The president enjoyed the Thanksgiving holiday in Forida. While U.S. troops are near the U.S. border with Mexico, a soldier explains: “I get to spend Thanksgiving with my family here.”
They received a new order from the president. “If they have to they’re going to use lethal force I’ve given the ok…I hope they don’t have too.”
This order which could be challenged in court specifically says deadly force would be used only when reasonably necessary to ensure the protection of federal personnel.
The president also threatened to shut down the entire border. “If we find it gets to a level where we are going to lose control or where people are going to start getting hurt, we will close entry into the country for a period of time until we can get it under control. “
Nearly 6000 troops are deployed near the border to reinforce it against what the president has called “bad people.”
On the other side of the border, the number of migrants hoping to enter the U.S. continues to grow.
Local officials estimate some 6000 migrants are in the border cities of Tijuana and Mexicali and thousands more are expected to arrive.
For U.S. troops, “As long as the mission takes that’s as long as we’ll be here”. Thanksgiving may not be the only holiday spent near the border.