Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Emergency Travel Alert - Federal American Government to announce use of "Emergency Powers", Tuesday October 30

Emergency Travel Alert!

National Emergency Powers Enactment to be Announced

The New Normal - The Military at the Border 


**Sunday, November 25, 2018 PORT CLOSED AGAIN!**
Monday, November 19, 2018 Port Closed Then Re-Opened

San Ysidro Port Of Entry CLOSED!
Port of San Ysidro closed November 19, 2018
SAN DIEGO — "U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials temporarily suspended some operations at the San Ysidro port of entry early Monday morning. At about 3:15 a.m., CBP officials temporarily suspended processing for all northbound vehicle traffic at the border crossing, as well as northbound pedestrian processing at the Pedestrian East facility. The Pedestrian West facility and southbound vehicle lanes at San Ysidro were unaffected. At approximately 6:25 a.m., CBP officers resumed processing northbound pedestrian traffic at the Pedestrian East facility, and resumed processing northbound vehicle traffic in lanes 6-11, 13-18, and 20-23. Vehicle lanes 1-5, 12, 19, and 24-26 remained closed. CBP officials recommend that persons traveling northbound to the U.S. anticipate possible increased wait times because of the lane closures. The lanes were closed to install additional port hardening materials at the port of entry, to include jersey barriers and concertina wire, to prepare for the potential arrival of thousands of people migrating in a caravan heading towards the border of the United States.In the early morning hours, CBP officials received reports of groups of persons from the caravan gathering in the city of Tijuana for a possible attempt or attempts to rush illegally through the port of entry instead of presenting themselves as required to a CBP officer. CBP officials suspended operations to safely place impediments at the port of entry that would restrict access to a large group attempting to run through the border crossing. After the CBP response at San Ysidro, no activity materialized at the border crossing.“CBP will not allow for the unlawful entry of persons into the United States, at or between our ports of entry,” said Pete Flores, Director of Field Operations in San Diego. “Waiting until a large group of persons mass at the border to attempt an illegal crossing is too late for us; we need to be prepared prior to when they arrive at the border crossing.”"


Tuesday, November 13, 2018

"U.S. Customs and Border Protection is announcing lane closures starting at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at the San Ysidro and Otay Mesa ports of entry.

At least three northbound vehicle lanes at San Ysidro and one lane at Otay Mesa will be closed to install and pre-position port hardening infrastructure equipment in preparation for the migrant caravan and the potential safety and security risk that it could cause." CBP

"With the main migrant caravan now apparently headed for Tijuana to claim asylum in the U.S., federal authorities in San Diego on Friday warned that nothing short of law and order will be tolerated. A slew of contingency plans are being hammered out before the first wave of potentially thousands of migrants arrive — from the worst-case scenario of a complete shutdown of cross-border travel to using military troops to fortify fences to adding staffing to process a flood of asylum claims at ports of entry."

November 8
"Border Support" phraseology replaces

"The Pentagon has directed U.S. military commanders to stop calling the deployment of active-duty troops to the southern border “Operation Faithful Patriot,” a name derided by critics as overtly political while El Donaldo played up the mission in stumping for Republican candidates. 

Border support operations, formerly known as Operation Faithful Patriot, are currently being conducted as a domestic deployment and civil contingency operation of the United States Armed Forces.

The decision was acknowledged on Wednesday, November 7, after the midterm elections and the obvious debacle by the White House/Executive Branch for "El Donaldo". 

The Pentagon did not immediately explain what name the military operation may ultimately take instead. “We are no longer calling it Operation Faithful Patriot,” said a Pentagon spokesman, Army Lt. Col. Jamie Davis. “We are referring to it as border support. I have nothing further at this time.”

A second Pentagon spokesman, Chris Sherwood, said that simply referring to the military operation as “border support” is a “more accurate description” because the Department of Homeland Security is overseeing it. The news was first reported by the Wall Street Journal, which said the directive was issued by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis’s office on Election Day. He has sought to shield the military from politics, with mixed results."

Countermanding an order from a 'commanding officer', is not taken lightly by those 'in the business'. The expected nuclear meltdown of 'El Donaldo' executive branch, has begun. 

"Possible 15,000+ being sent?"" 

"U.S. troops are laying down barbed-wire fence along the Texas side of the Rio Grande River alongside Customs and Borer Patrol officers as approximately 7,000 immigrants travel northward through Mexico. The Defense Department told The New York Post, that the troops are laying down around 1,000 feet of fencing below the McAllen-Hidalgo International Bridge, which crosses into Mexico.

Operation Faithful Patriot Begins

A Border Patrol spokesperson told the Post that the fencing is part of "necessary preparations" for the caravans approaching the U.S. “I saw that beautiful barbed wire going up”, President Trump said Saturday campaign rally in Montana, the Post reports. “Beautiful sight”. Trump deployed 5,200 U.S. troops to the border last week, around 900 of which have arrived."

He saw concertina wire being deployed. 

