Trump Warns Mexico: ‘Better Not’ Detain and Disarm US Troops Again

Trump Warns Mexico: ‘Better Not’ Detain and Disarm US Troops Again

Kerry Wise
April 25, 2019

Daniel Horowitz, senior editor of the Conservative Review, called the incident "a pure invasion that requires a military buildup". Trump tweeted in response to the April 13 incident at a remote border area in Texas, which included Mexicans disarming one of the National Guardsmen and tossing their firearm in the USA vehicle. The Mexican soldiers who approached the US forces reportedly drew their weapons and ordered the American troops out of the vehicle.

The incident occurred north of the Rio Grande in Texas, but in an unmarked area south of the border fence. Mark Lazane, a spokesman for NORTHCOM.

Actually, the Mexican soldiers were in USA territory. "Throughout the incident, the USA soldiers followed all established procedures and protocols", according to NORTHCOM.

Civil rights groups convinced the lower court that the program, known as Migrant Protection Protocols, violated USA obligations not to send asylum seekers to a country where they face fears of persecution. "There are approximately 200 personnel as part of a crisis response force, with the remainder being headquarters and logistics personnel supporting the mission". The U.S. soldiers immediately contacted CBP, who responded quickly. They took a Beretta M9 service weapon from one American soldier and put it in the CBP vehicle.

US Northern Command, which oversees military support for Customs and Border Protection, confirmed to the Associated Press that the Americans were in a CPB vehicle near Clint, Texas, on April 13 when the incident took place.

The president's tweets come after several Mexican military personnel reportedly questioned U.S Army soldiers who were on patrol duty near the border in Texas.

Mexican troops removed a weapon from one of two United States service members they confronted in a remote area of Texas earlier this month.

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This indicates that the Mexican soldiers became aware of their mistake following the discussion.

The two US soldiers were traveling in an unmarked vehicle, according to a brief statement issued later on Wednesday by the Mexican foreign ministry, which added to the confusion. The truck departed from the area, heading westbound on the border.

"I don't know one Border Patrol agent that is going to accept that story that the Mexican military thought that these national guardsmen were in Mexico", Judd said on "Fox & Friends".

The president went further stating, "we are now sending armed soldiers to the border".

Trump campaigned on a promise to secure the border, and while Democrats previously authorized funding for border security, they have adamantly refused to do so now.

President Donald Trump reacted to Mexican soldiers disarming American soldiers despite the Americans being on the United States side of the border.