Do not vote to send troops to “protect” the southern border. No emergency exists there, and U.S. military is specifically not authorized to enforce civil laws. We are not at war with anyone on any of our borders, and sending troops there is a waste of their time and money. We are not some odious authoritarian nation that tries to wall itself off from trade, people and ideas. All we need is sufficient funding for ensuring efficient legal movement of people coming and going across the border, and expeditious handling/aid for those seeking refuge. Our resources would be better used to improve economic/social/trade conditions in the nations refugees are fleeing. That way lies better lives for all people.