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(FOX) Democrats were staunch opponents of former President Donald Trump’s deployment of U.S. soldiers to the Southern border in 2018 to counter caravans of migrants attempting to enter the country illegally.
President Biden, however, has taken similar steps, approving a decision this week to send 1,500 active duty soldiers to the border in addition to the already 2,500 National Guard soldiers the Department of Homeland Security says are already deployed there.
The news, which broke Tuesday afternoon, has left Democrats in an awkward position and with party leadership staying largely silent on the issue. Fox News Digital reached out to House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer about the deployment but did not immediately…FLASHBACK: Democrats opposed sending troops to border under Trump administration | Fox News