As an outsider I don't see anything wrong that the military would provide drivers and possibly busses (not trucks) to transport immigrants to CPB camps, or between. Neither do I see anything speaking against the military providing kitchen facilities and cooking for immigrants under control of the CBP. Though I remember in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars they themselves outsourced at the base camps the Food&Beeverage functions to contractors.Addie wrote: ↑Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:51 pmWaPo
Pentagon set to expand military role along southern border
Senior Defense Department officials have recommended that acting defense secretary Patrick Shanahan approve a new request from the Department of Homeland Security to provide military lawyers, cooks and drivers to assist with handling a surge of migrants along the southern border.
The move would require authorizing waivers for about 300 troops to a long-standing policy prohibiting military personnel from coming into contact with migrants.
On the other hand I cannot see that transfering a handful of military judges trained in military code and procedures will bring anything. They need a retraining in civil code and procedures and in a speciality of administrative law. I don't expect that the military justice system is overstaffed, so the military itself will suddenly find itself with a shortage of specialists.There is also a psychological aspect speaking against military judges: migrants coming from military dictatorships or nations where the military has strong influence on government may not believe in the impartiality of US courts.
PS. does the militar have extra finance provisions to pay for civilian clothing of military judges at civilian courts?