On Tuesday, the Department of Homeland Security confirmed what we already knew to be true.
White House: Art. 4, Sec. 4 Authority to Act on "Foreign Invasion Force" approaching Southern Border; "Courts have No Say"
The 72 hour "ready-standby" order was given to the 1st Armored Division at Fort Bliss, TX. This story mistakenly reported the base as Fort Campbell, KY. The story has been corrected.
The White House is under a virtual onslaught of politico types from Congress and various Executive Branch Departments (State Dept / Homeland Security et. al.) who are screeching "Posse-Comitatus" and saying the US military cannot be used for civilian law enforcement concerning the approaching migrant caravan.
The position of the White House is that the military is being deployed on US soil "to protect America from a known, approaching, foreign invasion." The White House points to Article 4, Section 4 of the US Constitution as its authority; specifically the provision requiring the United States to "protect (each state) from invasion."
The politicos and various left-wing groups are now threatening to seek a restraining order via the federal courts to prevent the President from using the military in this border situation.
The position of the Administration is that the Constitution makes the President Commander-in-Chief of the military and his authority over the military is plenary, (absolute) which the courts have no say over.
The administration also points out that the War Powers Act empowers a President to use the US military in defense of the nation for up to 60 days without Congressional involvement. More importantly, MOST of the War Powers Act is only applicable when US military forces are operating OUTSIDE the United States, not when they are actively defending US Territory. However, pursuant to 50 U.S. Code § 1541 (c)(3) the President may use such troops in a "national emergency created by an attack . . ." It is irrefutable that hordes of illegal aliens storming our border would constitute an "attack," and as all of you already know, the President himself has already referred to this situation as a "national emergency" -- so the legal language is already now in-place to use troops.
Internal Administration documents are ALL referring to this "migrant caravan" as a "foreign invasion force" with zero mention of immigration/refugees or migrants. It is being treated as a direct threat to our national security, to our territorial integrity, and to our sovereignty, REQUIRING a military deployment.
The President is being harassed to use the National Guard instead of the military, but he flatly refuses to do so "because that will involve Governors who have interfered in the past. We won't allow that this time."
The original Caravan is now documented over 12,000 people and two additional "caravans" are being organized in Guatemala and in Honduras right now.
If the first "caravan" gets through, the others will be right behind demanding to get in as well.
More than 40,000 MEXICANS are now beginning to "stage" to join the original "caravan" so that there will be over 50,000 people trying to storm the border at the same time.
The original "caravan" is being aided and abetted by VEHICLES being supplied by unknown entities, so they can arrive at the southern border BEFORE ELECTION DAY. The goal is to cause a massive incident before election day - either forcing the President to use military force against "unarmed civilians" to make Americans sick to their stomach - and presumably cause them to vote for Democrats, or for President Trump to cave-in, allow the migrants into the country, thereby wrecking his own political base. Put simply, the Democrats view this as Trump being "damned if he does, and damned if he doesn't."
As of this morning, one DUAL CITIZEN (America/Mexico) was taken under arrest inside Mexico in connection with this "migrant caravan" and he is presently being held by Mexican authorities.
Word through my back-channel sources says this guy was a sort of "point man" for PAYING people to join the "caravan" and that the US feds plan to prosecute him for funding an invasion against the US.
This official action by two sovereign foreign states, Mexico and Guatemala, seems to explain cash payments being made openly to "migrants" on the streets of Mexico, who are participating in their trek to the USA.
It also seems to explain why Mexican authorities appear to have done nothing meaningful to stem the flow of these people.
It further seems to explain the providing of vehicles to transport these people from southern Mexico toward the US Border.
In short, the official Act reported above seems to be the legal basis for the Trump Administration to launch military action against both Mexico and Guatemala because the human wave of "migrants" coming at the US southern border are doing so at the behest of foreign powers.
Now the caravan is steamrolling north, and one Mexican newspaper is reporting that the number of people involved has grown to 14,000…