Mattis Approves Extending Border Deployment Through Next Year

ㅤ"Mattis said Saturday that the military’s engineer work to put in crowd control capabilities was completed but indicated there were other things with which troops could assist the DHS. He said no troops were serving in a law enforcement capacity, in compliance with the U.S. Constitution.
ㅤ’I’ll make certain that what we’re doing is appropriate for our troops, and if it is and Border Patrol needs the help, of course, we’ll provide it,’ he said Saturday at the Reagan Defense Forum in California.
ㅤ’We’ll stay strictly within the Constitution, strictly within our laws, and the law enforcement functions will be carried out by the appropriate people, either the Border Patrol or U.S. marshals or other federal police, but not by the U.S. military,’ he said."

Full story at Breitbart. Posted here on 12/5/18. See "dod, dhs, troops, border."