • Jeron from California

      The people of Mexico that we are seeing attempt to cross over into to United States for a better life should get the chance to do so. I don’t agree that illegal immigration should be permitted but I also don’t believe such force is needed in order to maintain this. Trump’s decision is “overkill” and we should attempt to focus such military support into others manners.

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  • Kayla from Virginia

    I disagree with President Trump because I think sending in the military was completely unnecessary because the Border Patrol was already doing what the military was trying to do which was keeping illegal immigrants out. The people leaving their country don’t like how their country is and they just want a better life so thats why they would pose no threat to the US. The process to become a US citizen takes a long time so these immigrants might think that their only option is to enter the US illegally. I believe that there were other ways Trump could’ve handled this issue instead of hiring the military.

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  • Benjamin from Virginia

    The president is in the wrong by using military force to dissuade immigrants. Seeking asylum within America is perfectly legal. In addition, the caravan poses no domestic threat; according to The Hill, there has never been a terrorist attack involving immigrants crossing the Mexican border. To claim that there are “criminals and unknown Middle Easterners mixed in” (tweet, Oct. 25th) is simple fear-mongering, even implying that Middle Easterners are a threat – though there’s no evidence that they have joined the caravan. Finally, even if for some reason the caravan should be stopped, sending the military is ridiculously excessive. Similar caravans in the past have shrunk as they passed through Mexico, including a recent one that went from 1500 people to 200 people, according to The Hill. The border patrol should be able to handle whatever number of immigrants end up making it to America. Spending upwards of $200 million (according to the Washington Post) is unnecessary.

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  • Sean from South Carolina

    A mass of unarmed migrants does not require a military mobilization by the national government to contain. If any kind of military presence was needed, it could easily be provided by the state National Guard at the Governor’s discretion. This is a gross misuse of government resources and could lead to an international incident if violence were to erupt. Military intervention against civilians has lead many times to huge disasters from the Boston massacre to Kent State. The last thing the United States needs is a slaughter. Instead, why don’t we actually set up temporary administrative facilities at the border where they intend to cross so the United States can begin to actually process these people as refugees.

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  • Alyssa from New York

    This nation was born off of immigration. History always repeats itself and trump is being nativist like when the Italians came over or the Japanese. They are not going to take our jobs, they are going to take the ones that no one else will do. They will get to have the chance at a better life and we should not punish them from trying to escape dying in their home country. They risked so much for a chance and Trump is an evil person for not being sympathetic to his situation.

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  • Alyssa from Utah

    There are many issues that are not being properly addressed in this issue. Our immigration system is broken, and this event is perfectly exemplifying that. I do not think President Trump was correct in sending troops to the border, mostly because it seems like there was not a proper analysis of the situation. Instead of attacking with force, I think that we need to take better steps to understand, and help these people in ways so that they are not pressured to attempt to enter the United States illegally. It is up to the US to fix the issues that we are having with illegal immigration in ways that are beneficial to both parties, not just the United States.

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  • Eden from Kansas

    I don’t believe that Trump sending the military was necessary. They’re trying to come into America for a better life and you can imagine that if they want and need a better life they probably don’t have the money to afford to come here legally.

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  • Jewel from Oklahoma

    I do not believe that Trump, as our political leader should send troops to our borders, there are much bigger threats out there than some poor souls who seek asylum. We should send rescue helpers to help them make their way to coming into the US legally, not threaten them with guns. How can we say we are the land of the free if we treat the people we are supposed to save like criminals?? How can ‘other countries do it’ be considered an excuse for his choice? last time I checked, We are the US. We are not other countries.

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    • Matthew from North Carolina

      Those “poor souls” are mostly men, who have chucked rocks at border patrol agents, causing some permanent damage (I saw a picture of one missing an eye with blood pouring down his face). We are the land of the free BECAUSE we have borders. If these people want to come legally through the entry points set up for screening by President Trump, that would be great. However, they are not coming in peace. They are charging our border waving the flag of the country they’re supposedly fleeing, throwing rocks, and trying to tear down our fence. This isn’t a caravan. It’s an invasion.

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  • Madeline from Texas

    I understand where our president is coming from, but the people who are seeking asylum in our country are commonly in life-threatening situations. Sending intimidating soldiers that will simply sit there is going to cause an overwhelming amount of stress for people trying to come into our country, these military men will do nothing but sit at the border and control people in desperate need.

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  • Messiah from Texas

    America, a place of refuge for those who seek peace. This country has been the place of dreams for centuries and yet somehow we have made it to the point where if you wanted to accomplish your hopes you should’ve made the deadline. Because now we no longer allow a place of freedom to be a achievable idea. The average wait time for someone to legally enter into this country can take anywhere from 5-10 years (women and children included) and those in need of safety from the dangers of their country simply don’t have the 6 years to wait on a visa. The idea that we can keep people out who wanted the exact same thing most of our ancestors did is not only preposterous but it also begs to question if we have the morals we ask of each other. Sending a unreasonable number of men to go protect the caravan is a direct misguidance from what we are truly built on. I also take note of the argument that border patrol isn’t sufficient enough to protect us as is so it is reasonable to send reinforcements but if we know know this why haven’t we already sent help way before this? What President Trump is doing is drastic but all of this is purely based upon expectations from those around him and perception on the level of security we should be able to justify.

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  • Berlynn from California

    I strongly disagree with President Trump sending our troops. The people coming in on the caravan pose no threat to our country. President Trump can not take advantage of his powers and use the United Staes military who are being trained not to protect us from a small threat but to protect us from much larger threat like anouther country rageing war. We must not forget that we do not solely own this land because the settlers who came uninvited stole it violently and with no approval from the natural settlers we made ourselves comfy. President Trump or anyone for the matter have no right to say that people coming to this country are here to cause distruction and bring crime because the crime happening in America are caused by American citizens. Treating them like animals is wrong and inhumaine. If them coming illegaly is so wrong then the government needs to change it citizenship requirements because it is so hard for foreigners to become a citize, they have no choice but to sneak here. This is why President Trump had no reason to send 5,000 troops for one caravan.

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  • Autumn from Washington

    I do not believe that sending military to the border was a correct response to the mmigrants seeking asylum. With the Refugee Act it is technically against our own laws to attack and reject those that came to America to flee persecution that they had in their homes. It is not right that we attack those that seek help and safety from us, especially when we have promised them asylum when needed.

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  • Andrew from California

    Seeking asylum is legal.

