Many in Congress are calling for large funding increases to secure the border, to make the border “operationally controlled,” and to deploy the National Guard. These security proposals make up half of the text of the “HUMANE” Act, introduced by Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas), which is designed to drastically hasten the deportation of children seeking refuge at the U.S. border. In a video interview with WSJ Live, WOLA’s Senior Associate for Regional Security Policy, Adam Isacson, discusses why deploying the National Guard is a bad idea.
To watch the full interview, please click here or on the image below.
For more information on why increasing funding to border security will not fix the crisis with Central American children at the border, please click here.