Update: "The Pentagon is now deploying more than 5,200 active-duty troops to the U.S.-Mexico border in an effort to prevent members of a migrant caravan from illegally entering the country, a U.S. official said Monday. About 2,100 National Guard troops are already fanned out across the border under an order from Donaldo Trump earlier this year. In recent weeks, Donaldo has been warning repeatedly about the dangers posed by a caravan of mostly Central American migrants, which has swelled to an estimated 7,000 people and is continuing its slow trek north through Mexico.

Though Pentagon officials in the past have emphasized that the military was playing only a supporting role in assisting civilian authorities along the border, O’Shaughnessy portrayed the military as taking a far more active operational role.

“As we sit here today, we have about 800 soldiers that are on their way right now. They’re coming from from Ft. Campbell. They’re coming from Ft. Knox. They’re moving closer to the border” and are “ready to be employed on the border.” The first wave of 800 troops will be followed in coming days by additional deployments in Arizona and California. They will include active-duty military personnel from three combat engineering battalions and three helicopter units.

About 2,000 National Guard troops are already assisting at the border under a previous Pentagon operation. Among other roles, Black Hawk helicopters equipped with night sensors will be available to ferry Border Patrol personnel “exactly where they need to be” to “spot groups” and “to fast-rope down” to intercept migrants trying to cross the border. Military aircraft will conduct surveillance. The Pentagon is also sending engineers who could build vehicle barriers, walls and razor-wire fencing around the entry points. Soldiers arriving at the border were bringing 22 miles of concertina wire and would have another 150 miles available, O’Shaughnessy said. The Pentagon is sending riot gear, ready-to-eat meals and tents to equip, feed and house additional Border Patrol agents sent to the border. In addition, the Pentagon is sending four larger transport planes, including three C-130s and a C-17 to ferry the agency personnel to spots along the border where migrants may seek to cross illegally, officials said."

Updates through the Press Conference, Monday

Administration officials said last week that they were considering a plan to send up to 800 active duty troops to the border, but that deployment has increased to 5,200, according to the Department of Homeland Security official who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to publicly discuss the plans before a formal announcement this afternoon, Monday, October 29.

In the Defense Department press conference Monday,  reporters also grilled White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders about whether Trump would suspend habeas corpus—the right for anyone who is arrested to appear before a judge—in order to stop asylum seekers. She did not rule it out, sparking concerns.

Operation Faithful Patriot

The new figure is a major increase from initial estimates of 800 troops and would represent a military force equal to about one-third the number of customs officials currently working at the border. The military sent about 2,000 National Guard troops to the area earlier this year. The U.S. and federal law-enforcement officials said troops are likely to be deployed to ports of entry, at least in initial phases of the U.S. military mission, which the Pentagon has named Operation Faithful Patriot.

“We'll reinforce along priority points of entry so as to enhance [Border Patrol]’s ability to harden and secure the border,” Air Force Gen. Terrence O’Shaughnessy, head of U.S. Northern Command said at a news conference in Washington, D.C., adding that the deployment would be completed by the "end of this week."

Troops include three engineering battalions with "heavy equipment", as well as aviation and medical personnel. Most of the troops are on active duty and will carry weapons. Advanced helicopters will allow border protection agents to swoop down on migrants trying to cross illegally, he said. "We're going to secure the border," Air Force Gen. Terrence O'Shaughnessy, the Northern Command leader, said at the Monday afternoon news conference, from the Pentagon. He spoke alongside Kevin McAleenan, commissioner of Customs and Border Protection. Eight hundred troops already are on their way to southern Texas, O'Shaughnessy said, and their numbers will top 5,200 by week's end. He said the deployment of troops would follow his directions, first deployed to Texas, followed by Arizona and then California.

The mission's U.S. ground commander is Army Lt. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan, who was sent to Puerto Rico last year to lead Hurricane Maria relief efforts. The troops are coming from military posts including Fort Bragg, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Fort Stewart, Fort Campbell, Fort Riley and Fort Knox. The deployment includes three medium-lift helicopter companies with night vision equipment. O'Shaughnessy added that 22 miles of barbed wire already had been sent to the southern border and Air Force C-130s and other cargo planes would be used to deliver additional Border Patrol personnel.
The U.S. Military has already begun delivering 'jersey barriers' to the border with the Republic of Mexico, "the southern border", in conjunction with plans to deploy active duty troops there, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, said Sunday, October 28.

U.S. troops later expect to support border officials by doing things like building tents, providing medical support and helping staff command and control centers. Under the latest plans, about 1,800 troops will go to Texas, 1,700 to Arizona and 1,700 to California. 

The troops will be drawn from about 10 U.S. Army installations and consist largely of military police and engineers, one of the U.S. officials said. U.S. Marines also will be deployed, the U.S. official said. Some already have begun to deploy to the area and most are expected to serve there until mid-December, a Pentagon official said."

UPDATED! Donaldo Trump will announce a “sweeping border crackdown” in a speech Tuesday, October 30, and has already signed documents engaging the use of “emergency powers” to stop a large migrant caravan from entering if its thousands of members complete their trek from Honduras to the southern U.S. border.