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    • Michael from Kansas

      Yes but entering the US illegally isn’t

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  • Jillian from New York

    I disagree with President Trump’s decision to send the military to defend the Mexican border against asylum seekers. I think that this is very harsh and these immigrants are seeking help because of the dangers occurring in their own country. Although they should not be sneaking in illegally, we still need to welcome the caravan because they do not pose a threat, rather they just need our aid for their families. I think instead of sending military defense to the border, President Trump should focus on how to assimilate asylum seekers and grant them citizenship so they can contribute to our economy and society as a whole. Also, 5,000 troops sent to the borders is wasteful because there is already border control. President Trump’s main focus should not be to return these innocent families back to their dangerous homes, but rather help them allow them to live a better, safer life here in America.

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  • Scott from Missouri

    I do not agree with the President’s decision to send the military to the border to stop people from having a safer and brighter future. America is a nation built upon immigrants. These people trying to enter our country are looking for safety, and the dream that we have offered for so many years. These asylum seekers deserve our respect and aid, not being met with thousands of military men carrying weapons. Whether or not the asylum seekers are throwing rocks, rocks are far less dangerous than being met with bullets. Instead of sending military members to instigate fear into people looking for safety, we should send people ready to aid these asylum seekers in their journey to our great country.

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  • Abraham from Arizona

    I believe that trumps decision to send troops to Mexico was inappropriate and excessive. His decision goes against what America stands for. As Americans, we take pride in freedom and opportunity. We take pride in the American dream, the belief that if one works hard enough you can be successful. These families are immigrating in search of a better life and better opportunities. Yes, they are coming illegally but to send troops to confront families with children is inciting violence. Instead, Trump should provide care for these people and help them take the right steps they need to get their citizenship.

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  • Mia from Texas

    I feel that Trumps decision to send troops to the border was wrong. The money his is wasting to repeal people from entering the county who want to escape their county to have a better life can be used to fund school and provide a cheaper higher level of education.

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  • Ysabel from Kentucky

    I do not believe that President Trump’s decision was in any way the best one. Illegal immigration is an intricate and pressing issue in America right now, and while it does feel like it is hard to figure out how to address it, sending thousands of troops to the border is not the solution. The border patrol has been enough in the past and I do not believe that more troops are needed to ensure that the legal system is upheld in our southern border. We are a country of immigrants and one founded on the principles of the equality of all men. Shutting out men and women in need with brute force seems inhumane and uncaring and not what the founders of our country would have desired for us to do.

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  • Mariama from Pennsylvania

    I do not think Trumps idea is a good idea. America is the land of Opportunity. People come here to refrain from the traumatizing things that is going on in our countries, Lack of stability, and to seek a better life. So if Trump decides to bring troops to the borders and send them right back to a life of war and famine then that would not be a good idea. Mexicans are also Americans so if The USA do not let their counterpart in then that would ruin the United states of America’s image. If Mexicans decide to come into America they would start jobs because they have a lot to bring to the table. All they want to do is live a good life.

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  • Olivia from New Jersey

    I believe that if people are willing to walk 3,000 miles for a chance at asylum in the United States, they deserve recognition and the benefit of the doubt, and not to be met with animosity and weapons. The country’s immigration system is failing as it has been across the last couple of decades, and can’t be fixed easily. However, banning asylum and confronting the problem with military force is, I feel, too blunt of a solution. The caravan is itself composed of people escaping a bad situation in their home countries, and to not only deny them aid and the chance at a better life out of fear that there “are unknown middle easterners” in their midst, but to meet desperate families with guns and tear gas, is absurd.

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  • Kristen from New York

    I disagree with President Trump’s decision to send troops to the border, because I think that it is an unnecessary use of resources. There are already border patrol agents at the border, and according to several articles published by The New York Times and The Washington Post, there is no reason to believe the migrants traveling within the caravan are dangerous. Actually, most of these immigrants are families, and other people who are trying to escape the dangerous conditions in the countries that they are coming from. While I think that keeping the border secure should definitely be a priority, the border patrol agents should be able to handle the caravan, without Trump sending in the military. These immigrants are no different than anyone else who crosses the border, and therefore should not be treated any differently.

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  • Imani from Georgia

    If you are an asylum seeker, you are obviously in danger. I believe that it is against American values to shut the door on people who need our help. Our very own Statue of Liberty is a beacon to all that want a chance of the American dream.

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  • Megan from North Carolina

    I do not agree with President Trump’s decision, because many of the Hispanics that cross the border are trying to give themselves and their families a better life. The people on the Mexico side of the border are starving and dehydrated from taking a chance on the possibility of finding a better life here in America. Yes, maybe some of those people are criminals looking to escape, but if we’re being honest they’re highly unlikely to try to “steal our country from us”. I think we often forget that we are foreign also. We stole America from the Natives that made this nation their home. So if we, as Americans, are so bothered by other countries stealing land, we need to remember that we did it also.

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    • Abby from Illinois

      Megan, you have the same idea as me. These families wanting to come into the US are trying to escape their lives in Mexico. They want to start a new life with their families and sometimes with just themselves. We need to make the process to become a legal immagrant faster so that way people and move on with their lives and start new ones.

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  • christian from New York

    Although both sides of the case both display reasonable evidence, I disagree with President Trump decision because the people fleeing Mexico are trying to escape the violence in order to survive. They are trying to come to America to better there lives for themselves and there family. Even though most of the immigrants coming over are illegal, the way President Trump handled the situation is wrong. America is supposed to be the land of the free where everyone is equal, has the right to education and life. If people stopped immigrating to America then the jobs Americans don’t want to do the would have to start doing. What i mean by that is when immigrants come to America most of the time there are not well educated. So they have to do jobs like being bus boys, cleaning persons, drivers, etc. All together the decision President Trump made in my opinion is wrong. All the people fleeing Mexico want is a better violent free life and America is the right place for that.

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  • Matt from New York

    I disagree with President Trump’s decision to send the military to defend the Mexican border and prevent asylum seekers from entering the United States. President Trump has been using this caravan as a ploy to gain support for the Republican party and his anti-immigration base leading up to midterm elections, claiming that these immigrants are dangerous and allowing the caravan into the United States could result in increased rates of terrorist attacks. Trump, however, fails to recognize the reality that “there has never been a terrorist attack against the United States involving people coming across the U.S.-Mexico border,” according to Elizabeth Oglesby from The Hill. In fact, most of the caravan members are not harmful at all and pose no true threat to national security; rather, these people are joining the caravan because they are seeking asylum and are attempting to escape life threatening situations and tyrannical leaderships. While I understand the concerns involving a sudden flood of thousands of undocumented immigrants entering our country and how this might affect our economy, the reality is that the immigrants are fairly harmless and the fears and concerns surrounding their arrival were simply drummed up for political gain. It is a waste of government resources to send the U.S. military to defend the Mexican border, and the incoming immigrants should be met with the same border patrol standards and agents that everyone else crossing the border faces.

