It certainly appears that president-elect Donald Trump is serious about implementing at least some of his campaign promises. He better be – and not a moment too soon – because it’s much worse at the border than we’re being told.
The internet exploded on Tuesday when Reuters reported on an internal memo they obtained from the Department of Homeland Security.
After an exhaustive search of the web, it appears I am the only one to ask what I deemed to be a rather obvious question. How did Reuters obtain this memo? Virtually every article I perused, including the Reuters piece, described it as an “internal agency memo.” No one, including Reuters, ever said it was leaked, nor a Freedom of Information Act demand put on them to release it, as conservative media must do. No – just that it was a DHS “internal agency memo” reviewed by Reuters. I thought that odd. Is Reuters, and other leftist media outlets, privy to all DHS “internal” memos?
Anyway, Reuters wrote that the memo described a December 5, 2016 meeting between DHS and the Trump transition team. Trump’s team is said to have asked “the Department of Homeland Security to assess all assets available for border wall and barrier construction.” That’s a good sign. My guess is they probably have plenty of assets, as they sure haven’t been using any.
The Trump team also asked about expanding detention facilities and effectively restarting an aerial surveillance program Obama all but scrapped with his Look-the-Other-Way illegal immigration policy. The surveillance program, dubbed “Phalanx,” is “an aerial surveillance program that authorizes 1,200 Army National Guard airmen to monitor the sout…
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