President Trump has ordered foreign aid to several Central American nations sharply reduced because of their inability or refusal to stop a so-called migrant caravan headed for the U.S. border. Trump this morning called the approaching caravan a "national crisis," and indicated steps will be taken to prevent the thousands of participants from entering the country illegally.

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The army attempting to invade our southern border, now estimated at 7,000, is well fed, funded and supported. President Trump has promised to use the military to secure the border, and must follow through with the threat.

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Voters must hold politicians accountable on election day if they fail to support security at our southern border.

Barry Richard is the host of The Barry Richard Show on 1420 WBSM New Bedford. He can be heard weekdays from noon to 3 p.m. Contact him at barry@wbsm.com and follow him on Twitter @BarryJRichard58. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.