President May Triple Military Presence at U.S.-Mexico Border

The president is threatening to send as many as 15,000 troops to guard the U.S.-Mexico border as a large group of migrants attempt to gain entry into the country.

The heavy-handed response would see three times the number of troops stationed in Iraq sent to the U.S.-Mexico border; it would also exceed the number of troops in Afghanistan.

It is unclear whether or not the troops at the border will be required to adhere to posse comitatus, which is a law which was passed after the Civil War and prohibits anyone from using the armed forces to uphold domestic laws.

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