Migration is war

The second migrant caravan crosses violently into Mexico:

Second migrant caravan storms into Mexico: ‘Violent’ group from Central America carrying BOMBS and guns defies a huge police presence to cross the border from Guatemala as Trump deploys 5,200 troops.

The second caravan making their way up through Central America have members armed with explosives. Had gasoline bombs made of soft-drink bottles, and improvised PVC tubes to launch fireworks. Mexican federal police briefly blocked the migrants from crossing the Suchiate River on Monday, but the migrants soon defied the law enforcement presence and broke through into Mexico. Many tried to swim or wade across to Mexico, some while carrying children. Law enforcement avoided a second day of violence, a day after a confrontation left one migrant dead.

Troop deployments are well and good. But they are meaningless unless the President is prepared to actually utilize their firepower when the border is attacked.