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  • Noah from New York

    Seeing innocent unarmed men, women and children tear-gassed by the Border Patrols is unbearable to watch. They’re only doing what’s best for them to survive, and they sure did not go to the border to fight and become victimized. They deserve help, but sending the military in would only serve more conflict than justice. It would send the wrong message to people who only seek refuge.

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  • Gabriella from New York

    I disagree with president Trumps decision by sending the troops over because the immigrants coming over from Mexico are not doing any harm to us. Trump should keep the troops back and make them save us from a much bigger problem then this. The immigrants just want to come over and be safe and they should not have to worry about troops being there to hold them back, they did nothing to us. trump should just hold his troops back.

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  • Jordan from California

    These people are fleeing there homes, from abuse, from drug lords, from death, simply trying to find refuge in the “Great” country we call America. Some of them have traveled thousands of miles, with risk of being caught, or being crushed under the weight of the train that they fell off of. They suffered through malnutrition, dehydration, only to arrive at there desired destination, be put at gun point, arrested, and sent back to the abuse and likely death they came from. If this were you, would you take it like a man? I know I couldn’t.

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  • Ryan from California

    No, the asylum seekers are coming to the United States are simply trying to reach a place where they can be safe and live their lives. By placing military at the border Trump is sending a message of hostility to people who are already fleeing violence. Many of the people in the caravan are also families and children who, by facing them with military action, Trump is threatening with further violence if they try to enter the United States.

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    No, the asylum seekers are coming to the United States are simply trying to reach a place where they can be safe and live their lives. By placing mili…

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  • Carlos from California

    I don’t agree with Trumps choice because sending so many troops to the border is unnecessary to stop a group of starving, exhausted and unarmed asylum seekers. These people are only coming here to get a better life, we as Americans have no right to stop them. As a country founded on immigration we should not turn our backs on our roots and force these people out just because they may or may not commit a crime.

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  • River from California

    I do not think that Trump’s decision to send the military to the border was the correct one. This is because these people are seeking asylum. Although border security is important, sending that much force to the border is excessive.

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    I do not think that Trump’s decision to send the military to the border was the correct one. This is because these people are seeking asylum. Although…

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    • Diego from California

      As a Latino that is proud to be a Mexican-American, I believe President Trump’s move on sending a whole nation’s militant force is completely absurd. My mother has continuously told me of the struggle she, her siblings and her father had to surpass to gain citizenship and to actually enter this nation. In the long run, these poor immigrants only want help and if the border protection services think they do not deserve residency, then they shall not recieve residency. It is as simple as that. There is no need to complicate their life changing experience of turning their whole life around and restarting the thing they can only do one time: live life. So, Trump I ask you to please keep the military away from the border and to make them useful somewhere else in the nation.

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  • Isaiah from Florida

    What we have here is not a wrong or right, but rather a lack of perception. Our president is not wrong in his choice however ,depending on how the repercussions are considered, he could perhaps go in a different direction. If I were in his position of power I would be thinking, “I am in charge of keeping this country safe”. Would you not also try to prevent a possible threat before it is upon the nation? From this perspective it does make sense for him to send aid. However, considering how society is split concerning immigration, an alternative should be discussed, as to not add fuel to the roaring flame.

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    • Anahi from Maryland

      I disagree with Mr. Trump’s actions but I understand his reasoning. I’m Mexican American and it hurts to see how others view all Mexicans as criminals.

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  • Makenna from California

    Sending in the military was completely unnecessary. We have Border Patrol for a reason. Plus, these people pose no threat to us as they are fleeing from their country. All they want to do is get a better life. Not to mention that the naturalization process takes so long, that these people may feel like their only option is to enter the US illegally. I believe that there are better, less extreme ways to handle the situation.

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    Sending in the military was completely unnecessary. We have Border Patrol for a reason. Plus, these people pose no threat to us as they are fleeing f…

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    • Jonathon from Virginia

      The claim that 100 ISIS members were arrested in Guatemala was false, yet another sad attempt to demonize immigrants by political leaders to drive up fear in their racist and xenophobic bases.

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    • Reid from Texas

      I agree with some points, but not everyone attempting to enter the US is completely safe to our country. As a matter of fact, to some extent there is not even a 1 percent chance that someone is a terrorist or dangerous to our country but otherwise, do not use that statement too loosely.

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      I agree with some points, but not everyone attempting to enter the US is completely safe to our country. As a matter of fact, to some extent there is …

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    • Matthew from North Carolina

      Over 100 ISIS members were arrested from Guatemala, which the caravan passed through. How many were missed that slipped into the ranks of the caravan?

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  • sydney from California

    No, I don’t believe how President Trump handled the situation was the best and seemed very forceful. Although I understand the reasoning behind his actions.

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  • Jacob from California

    I feel that our border has border patrol to protect it and America needs jobs to be filled. Also, military action on U. S. soil is never good.

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  • Bibian from California

    I don’t agree because people are looking for a better, safer life in the U.S. and we should treat and respect them as people, like us, not as “aliens”.

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    • Charles from Virginia

      You are correct. People are looking for a better life in the United States. This nation is still the land of oppurtunity and people of all backgrounds and nations are welcome to come to our great country and pursue the American Dream they should do it legally. Therefore, Mr. Trump is absolutely justified in sending the military to defend our borders from those who would come into this nation illegally. It is not a move against Mexicans, it is in the best interest of the American people.

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      You are correct. People are looking for a better life in the United States. This nation is still the land of oppurtunity and people of all backgrounds…

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  • Ivory from Texas

    I do not agree with Trump sending forces to the US/Mexico border because the people are still in Mexico so no action should be taken. And the people that are crossing can enter the country legally.

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    I do not agree with Trump sending forces to the US/Mexico border because the people are still in Mexico so no action should be taken. And the people t…

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  • Alajhasha from North Carolina

    I do not agree with Trumps plan to send in troops to the US-Mexico border. If the United States was in the state that Mexico was in we would want to leave and migrate somewhere also. The entire situation is about seeing what these immigrants are going through and wanting to help them as much as possible. America was created to be a place of honor and sympathy not to hurt those who have been hurt y their own people in their beloved country. America started because, Americans before us wanted to start their own democracy and get away from the unfair treatment of the King. We should view this as immigrants wanting to have a better life and if anything help America prosper and continue to be successful.

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    I do not agree with Trumps plan to send in troops to the US-Mexico border. If the United States was in the state that Mexico was in we would want to …

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  • Anthony from Virginia

    Many immigrants come to the border to find sanctuary in the U.S. and escape from the bad in their own country. Trump overreacts on how he is protecting us from immigrants, this country is a signal for hope for those who can’t live in fear. Soldiers should leave the border and let immigrants come in so they can start over.

