Trump administration will reportedly send troops to the US-Mexico border

Trump administration will reportedly send troops to the US-Mexico border

The Trump administration is drafting an executive action that would make it exceedingly hard for Central American migrants seeking asylum at the U.S. -Mexico border to gain entry, according to three sources familiar with the proposed measures.

"To those in the Caravan, turnaround, we are not letting people into the United States illegally", Trump tweeted Thursday afternoon.

In a statement sent out Thursday afternoon, Border Patrol says media groups, and possibly armed civilians, will be trying to access people's land without permission.

Trump, in a tweet urged them to rather apply for USA citizenship like others.


The troops will not engage in lethal operations to stop the migrants.

The additional troops are to provide what one official described as logistical support to the Border Patrol. It would invoke the same section of immigration law that Trump cited to back up his Muslim travel ban, the Times said.

There are now 2,100 National Guardsmen along the border, but the DHS request could lead to the first large-scale deployment of active-duty US military forces to support the border protection mission under Trump. "We only want to give our kids a better future". Presenting oneself at the USA border as an asylum seeker is a form of legal immigration, and by traveling in a large group, the migrants can avoid unsafe smuggling organizations.

He vowed that he would not allow them into the country.


Altogether the order would prevent hundreds in the caravan from entering the U.S. and asking for asylum, the newspaper said.

But Nielsen warned: "This caravan can not come to the United States". But those members remain under the control of the governors of the states where they're positioned, and their activities are limited to supportive roles, such as providing surveillance. It's not yet clear if the Department of Homeland Security will reimburse the Pentagon. Earlier this year, Mattis authorized Pentagon funding for up to 4,000 National Guard troops on the border.

In April, when another such caravan of migrants began making its way north through Mexico, he called for USA troops to step in, suggesting that he wanted active-duty armed troops to do what immigration authorities could not. "The president should not be using the military to further a partisan agenda".

Trump hinted at the troop announcement at a rally in Wisconsin on Wednesday. You're going to see a very secure border.


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