To Understand What a President Can do and what a President Cannot do we need to read the US Constitution. The Constitution is the Highest Law in the Land. It trumps court rulings and Congress.
“1: The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual Service of the United States.” (Link)
Simply stated, the President decides where troops are sent and stationed. He is under no obligation to ask Congress for permission. In fact, Congress has its own mandate that it is choosing to ignore:
“The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic Violence.” (Ibid)
The fact of the matter is its is the Highest Law in the Land that states the US Federal Government is bound to protect each state against foreign invasion. Historically when one country tries to colonize another, even if those efforts are peaceable, it is considered an invasion. For example, the French and Indian war was fought over British and American colonization of what was then actually French Territory.
Colonization of the United States by Mexico, whereby Mexican citizens are not restrained by the Mexican Government, is also historically considered an act of aggression and an attempt at expanding Mexican Territory at the United States Expense.
President Trump is Constitutionally bound to defend the States against foreign invasion, which includes peaceful colonization.
Imagine the response if the United States where to try the same tactics with China or Russia. The Constitution is clear on the matter of peaceful or violent invasion. It is the Federal Government’s Duty to protect the States against it. That requires a military solution, not a Court Decision or a Legislative Decree.
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