Published: Fri, October 26, 2018
Worldwide | By Angelina Lucas

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

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

"Trump's tweet this morning wasn't a one-off - he is looking at closing the border entirely as a pre-election effort to stoke his base", Haberman tweeted. No one at CBP, including the Border Patrol, endorses this activity.

Speaking on condition of anonymity, the official said the troops would be used mainly to provide logistical support including tents, vehicles, and equipment.

The troops are part of a security operation that is expected to be up and running by October 30. And Trump, at rallies and on Twitter, has tried to paint the Democrats as pro-illegal immigration, even claiming, with no evidence, that Democrats had organized and paid for the caravan, which remains more than 1,000 miles from the US border.

The travel ban, announced shortly after Mr Trump took office, affected people from seven countries, five of them with Muslim majorities.

Previously, Trump had referred to some of the migrants making the trek to the border as "hardened criminals" and suggested that "unknown Middle Easterners" were among the crowds.

Immigration and customs agents in the area have already been bolstered by some 2,100 National Guard troops, as the Trump administration has made it a priority to prevent undocumented immigrants from entering the U.S.

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.

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The US military is prohibited from carrying out civilian law enforcement on American soil unless specifically authorized by Congress.

It's not yet clear if the deployment will come from the National Guard or active duty troops.

Asked if the troops would be armed, Nielsen said Mattis would decide the rules of engagement, but added: "We do not have any intention right now to shoot at people".

President Donald Trump says he's "bringing out the military" to address what he's calling a national emergency at the southern border.

"If someone migrates to the United States, it's to work, and working is not a crime", he said. Many are fleeing violence, poverty and government corruption in their home countries.

The action, if implemented, would effectively bar those seeking asylum from entering the country.

Trump ordered the deployment of the National Guard earlier this year to respond to an increase in illegal crossings.

Trump told a rally crowd in Wisconsin on Wednesday that the military was "all set". "Wait'll you see what happens over the next couple of weeks".

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