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  • Kaydee from Georgia

    We have a moral right not to deny access to those seeking refuge. It’s better to guarantee the safety of thousands of refugees than prevent them from safety because of the slight chance that they may or may not commit crimes. To say that it is unfair to legal immigrants is also arguable, considering that illegal immigrants have far fewer rights and face many more struggles being undocumented (not to say legal immigrants don’t face struggles, because they definitely do). As a country founded by immigrants seeking asylum from oppression, we should be committed to making life for undocumented people easier, not harder.

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  • Valerie from Texas

    They are also humans and there are coming for a reason to escape violance or death happening in their hometown

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  • Skylar from Connecticut

    They are people seeking asylum…. do not treat them as if they are enemies just because of their origin, the words they speak, or the color of the knuckles on their hand. I sincerely hope that we never have to seek asylum, because I would not want to be treated like this. It could happen to us to.

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  • Colin from Massachusetts

    As a conservative, I do believe in strong border regulations. But the use of the military to stop illegal immigration is expensive and inefficient. The goal of Fiscal Conservatism, a key belief of the Republican party, is to limit spending, but this latest act is one of the most fiscally irresponsible moves of the presidency, it is a waste of resources, time, and money. Border Control should not be the job of the US Military, it should be the job of ICE and the other countless federal and state agencies which are tasked and specialize in Border Control.

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  • Andrea from Maryland

    I believe we should Welcome and help these refugees. America is supposed to be the land of the free and was built on immigration. To close our borders now is inhumane.

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  • Sayer from North Carolina

    People have the right to come to our country to seek asylum, they are coming to the US for SAFETY. There is no reason that Trump should be attacking people that just need a safe place to go

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  • Olivia from New York

    Although it is possible that some of the members of the caravan are criminals, many of them are trying to seek a better life for themselves and their kids. When people come from other countries (from Europe or Canada), they are not met with this much discontent. Statistics of criminal convictions in Texas have shown that illegal immigrants commit less than half the number of crimes committed by native born Americans. If we have the chance to help out thousands of innocent people, I believe it is worth the risk of having a few more criminals (if any). In addition, we already have border control so there is no reason to send thousands of troops to the border. These troops could be doing other things such as helping victims affected by the wildfires in California or hurricanes in other areas, instead of waiting at the border for the caravan to arrive. America was literally started and grown by immigrants, and many of the people who are against open borders seem to forget that their parents or grandparents immigrated to the United States. Had the border been closed one hundred years ago, many of us wouldn’t even be here.

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  • Becky from Ohio

    The majority of people attempting to cross the border are doing so to make a better life for themselves and their family. Not so different from the people who founded this country in the first place. Sending troops to “defend” the border from these people is a waste of government time, money and resources.

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  • Sorie from Virginia

    Although the President is trying to protect the citizens in the United States and keep a balance in immigration, I still believe that the people who cross the border every year have a reason and purpose for why they do so. According to BBC, “The migrants say they are leaving their respective countries in the hope of building a better future for themselves and their families.”, and this could mean jobs, starting a family, or even living the American Dream that everyone hopes for around the world. If there could be some fine line between undocumented and legal immigrants, such as a specific process or place where you can gain immigration, then America would be a very ideal place for anybody’s situation. Blocking off as many people through unarmed police may be ideal, but that doesn’t mean that the government should not make things so hard for refugees and immigrants so they feel unwanted and unwelcome. They don’t intend on harming anybody, they just want better opportunities that are more accessible in the US than their home countries.

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  • Jada from Georgia

    Although it is Presidents job to protect the american people it is just uncalled for to send over 5,000 troops to the border. Those people at the caravan are just looking to find better living conditions for them and there children. Its uncalled for to deny them safety from the violence in their country. Eventhough there are concerns with terrorist coming to America these people are still human and deserve as much protection as we do. President Trump’s job is to maintain order and still treat people like humans no matter tge situation. Sending 5,000 troops to the caravan is not a way to keep order but a problem that is causing taxpayers to pay a tremendous amount of money. Likewise, sending 5,000 troops to the caravan and denying people the ability to enter the U.S. is not treating people like humans.

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    Although it is Presidents job to protect the american people it is just uncalled for to send over 5,000 troops to the border. Those people at the cara…

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  • Jessica from New York

    I disagree with President Trump’s decision to send the military to the Mexican border in response to the migrant caravan because it is composed of asylum seekers that are fleeing their home countries due to violence and poverty in the pursuit of opportunities and better living conditions in the United States. Sending 5,000 troops to the border is unnecessary and is economically wasteful because there are already border patrol agents there. President Trump tried to stir up fear among some of his anti-immigrant base ahead of the midterm elections, making the caravan seem to be a major threat to national security. However, the caravan consists of men, women, and children that joined together for protection and are in desperate situations, which is why they were willing to complete this difficult journey in hopes for a better life. Our country should meet them at the border with the regular border patrol agents only and there should be subsequent background checks to ensure there will be no crime or violence entering the country. Yet, the Hill reported that, “there has never been a terrorist attack against the United States involving people coming across the U.S.-Mexico border, nor any known terrorists arrested here.” Rather than forming generalizations about the Central Americans that need our help, President Trump and the United States government should find efficient ways to provide them aid and help them transition into our society to benefit themselves, their families, and this country.

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    I disagree with President Trump’s decision to send the military to the Mexican border in response to the migrant caravan because it is composed of a…

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  • Haley from California

    Sending so many troops seems more extreme than the situation calls for. A large amount of people seeking asylum is not the same thing as an invasion, and the issue doesn’t demand sheer military force.

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  • Cheyenne from Pennsylvania

    If people are in need, it shouldn’t matter what their background is. We should be offering them help with open arms. Instead Trump is sending troops to “fight off” these people in need just because their Hispanic immigrants. This country was built off of immigrants it shouldn’t matter who comes to this country as long as we can help them. We’re supposed to the “Land of the Free” where people can purse their “American Dream”, but all we’re doing as country is turning away those people who have hope in their eyes for a better life. As country we should be helping those who are in need.

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    If people are in need, it shouldn’t matter what their background is. We should be offering them help with open arms. Instead Trump is sending troops t…

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  • Ashlyn from Ohio

    I do not agree with President Trump’s decision to send troops to the border for two main reasons. The first reason I do not agree with the POTUS on this is that the migrants are fleeing in order to live a better life, and where else is better to go than America- the home of the ‘American Dream’ and a place described as a ‘melting pot.’ The second reason I do not agree is that at the beginning of history shows us that at one time, we were them. At one time, we too were fleeing our home country for a better life, so who are we, as Americans, to deny these migrants who are doing the same thing we did?

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  • Derrick from South Carolina

    We are a nation of Immigrants built by Immigrants and it is not only our moral obligation to provide refuge for those looking to escape the trappings of rundown countries but a economic one as well. Immigrants coming from the southern border have been proven to be hard-workers, taking jobs generally unwanted by the public workforce. While it is true that an open border provides easy pathways for actual criminals to cross into our nation the solution is more efficient methods to allow people to cross, work and live legitimately.

