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Ordered to engage in illegal law enforcement near border
Direct violation of law assumed to safeguard against martial law

Hi Friend. It turns out that sending nearly 6,000 active-duty troops to the southern border was more than a $72 million (and counting) effort to bolster GOP prospects for the midterm elections. It may have been the beginning of the end for the 1878 Posse Comitatus Act. On November 20th, the Trump admin signed a memo directing active-duty troops to take on law enforcement roles, including authorizing the use of lethal force, for the first time along the southern border. Read our overview of the situation here.

January 2019 PDF newsletter:
Deployed to the border

In your new January 2019 PDF newsletter:

jan 2019 newsletter
  • Troops ordered to engage in illegal law enforcement near US-Mexico border
  • Celebrating resistance through dance
  • Deployed to the border: A test of conscience for GI’s
  • The Objector Church, an introduction

We normally wouldn’t have published a newsletter until the spring, but these are not normal times. Since May, we’ve been following the developments of the Trump Administration's mandate to have the military build and host massive concentration camps for immigrants and asylum seekers. While a tent city near El Paso is quickly growing to hold nearly 4,000 children--the development of a dozen more military-hosted camps seem to be in gestation.  The focus of this newsletter covers what none of us saw coming, the deployment of active duty troops to the southern border. Take a look, print, copy, and pass it around.

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