Donaldo has reportedly engaged steps to deny migrants a chance to apply for asylum, which will lead to fights in federal court. The draft proposal reviewed by the Washington Post uses Donaldo's authority to “declare certain migrants ineligible for asylum for national security reasons,” reportedly the same authority Trump used to invoke the travel ban against certain Muslim-majority countries. 

Trump is also reportedly expected to “lay out his vision for an overhaul of immigration policies and border security” to invigorate his base one week before the midterm elections. The migrant caravan is reportedly thousands of miles away from the southern border, and many in their ranks have given up the trek. The caravan is estimated to be between 3,000 and 4,000 people, and will likely arrive at the border in “at least two weeks.”

National Emergency Orders Signed!

""Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has authorized the use of troops and other military resources at the U.S.-Mexico border, U.S. officials said on Friday, October 26, bolstering Donaldo Trump's 'battle against migrants trekking toward the United States'. The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Mattis' authorization did not include a specific number of troops, something that would be determined at a later point and was not itself a "deployment order."""

"With less than two weeks before the midterm elections, the Pentagon is preparing to deploy at least 800 troops to the U.S.-Mexico border to confront a migrant caravan that President Donald Trump has described as a “national emergency”, said administration officials. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis may sign an order mobilizing those troops as early as Thursday, October 25, 2018, according to two administration officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

The National Emergency Orders, have been signed by Donaldo Trump!

They said the number of troops will range from 800 to 1,000. The news of Mattis' decision follows a Thursday morning tweet from Trump who vowed to halt the Central American caravan by "bringing out the military". 

The troops would add to the roughly 2,100 National Guard soldiers Trump already spread out across the border under an order from Trump earlier this year. The troops are not engaging with migrants directly or performing law enforcement duties. Instead, they’re backing up Customs and Border Protection by monitoring video of the border and performing other tasks to free up Border Patrol agents to do their job in securing the border."

This is not a false flag. A little history.

"Threats to nation-states, including military threats, are not limited to other states and their militaries. The U.S. military spent the better part of the 19th century fighting pirates and hostile Indians, only briefly becoming a modern conscript force during the Civil War. The army reverted to its heritage as a frontier constabulary thereafter. More recently, the military has been fighting a plethora of non-state enemies, especially Islamic Jihadist groups and drug cartels. Yet, unlike the earlier Indian Wars, nearly all of this activity takes place today overseas. 

Before its growth and dominance in the two world wars, the U.S. military was focused inward, operating almost exclusively within U.S. territories and on the border. In addition to the Indian wars, it played a large role in occupying the defeated South. The latter proved controversial, however, ushering in strong limits against the employment of the military in domestic “law enforcement” through the Posse Comitatus Act.

But just because the military operates domestically does not mean it is engaged in law enforcement. Using the military on the border is as American as the Constitution, which provides: “The United States shall guarantee to every state in this union a republican form of government, and shall protect each of them against invasion; and on application of the legislature, or of the executive (when the legislature cannot be convened) against domestic violence. ”The divorce of the military from border defense—an artifact of World War II and the subsequent Cold War—should be considered more critically. 

No one saw a conflict between Posse Comitatus and the deployment of troops in a string of forts along the border with Mexico to deter and punish incursions. This use of the army in border security culminated in Black Jack Pershing’s 1916 punitive expedition against Pancho Villa. Thereafter, the military focused almost exclusively on overseas threats from nation-states, particularly in Europe, mostly ceding its role at the border to a law enforcement agency in 1924 when the Border Patrol was created. 

In the 1950s, when President Dwight D. Eisenhower addressed massive illegal immigration from Mexico, the military demurred. Historian Matt Matthews, in his excellent paper on the deployment of the army on the Mexican border, described the decision as follows: In 1954, U.S. Attorney General Herbert Brownell launched Operation WETBACK, a major coordinated effort to round up and expel illegal aliens. Hoping to reinforce the Border Patrol, Brownell turned to the U.S. Army for help. To his dismay, the proposal was rejected. The Army claimed such an operation would “seriously disrupt training programs at a time when the administration’s economy slashes were forcing the service to drastically cut its strength. Army generals also opposed the idea because a division would be needed just to begin to control the influx, while sealing off the border would require even more troops.”

While renaming itself the Department of Defense in 1947, the old Department of War was far more concerned with immediate national defense. The post-war military prepared to re-fight World War II in many respects, devoting its training and equipment to countering a conventional threat, the Soviet Union. The wars we actually fought, particularly the one in Vietnam, deviated from this plan, as the fighting tended to be counterinsurgencies against mostly unconventional enemies."

Original Reporting: October 18, 2018:

Americano Donaldo Trump threatened to order the U.S. military to "close" the southern border with Mexico, issuing a salvo of morning tweets that blasted Democrats, Mexico and other Latin American countries over immigration policy. This would occur during the 2018 Baja 1000, impacting international travelers in Mexico, from the U.S..

Trump made the comments as a caravan of Central American migrants is trying to reach the United States. Trump said leaders in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador are doing little to stop the large flow of people into the U.S. "In addition to stopping all payments to these countries, which seem to have almost no control over their population, I must, in the strongest of terms, 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".

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