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    We are a nation of Immigrants built by Immigrants and it is not only our moral obligation to provide refuge for those looking to escape the trappings …

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  • Geovanni from New Jersey

    I do not agree with president Trump´s decision to send the military to defend the Mexican border against asylum seekers as the idea of sending 5,000 troops to assist the Border Patrol in stopping a caravan of people from Central American nations does not seem rational or a appropriate use of money collected by the government to stop a group that poses no threat to the country. In general, these people seek opportunities that they were not able to achieve in their own homeland and escape the harsh violence that many countries have as well. While it is illegal to come into the United States without the proper procedures, shouldn’t people trying to find a better way of life be given this one exception to come into our welcoming country?

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    I do not agree with president Trump´s decision to send the military to defend the Mexican border against asylum seekers as the idea of sending 5,000 …

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  • Allison from Tennessee

    I believe that provoking military action along the border is the wrong move. These people are coming to America to escape their terrible living conditions and seek a better life, and America has always been the land of opportunity, and in denying these people asylum, we are denying these people their right to have a chance at pursuing a better life.

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    I believe that provoking military action along the border is the wrong move. These people are coming to America to escape their terrible living condit…

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  • Saryn from Florida

    I do not agree that Trump should send troops to get rid of those coming to America to seek asylum. These people have determined that their home life is terrible whether it may be getting away from an abusive family member or living in unsuitable conditions and they come to see asylum here. We should welcome them into our country and show them how to become citizens or help solve the problem they have at home.

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    I do not agree that Trump should send troops to get rid of those coming to America to seek asylum. These people have determined that their home life i…

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  • Sonya from Florida

    While I do think we should increase border security in order to filter out illegal immigrants who may mess with our economy and country, I don’t quite think the military is the job for that. We already fund the military immensely, and we should be using it for better purposes besides keeping out asylum seekers. Perhaps specifically designated border control personnel should handle these issues, as the military may be a bit too extreme or violent. That doesn’t mean we shouldn’t be cautious, however, because asylum seekers who have no criminal record should try entering the legal way and getting a green card in the first place. Overall, though, I do not agree with sending our hugely funded military to guard the border.

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  • Brandon from California

    Absolutely not.
    The US has a very rigorous process for which we process asylum seekers. We do not straight out reject asylum seekers.
    Moreover we have border patrol who can do their job, the military can not even assist in arresting anyone.
    This was a political stunt as when the president sent the troops, most of the caravan was months away from arriving here. But he sent them right before midterm elections to rile up his base. And what happened right after midterms, not one tweet from trump about anything, and now he is sending the troops back home.

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    Absolutely not.
    The US has a very rigorous process for which we process asylum seekers. We do not straight out reject asylum seekers.
    Moreover we ha…

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  • Deven from Georgia

    Most of these individuals only want a better life. If they wanted to harm others they could do it in their own countries. I believe that we can find a better way to deal with the issue instead of sending more troops to help. How about only letting a certain number in then having them go to certain government facilities for help and to set rules and conditions? We as a country should not be so paranoid about other entering our county. How would you feel if you had to leave The US because it was full of violence? Wouldn’t you want to be accepted?

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    Most of these individuals only want a better life. If they wanted to harm others they could do it in their own countries. I believe that we can find a…

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  • Cristina from Illinois

    It is legally questionable to send the military to the border. This matter should be allocated to local police force, and there is a great threat of violence from sending the military in. Many innocent people could be killed. The US has to start taking responsibility for the way that imperialism in South America destroyed any of the countries’ economies and corrupted their governments. We owe them some kind of aid. They will keep coming in until their situations get better, so lets fix this problem at the source instead of trying to put band-aids over the leaks.

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  • Raquan from New Jersey

    No I do not agree with Trump’s decisions to send the military to defend the Mexican border against asylum. Trump using 5,000 military troops is highly unnecessary because the people from the caravan are a bunch of innocent people who need money jobs and help. The people at the different borders all the way from Honduras and Guatemala should be held accountable for letting all of the people through so they can get all the way to The United States. If the military feels attacked by the peaceful protests then there is a possibility of a mass murder that can possible be made by the government. I think that the united states should work to further improve the national guard.

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    No I do not agree with Trump’s decisions to send the military to defend the Mexican border against asylum. Trump using 5,000 military troops is high…

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  • Kelly from Florida

    No, I do not agree with Presidents Trump’s Decision to send the military to defend the Mexican border against Asylum Seekers. The Caravan is a group of thousands of people who are escaping the bad conditions of their homes in the Honduras to come in the United States. These people do not pose a threat to the United States, they want to come to the U.S with the intention of finding better education and better jobs to support their family. There is no need to have 5,000 troops protecting the border, we already have officers protecting us at the border. We should have these troops being put into use for a bigger national problem with actual threats to our country.

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  • Brianna from New Jersey

    I do not agree with Trump’s decision to send the military to defend the Mexican border against asylum seekers. This is because what he is doing is wrong, a lot of the people that are trying to come to the US and have a better life here are no threat to any of us. I do not see a necessity in bringing troops, he is overreacting with the decision, a majority of the migrants coming here want to help their family which is something they can not really do in their own country. “Violence today in Central America is a legacy of that era. In Guatemala, for example, a deeper problem than street gangs are the so-called “hidden powers”, or government-linked organized crime networks with roots in the state violence of the 1980’s.” This shows how the violence in their own countries are affecting them which is making them want to cross the border and come to America. With Trump bringing troops he is stopping migrants from finding opportunities and not letting them better their life.

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    • Faith from Georgia

      Brianna, I understand that violence may be rampant in Guatemala, and I do believe that many are escaping their country because they feel unsafe. However, did you think about America and how these illegals (the caravan of 5,000 people who planned to cross illegally) affect America’s violence rate? ” 92 percent of the MS-13 affiliated aliens arrested were illegal aliens. Of those, 16 percent had entered illegally at least twice” (Center for Immigration Studies). I don’t think that you would argue that MS-13 is good, just think about it. During that time period (2005-2014) there were approximately 31,000 gang members nationwide that were arrested. 4,000+ of them were illegal, and some had crossed once, been deported, and crossed again. So are we not letting them “better their lives” when all they are doing is hurting America? Do you think that they should keep hurting Americans because that’s what they do? They didn’t come the legal way, many of them consider murder a hobby, and are scaring Americans. So the ultimate question is: do you value Illegial Immigrant safety and comfort higher than American safety and comfort?

