Breaking: Trump Deploying US Military to Protect US-Mexico Border

trump-wallPresident Donald Trump said Tuesday that he is ready to deploy the U.S. military to protect America’s border with Mexico from an influx of illegal immigrants.

Speaking to reporters at the White House, the president emphasized the need to defend the border until a wall is constructed between the U.S. and Mexico, according to Politico.

“We are going to be guarding our border with our military. That’s a big step,” Trump said during a meeting with the leaders of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. “We cannot have people flowing into our country illegally, disappearing and, by the way, never showing up for court.”

 
Trump also said he had spoken with Defense Secretary James Mattis about using the military to defend America’s southern border.

“We’re going to be doing things militarily until we can have a wall and proper security,” the president said, according to The Associated Press.

In recent days, Trump has been focused on securing the U.S.-Mexico border, particularly amid reports that a “caravan” of migrants, the majority of whom hail from Honduras, was making its way toward the U.S. with the intention of crossing the border.

“The big Caravan of People from Honduras, now coming across Mexico and heading to our ‘Weak Laws’ Border, had better be stopped before it gets there,” the president tweeted Tuesday morning.

“Cash cow NAFTA is in play, as is foreign aid to Honduras and the countries that allow this to happen. Congress MUST ACT NOW!”

Donald J. Trump

 

@realDonaldTrump

 
 The big Caravan of People from Honduras, now coming across Mexico and heading to our “Weak Laws” Border, had better be stopped before it gets there. Cash cow NAFTA is in play, as is foreign aid to Honduras and the countries that allow this to happen. Congress MUST ACT NOW!

Trump has placed blame on former President Barack Obama for America’s current immigration laws, saying at the White House that Obama made “changes that basically created no border.”

“As ridiculous as it sounds, the laws of our country do not easily allow us to send those crossing our Southern Border back where they came from,” Trump tweeted Monday night, before calling on Congress to act immediately.

Donald J. Trump

 

@realDonaldTrump

 
 As ridiculous as it sounds, the laws of our country do not easily allow us to send those crossing our Southern Border back where they came from. A whole big wasted procedure must take place. Mexico & Canada have tough immigration laws, whereas ours are an Obama joke. ACT CONGRESS

“A whole big wasted procedure must take place. Mexico & Canada have tough immigration laws, whereas ours are an Obama joke. ACT CONGRESS,” he wrote.

Updated: November 30, -0001 — 12:00 am
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