Trump To Direct Deployment Of National Guard To US-Mexico Border

Trump To Direct Deployment Of National Guard To US-Mexico Border

César Blanco, D-El Paso, said in a statement. More than likely, the President's decision to deploy the National Guard was fueled by the same animus and xenophobia that have driven his public comments on this issue for many, many years, and to distract attention from the fact that he has been advised by the Special Counsel that he is a subject of the Russian Federation investigation.

Trump signed a proclamation earlier Wednesday ordering the secretary of defense to support the Department of Homeland Security in securing the southern border to stop the flow of drugs and migrants.

"I don't want to get ahead of the governors", she said at the White House Wednesday.

In a series of tweets in recent days, Trump has also criticized a caravan on Honduran refugees passing through Mexico en route to the United States.

According to Politico, a senior Department of Homeland Security official said that deploying troops along the southern border has been in talks, but has no rollout in place.

"The President's repeated inaccuracies and blatant lies about the southern border, our border security laws, and those seeking humanitarian assistance are deeply damaging and promote even more hateful rhetoric", Mr. Thompson said.

"A caravan of Central American migrants whose trek across Mexico infuriated President Donald Trump has decided not to travel to the U.S. border, leaders said Tuesday", writes the AFP.

It's unclear how exactly the troops will be put to use - federal law prohibits them from enforcement activities such as detaining immigrants. "We have support teams at the border if there are people who need assistance there, but they would have to travel on their own".

The President can deploy the military on USA soil to help with disaster relief.

The nonbinding statement was approved unanimously Wednesday.

It wasn't immediately clear exactly how the proposal would work or what kind of troops Trump wanted to deploy.

Nielsen punted to the Pentagon when asked whether the military would cover any costs of the construction of the border wall, explaining that the president was referring to improvements to military infrastructure along the border.

The anticipated rapid rise in illegal crossings as we head into the spring and summer months threatens to overwhelm our Nation's law enforcement capacities. Despite those declining numbers, Trump made stronger border security a key issue of his campaign and has continued to stress immigration concerns once in office. "I will soon be announcing additional Department of Justice initiatives to restore legality to the southern border".

In 2014, former Texas Gov.

"It would be extraordinary to have so-called boots on the ground involved in enforcing (immigration) laws", Banks told AFP.

Johnson says the president and Congress have a duty to protect American citizens and secure the border.

But immigration advocates blasted Trump's latest order as impulsive and meaningless, characterizing it as an attempt to distract the public from the chaos he created when he reversed DACA, which protected about 800,000 young immigrants from deportation.

Former president George W. Bush deployed more than 6,000 troops to fix border fences and construct new barriers in 2006 while in 2010 his successor, Barack Obama, sent the National Guard to help secure the border.

"We must change the environment, we must change these pull factors", Nielsen urged, before stating that it would take some time before new legislation would be "finalized". -Baltic Summit, asserting that he had a meeting with Defense Secretary James Mattis "in a little while" to discuss the militarization of the border. In conclusion, she added, Trump "will be signing a proclamation to that effect today".

She said the current system "rewards bad behaviour" and "it's time to act". She also said that the USA has also been in touch with Mexico about the decision and that Mexicans "understand and respect our national sovereignty".

Trump's anger followed the initiative of a caravan of Central American migrants trekking across Mexico towards the USA border, but the caravan eventually scrapped plans to cross just before Trump officially ordered the National Guard to deploy.

In an early-morning tweet, the president said "Our Border Laws are very weak" and claimed Democrats "stand in our way" of new laws.

The president did not detail what that action would be.

Representatives for the White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment seeking more details about what action Trump planned.

A motorcade carrying President Trump drives past a U.S. -Mexico border fence on March 13, 2018. "After his failure to secure funding for his 'big handsome wall, ' he is clearly grasping for straws". We're going to be doing some things.

Under the George W. Bush administration, deploying the National Guard to the border cost $415 million dollars.



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