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      Brianna, I understand that violence may be rampant in Guatemala, and I do believe that many are escaping their country because they feel unsafe. Howev…

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  • francisca from New Jersey

    I disagree with President Trump’s decision to send the military to defend the mexican border against asylum seekers because they want to come here for a better live. America has many opportunities and they’re just trying to give their kids a better live and trying to make something out of theirs.Trump is basically allowing their lives to be at risk and that’s unfair because everyone deserves equal rights. I also feel like sending over 5,000 troops is an economical waste, just for the fact that it would be really expensive. Also the holidays are coming and having to separate people from their families just because the fact that people are trying to come into our country for better lives, isn’t fair. I understand that he’s trying to stop dangerous people from coming into the us but at the same time he is causing thousands of people that need help or protection to not be able to have it. Overall, i disagree with his point because it shows he’s willing to use military strength against innocent people.

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  • tatiana from New Jersey

    I believe that both Donald Trump and the immigrants are right in different ways. Donald Trump just wants his country to be safe for everybody that’s already here, and doesn’t want to put his lives in danger. I also think that its extreme in his part to have 5,000 US Troops by the border to make sure that no one comes into the country. On the other hand the immigrants shouldn’t be causing such chaos and bring so much attention to themselves.

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  • Jason from New York

    i do not agree with Trump’s action 5000 troops is to much their are already people at the border. i also do not agree with people just coming in whenever they want . There should be people their to help them get inside and be legal. People are going to the border because of gangs and their lives are at risk. Not all the people from that country are drug dealers and rapists most of them are normal people like us trying to escape a place of crime and poverty. if they ask for asylum we should take them in and get them back on their feet

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    i do not agree with Trump’s action 5000 troops is to much their are already people at the border. i also do not agree with people just coming in when…

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    • Zoe from Illinois

      I agree that I don’t agree with Trump sending 5000 troops but I don’t agree with what you say after. There is not going to be anyone to change how people will be able to come to America and be legal. It hasn’t happened in years and it won’t happen anytime soon because people are worried about “losing” their jobs to the minorities. They aren’t really looking to take other peoples jobs more so just to find a better home to live in.

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      I agree that I don’t agree with Trump sending 5000 troops but I don’t agree with what you say after. There is not going to be anyone to change how peo…

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  • Elle from California

    I do not agree with president Trump’s decision to send the military to defend the mexican border against asylum seekers. I believe that the people are trying to leave their home place just to be in better conditions. Many of those people are suffering with living conditions and just want to have a better life. What Trump is mainly thinking is that these people are coming to be terrorists. One main reason why I don’t necessarily agree with that is because if the people wanted to be terrorists then they would have been terrorists in their own country. Why would they come to America to terrorize. These people are coming to have a better life and better living conditions. We already have people at the borders that are there to make sure there is no harm entering the country so I don’t agree.

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  • Afonso from New Jersey

    I disagree with the decision that our president has made, as I believe it is unnecessary for the vast array of security measures which he is instituting currently. However, this is a problem which deals with national security and we do not know who is to come to our border so we must handle this situation with precautions. At the end of the day these are still people and we can not discriminate against them so we must request for them to either go through the process of asking for asylum or asking for residency. So we do not need the military as we should try to stop from any altercations arising and actually offer a helping hand.

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  • Christian from New Jersey

    After analyzing both sides of the argument, I can clearly state that Trump’s decision to send military to defend the Mexican border against asylum seekers, is wrong. Upon hearing of the caravan of migrants, Trump did not consider the safety and lives of others, and focused more on how he would look. He focused on a small percentage of drug smugglers and gangsters, and did not consider the men, women, and children who desperately need this protection. If he closes the Southern border, those people would be forced to live dreadful lives, and have a chance in losing their lives. According to the New York Times, “Many say they have been ground down by low wages, unemployment and poor public services in Honduras and are looking for better opportunities elsewhere. Others say they fear for their lives and intend to apply for asylum either in Mexico or the United States.” As one can see, this article shows how most of those people are struggling to carry on with their lives, and having thousands of soldiers is completely unnecessary, as the migrants have yet to pose a threat. They have shown nothing but peace.

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  • dasha from New York

    Most of the people in the caravan are escaping bad conditions in their home country and coming to America for asylum. Most of these people are not coming from a bad place and I think there is no reason to send troops.

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  • Michael from New York

    President Trump is using this caravan as an excuse to cover up for the shortcomings of his administration. It seemed like he had to send troops to the border in order to secure votes from states that border Mexico. The reason for his popularity in states like Texas and Arizona is due to his strong belief on immigration. In these states, you see people that are done with immigration and this caravan, if not dealt with, would have hurt his chances to win these states. He talking on behalf of himself and not the American people. I do agree with the ideas that there should be background checks provided to ensure no violence enters our country. He also claims that people in this caravan bring violence and gang affiliation into the United States, but in the news we see more and more people being taken down by those who are mentally ill. If he spent more time on domestic problems, we wouldn’t be seeing this tremendous loss of life that we are all to familiar with in the last few months.

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  • Deanna from Washington

    We are a country that was founded on IMMIGRANTS… those escaping religious persecution from England, those looking for a better life than what they had in their country. To deny immigrants is to deny our history. We are not a country of nativists. We are a country of immigrants, who took the land from the true nativists, the North American Native Peoples.

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    • Athena from California

      Immigrants are not being denied. If any of these individuals wanted to legally immigrate to the United States, they could most definitely do so. The United States welcomes around a million immigrants into the country each year. This is a huge figure that doesn’t demonstrate the denying of immigrants you speak of. The current situation at the border is not legal immigration, nor is it even seeking asylum. Mexico offered this caravan asylum and they denied it, taking away their asylum-seeking status. The caravan has been violent toward Mexican border agents in addition to our own, even killing an American border agent as well as harming others. They have exhibited lethal force on us, so it is the President’s duty to do the same in the protection of his people. In this situation, lethal force, specifically tear gas, is completely justified and is nothing out of the ordinary. Under former president Barack Obama, he called for lethal force/tear gas to be used at the border every month. It is the President’s duty to protect his people, and if using lethal force against individuals committing illegal actions must be resorted to, then that is something that needs to be done. Had these individuals immigrated here legally or sought to seek asylum correctly, this situation would not be happening. These actions are justified and demonstrate a president’s actions to protect his country and the people he serves within.

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  • Yasmin from New Jersey

    I do not agree that with President Trump’s decision to send the military to defend the Mexican border. The asylum seekers are purpusing the help of The United States because they are leaving for many reasons: domestic violence(gang activity), economic issues, etc. “Violence today in Central America is a legacy of that era.”, the migrants coming from these other countries as refugees are trying the better not only their lives but their families lives as well. In having the President block out the border and not allow the asylum seekers come through, he is allowing their lives to stay at risk.

