Posse Comitatus Act
In the video above Jason talks about the immigration border crisis and the Posse Comitatus Act. Thankyou for taking the time to visit United We Are One and checking out our Veterans Voice. Here is the transcript from the video.
Jason here just got a quick question for you guys. What do you all think about this caravan of the immigrants coming to the border and president trump deploying the troops to the border to help deter this issue? I really want your opinions on the rules of engagement, what should be allowed and what should not be allowed for the military to do in this situation?
Keep in mind there’s something called the Posse Comitatus Act that limits the power of the military to perform tasks of law enforcement here in the United States. So with that being said how do you think the military should handle the situation? The military is not allowed to detain or they cannot apprehend. The Posse Comitatus act honestly makes them pretty much powerless. Due to this act our military is pretty much powerless.
So what do you think the military should be able to do? I know when I was still in the army in active duty during my deployments, the rules of engagement changed drastically from my first to my second one. I remember going from being able to engage anyone that had a weapon to my second deployment where we had to actively be engaged before we could return fire.
So with that being said how does the military handle and end all of this? I know the National Guard they’re deployed in their state they have the right to engage. They can control what’s being done. The active duty military on the other hand has restrictions. So what is your opinion? I would love to hear your thoughts on how the military should handle this. Please guys reach out let me know. I don’t know what you all think but I’ve got my opinion and I’d love to hear yours. Have a great day land I look forward to hearing from you.