Campus Reform’s Cabot Phillips is at it again, this time reminding today’s youths that sending the military to the Mexican-American border is not an unprecedented move.
President Trump recently called for thousands of National Guard troops to be sent along the border in order to help prevent illegal immigration. President Obama did something very similar during his first term in office.
As noted by Time, President Bush did the same thing as well.
The exact role troops will have has not been determined, but Secretary Nielsen said the deployment will likely model a similar operation that occurred under President George W. Bush. Both Bush and Barack Obama deployed National Guard troops to the border during their administrations.
Trump has said in recent days that he wants to send the military to the southern border as part of a crackdown on illegal immigration.
“The Mexican border is very unprotected by our laws,” he said at a press conference with Baltic leaders on Tuesday. “We have horrible, horrible and very unsafe laws in the United States and we’re going to be able to do something about that soon.”
However, at University of California Santa Barbara, students were stunned into silence when learning this fact.
At first they described America’s military being deployed at the border as not compassionate, unjustified, and putting a “bad light on America.”
One student even said she was simply not a fan of the military to begin with.
Perhaps the true gem of the clip is when a student says, “Where do you draw the line? On who can be here or not.”
“At a border, I think most people will say,” Phillips responds.
“Maybe,” the pensive co-ed replies.
But, all of these students either did not know that President Obama did the same exact thing When learning about, they justified his actions in different manners.
Campus Reform has a series of these kinds of videos well worth the watch.
Today’s video can be seen here.