In January 2018, the National Guard started offering a $20,000 bonus for new recruits. The Guard retweeted it during the news of the Presidential proclamation. Don’t miss some IMPORTANT SmartHER Context HERE:
SmartHer Context: Remember the President asked for $25B for a border wall in the recent spending bill. Congress allocated $1.6B for a limit fence…NOT a wall. Building a wall and border security remains front and center of President Trump’s “Make America Great Again” agenda. This is one way to continue his mission without needing Congressional approval. At least for now.
- Press Briefing by Press Secretary Sarah Sanders and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen: https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/press-briefing-by-press-secretary-sarah-sanders-and-department-of-homeland-security-secretary-kirstjen-nielsen-040418/
- What You Need to Know About the President”s Authorization for the National Guard to Deploy to the Southern Border: https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/need-know-presidents-authorization-national-guard-deploy-southern-border/
- Trump says he’ll send the military to the border. Bush and Obama did, tooA https://www.cnn.com/2018/04/03/politics/border-troops-deployed-obama-bush/index.html
- Readout of Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen”s Meeting with Mexican President Enrique PeA+-a Nieto: https://www.dhs.gov/news/2018/03/27/readout-secretary-kirstjen-m-nielsen-s-meeting-mexican-president-enrique-pe-nieto
by Jenna Lee,