In 2014, the United States government declared a crisis at the border to address the rapid increase in the number of unaccompanied children and, to a lesser extent, women, migrating through border checkpoints and/or unguarded entry points, especially into Texas. This continues to be a crisis. Refugee advocates are hoping that the Biden administration will bring significant changes. However, the Biden administration has emphasized that the crisis is based in several origin countries in Central America. A solution is needed ASAP.
Here's one idea; recruit mercenaries. Many of these refugees already have some military training. Using mercenaries is not new concept. Throughout history, governments have hired mercenaries to fight their battles. I’m sure you have heard of the Gurkha regiments of the British and Indian armies, and the French Foreign Legion. We need our own foreign legion. The Greeks often provided mercenaries, sometimes fighting each other on opposing armies. Of course, you have heard of the Swiss Guards who guard the Pope in Vatican City. Indian, Germany and Polish mercenaries were used by the Americans, French and British in the American Revolutionary War. Later, American Native-Indians were employed as scouts in the West. More recently, Montagnard tribesmen were hired by the US Army in Vietnam and used as scouts (Kit Karson Scouts). Off course you know about the Afghanistan national hired by the US and, unfortunately, left behind to the Taliban. Enough history.
We should also consider forming fighting units made up of refugees and commanded by US Army officers. We could promise them citizenship after several years. We could hire them straight out as mercenaries or have them join the US Army. It makes sense.
Here’s another idea; If we aren’t doing so already, we should be culling the refugees for use as spies to infiltrate South American countries and elsewhere. They know the language, the terrain and in some cases, they know the enemy.
Refugees are a large labor pool that could be used to do the jobs like farming that refugees usually do anyway.
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