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  • David from New Jersey

    I don’t agree with the president’s decision to send the military to defend the mexican border against asylum seekers because some people might be seeking asylum then others that are bad. I think Trump should send some military to the border than many troops because it’s not the big of a problem. I can understand sending more immigration officers to help aid with the process of entering the country, but sending the military will only increase the tension of the situation because you will have given the appearance that you are willing to use military strength and force against innocent people that will only place them in a more hostile environment, which may lead to a created conflict.

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    • Christtian from New Jersey

      I think you made a good argument on the negatives on him sending the military and how Trump can get around the situation

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  • Karen from New Jersey

    I do not agree with President Trump’s decision to send the military to defend the Mexican border against asylum seekers because people are coming from there bad home conditions to America for a better life.To say most of the people come to America not for anything bad but for a safe life because where they are coming from they have wars and terrorism. Not only that but for economic reasons as well where there are no jobs for them to provide for there family and there needs making them come to America to have money and work and live a better life.Overall I don’t agree with Trump because at the end of the day we have people to protects everywhere and in the border so there is no need to send military to defend the Mexican border if it’s not for harm.

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  • Melanny from New Jersey

    I do not agree with Presidents Trump’s decision to send the military to defend the Mexican border against asylum seekers because people from the Central American nations at least 7,200 are migrating to find better opportunities. By Trump sending 5,000 troops is going over the top. Most of the people are women and children and they’re migrating for a good reason, not for the bad.

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    • Esteban from Florida

      This does not justify that there are many families already in line trying to get into this country the correct way. It is not fair to let certain people skip the line when there are others trying to do the right thing.

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  • ricardo from New Jersey

    In my opinion i do not agree with President Trump’s decision to send the military to defend the Mexican border because i believe that everyone should have a chance to have a better future.The main reason why the Mexican border isn’t allowing asylum seekers to enter is because of a visa,a visa grants you allowed to enter, leave, or stay for a specified period of time in a country. Since none of these people have a visa they aren’t allowed to enter.I disagree with this because if you know these people are fleeing a hard time in there own country to have a better life in another, i think there should be a solution or a process to help these people have a temporary visa and allow them to stay until they get a full visa.in conclusion these people all they want is a better life and seek saftey and have a better life for them and there kids,and there is no reason why our military should go down there and defend the border bc there are many other things that we should be focusing on.

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  • Juan from Oregon

    I live in a state called Oregon (as you can probably see next to my name). Living here all my life, I sometimes forget to appreciate how beautiful this place is. One day, I walked to the top of a grand old hill and looked down at everything. The vast swaths of trees, the grassy fields, the waves of hills, the deep blue skies, and the low hanging clouds in the distance that looked like impossibly massive mountains. Even at the age of 18, I think to myself that I’ll probably live and die here. And I have nothing to complain about that. I could not imagine a situation where I would be forced to flee the one place I call home.

    Could you?

    In 2009, the president of Honduras, Manuel Zelaya, was overthrown in a military coup, backed by the families of comprador elites that dominate the country and none other than establishment figures like Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. His crimes? Alleged violations of his country’s constitution (a serious crime, if true, but not enough to warrant what occurred), and more importantly, increasing the minimum wage by 60% in a country where transnational agri-businesses are in control, trying to cut into the profits of corporations that callously do what they wish for super-profits. Porfirio Lobo Sosa and his US friendly government took control in the elections (Held for the purpose of legitimizing the coup and considered fraudulent by many) that followed the coup (a quote from Hillary on the elections: “We strategized on a plan to restore order in Honduras and ensure that free and fair elections could be held quickly and legitimately, which would render the question of Zelaya moot and give the Honduran people a chance to choose their own future.” What a grand future Honduras has now.). In the years following the coup, a new president by the name of Juan Orlando Hernández took power (due to another election with doubts surrounding its validity) and crime, poverty, and chaos seized Honduras. Honduras had a murder rate of approximately 42 per 100,000 people in 2017, one of the highest in the world. In Honduras, 6 million of the country’s 9 million people (or 66%) live in poverty, and 1.8 million live in extreme poverty of less than $1.90 a day, numbers that continue to increase. Honduras is now a country where the killings of activists and journalists is becoming increasingly common, with at least 8 journalists killed in the year following the coup.

    For these reasons (and more), the recent caravan has formed. By the cruel circumstances imposed onto their country by forces outside of their control, these people are forced to leave behind their homes, the places where they were born. One would think that our nation would take them in, considering out government’s responsibility in destabilizing their nation and all our talk about “Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free”. But unfortunately, this has hardly been the case for those coming through our Southern border, with recent presidents like Bush and Obama deporting/turning away large numbers of people. Under Trump, we’ve only seen this continued in a more overtly hateful and fearful manner, as illustrated by recent rhetoric and the troops on the border.

    This is not our nation’s only instance of shamefully disrupting the lives of those live south of our border. What follows are just a few examples.

    From 1898 to 1934, our country waged “banana wars” in which our country, at the behest of corporations like the United Fruit Company (now known as Chiquita Brands International), worked to exercise military control over countries in Central America and the Caribbean in order to advance “American interests”, which, in reality, was the interests of a wealthy few.

    In 1954, President Jacobo Árbenz of Guatemala was overthrown by the military in a coup backed by the US for challenging the United Fruit Company with land reform for the nation’s large population of peasants, leading to a series of authoritarian governments and ultimately resulting in a civil war that claimed the lives of 200,000 people and caused many to flee north.

    In El Salvador, the United States spent approximately 6 billion dollars to support the right wing government in power against a revolutionary movement consisting of the country’s poorest and most disenfranchised people (people who probably would’ve found those 6 billion dollars useful) in a civil war that lasted from 1979 to 1992. By the end of the war, 70,000 to 80,000 people were killed (an estimated 85% of them by the US funded Salvadoran military and paramilitary death squads) and 500,000 fled, mainly to the US.

    In 1981, the people of Nicaragua overthrew the Samoza regime, a US supported authoritarian government that operated to the benefit of foreign and domestic elites. From then on, the Contra rebels, formed from the remnants of the Samoza government and infamously funded by the US through weapons sales to Iran, fought the new Sandinista government in a conflict that would take the lives of 25,000 people and cause destruction within the nation.

    When Trump or ANYONE decries these people, or for that matter, any immigrant who seeks to come to this country as potential “threats” to our “national security” or even hatefully labels them as “murderers” or “criminals”, look at those who we allow to lead us. Look at the suffering they bring about for their own gain and tell me that it’s for the “national interest”. Tell me who the real murderer is when they supply actual death squads and dictatorial governments! Tell me who the real criminal is when they subject millions to their system of global exploitation and immiseration and give hardly anything in return! Tell me who the real terrorist is when they overthrow democratic governments for “stepping out of line” for the benefit of their own people!

