Summary: This week’s final round goes deep into militarizing the border. Other topics include fuel economy standards, Syria, Spotify, the May 22 deadline on tariffs, and much more!
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About "Militarizing the Border "
It was somewhat of a surprise when President Trump announced that he was working with Mad Dog Mattis to send the military to the US/Mexico border. He tied his announcement to several issues he saw as problematic with US immigration policy: “Until we can have a wall and proper security, we’re going to be guarding our border with the military. That’s a big step.”
This is a big step. A president has yet to invoke his powers to utilize the military for border control. A popular debate case in our archives of immigration policy (a policy debate resolution that rises up every few years) is calling upon the military to solve its border issues. The argument can be made that border issues are security issues, and until Congress acts to solve the problems, the president has a duty to protect Americans from a porous border.
Sending the military to do the job of the border patrol raises some legal concerns, as well as safety and economic concerns. Extempers get to explain.
This week’s final round goes deep into militarizing the border. Other topics include fuel economy standards, Syria, Spotify, the May 22 deadline on tariffs, and much more!
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