    Where no one has to struggle just for their life and dignity, where people have the freedom to live and die in peace where they were born or anywhere else in this world, where we don’t have a system that perpetuates the exploitation and domination of entire nations by wealthy elites and the politicians that serve them, where people can be people without being dehumanized by the privileged. That is the world we should seek to achieve, for everyone’s sake, and no one on God’s green earth should accept anything less than that. We all desire a good life. We’re all human. Nothing fundamentally places the needs of one over the needs of another. Let them in.

    To quote the anti-colonial philosopher Aimé Césaire, “A civilization that proves incapable of solving the problems it
    creates is a decadent civilization.
    A civilization that chooses to close its eyes to its most crucial
    problems is a stricken civilization.
    A civilization that uses its principles for trickery and deceit is a
    dying civilization.”

    We have not progressed far since his time.

    A few good links/sources:

    https://truthout.org/articles/were-not-migrating-were-fleeing-hondurans-perilous-journey-north/?fbclid=IwAR0gaeJirEmTpGM-pkT8VrDaPY0ALE9R9oSC_qACmJ4tlTh9D_-4Gkq0A0E (perspectives from Hondurans within the caravan)

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/forget-trump-hysteria-heres-how-the-migrant-caravan-crisis-really-began?ref=scroll (general information)

    https://www.liberationnews.org/immigrant-rights-high-stakes-for-all-workers/ (read this if you’re wondering about immigrants and jobs)

    http://davidswanson.org/warlist/ (compiled list of various wrongdoings done by the US since the end of the Second World War)

    https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/sdut-lt-honduras-coup-elite-backlash-080609-2009aug06-story.html (information about the coup itself)

    https://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/27/opinion/in-honduras-a-mess-helped-by-the-us.html (an article about the failings of the post-coup administration/American support for it)

    https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_56e34161e4b0b25c91820a08 (Hillary quote about the elections and other information)

    https://www.democracynow.org/2016/3/11/before_her_assassination_berta_caceres_singled (about murdered activists)

    https://tworowtimes.com/opinion/walking-with-the-honduran-migrant-caravan/ (an article that’s similar to the first)

    https://www.hrw.org/news/2010/07/29/honduras-ongoing-attacks-foster-climate-intimidation (about the intimidation/killings of journalists/opposition)

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/feb/28/berta-caceres-honduras-military-intelligence-us-trained-special-forces (on the details and information surrounding the death of a Honduran activist, hinting at a deliberate execution of political opposition by US trained forces)

    https://m.huffingtonpost.ca/mark-taliano/canada-foreign-affairs_b_6011844.html (On the use of “soft power” in helping nations like the US achieve regime change in other nations. Also shows the hypocrisy of establishment Democrats denouncing “Russian meddling” when the US has done it on a massive scale.)

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  • Tarazha from Virginia

    It is unconstitutional for the president to use executive order to change the asylum rules, and it is morally wrong to try to stop people from reaching freedom. People come to America to get an better education and a better life, and to meet them at the border with a military ruins the reputation of America begin the land of the free.

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  • Conner from California

    Immigration is one of the most controversial issues of our time, and there are many viewpoints on how to control this problem. As president of the United States, President Trump has the Constitutional right to command the armed forces (military), so he can choose how to solve current immigration problems. In a recent interview at the White House, Trump stated that he would be sending “15,000 troops” to the U.S.-Mexico Border in effort to stop the “caravan” of immigrants,from Central America. However, as of 2010, the U.S. Border Patrol Agency already has 20,000 agents on active duty (keep in mind that the “caravan” numbers only around 4,000 people). With this to know, it should be safe to say that sending an additional 15,000 troops to the border would be an economic waste. The estimated total cost of sending 15,000 troops to the border are $72 million, according to the Pentagon. Plus, we endanger 15,000 more lives to injury or death when protecting the country. On this issue, I am middle-ground. I personally believe in amnesty for any foreigner who wants to seek a better life for him/herself, however, I also believe that the immigrating person must pass background checks before entering (just in case to see if they have a violent/criminal history). As I stated before, President Trump has the right to be the commander-in-chief of the U.S. Military, but if I were President, I would govern the immigration issue slightly differently.

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  • Ankit from New Jersey

    He’s doing it as a political stunt to get the Republican base rallied for the elections. The actual caravan is decreasing in size by the day and is several weeks away. They pose no immediate danger to the US. Sending troops to the border is a waste of money and separating them from their families during the Thanksgiving is ethically wrong.

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  • Rylee from New Mexico

    I don’t support the the decision to end the military for three reasons.
    1- Being that it isn’t the Military’s job to do such a thing, we have a dedicated border patrol for a reason, to put a check on illegal immigration among other things.
    2- Sending the Military is a rash decision for such a thing, it can look as a very aggressive action on the international scale and can hurt the image that America and her people portray.
    3- I don’t believe people should be able to come and go from any country as they please, there has to be a system in which that it happens, the current system has its flaws and it should be changed, this Caravan shows that people do want to come to the United States, it is an opportunity to change the system so it is easier to come in legally and gain citizenship, especially for high skilled individuals. I believe that reform is needing not force.
    Overall, sending the Army not only is an aggressive decision that makes America look bad and wastes the Military’s time. It also is an opportunity for good reform to come so that stuff like this has a very low chance of happening again.

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  • Allison from Kansas

    I understand that President Trump is attempting to stop dangerous people in the caravan from coming into the U.S., but while he is doing that, he is also causing thousands of asylum seekers to not be able to cross the border. Our country was founded on the basis of immigration and giving people asylum. What Donald Trump is doing is taking that away from our country. I agree that there should be better border security but this is not the way to do it.

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  • Noel from New York

    We should not drain already stretched military funds to watch the border when it is no real threat. We need the military to protect our country from threats not illegal immigrants who are just looking for a better life.

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  • Jazmin from Nevada

    I don’t think Trump building a wall will keep people out of our country and he stated very ignorant comments making him racist calling all Mexicans “rapist and drug dealers”.

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  • Erik from California

    I disagree with current President Trump’s decision to send thousands of troops to the border because the U.S. is an image of hope and refuge to the migrants attempting to reach asylum. While we are confronted with the issue of safety for U.S. citizens, the influx of troops could pose a great help to determine that safety. Instead of prohibiting the entrance to the U.S., troops could be utilized to sort out any dangers, by running a full examination and registration of all individuals. Although this process is viewed as an unnecessary expense, it would mean opportunity and salvation for the thousands of immigrants. In addition the amount of troops being sent does seem like a waste of taxpayers money but in fact the influx of more immigrants, seeking citizenship for their families, would ultimately output more tax paying citizens. However a more effective way of ensuring a safe and legal way for immigrants to proceed into the U.S., would be pushing a reform on the current system of obtaining citizenship. I agree that the U.S. must be maintained a safe asylum but the large numbers of troops stationed at the border crush the hopes of thousands of families seeking to escape violence and drugs

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  • Jakob