News / UK and world by Press Association April 4, 2018, 4:35 am FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter Frustrated by slow action on a major campaign promise, US president Donald Trump has said he wants to use the military to secure the US-Mexico border until his promised border wall is built. Mr Trump told reporters he has been discussing the idea with Defence Secretary Jim Mattis. “We’re going to be doing things militarily. Until we can have a wall and proper security, we’re going to be guarding our border with the military,” Mr Trump said, calling the move a “big step.” It was not immediately clear exactly how the proposal would work or what kind of troops Mr Trump wanted to deploy. But the White House later said Trump wanted to mobilise the National Guard. Federal law prohibits the use of active-duty service members for law enforcement inside the US, unless specifically authorised by Congress. … [Read more...] about Donald Trump proposes military secure Mexico border until wall is built
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Donald Trump says up to 15,000 troops could be sent to Mexico border BelfastTelegraph.co.uk President Donald Trump has said the number of military troops deployed to the US-Mexican border could go as high as 15,000. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/world-news/donald-trump-says-up-to-15000-troops-could-be-sent-to-mexico-border-37480087.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/world-news/article37480085.ece/de365/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_97b2814d-6523-49c1-872c-39b27c32c7bb_1 Email President Donald Trump has said the number of military troops deployed to the US-Mexican border could go as high as 15,000. Mr Trump told reporters at the White House “we’ll go up to anywhere between 10 and 15,000 military personnel on top of Border Patrol, ICE and everybody else at the border”. He said the move would be aimed at preventing the entry of a caravan of migrants travelling from Central America. The caravan is still nearly 1,000 miles from the border. Mr Trump said … [Read more...] about Donald Trump says up to 15,000 troops could be sent to Mexico border
Trump says up to 15,000 military troops could be sent to Mexico border BelfastTelegraph.co.uk US President Donald Trump says the number of military troops deployed to the US-Mexican border could reach 15,000 – roughly double the number the Pentagon said it currently plans for a mission whose dimensions are shifting daily. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/world-news/trump-says-up-to-15000-military-troops-could-be-sent-to-mexico-border-37481583.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/world-news/article37481581.ece/226f3/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_b2838fa2-8f94-467b-bfda-2dd1f138f396_1 Email US President Donald Trump says the number of military troops deployed to the US-Mexican border could reach 15,000 – roughly double the number the Pentagon said it currently plans for a mission whose dimensions are shifting daily. The Pentagon says “more than 7,000” troops were being sent to the southwest border to support the Customs and Border Protection agents. … [Read more...] about Trump says up to 15,000 military troops could be sent to Mexico border
Donald Trump has defended the use of tear gas at the US-Mexico border, after a senior Democrat claimed the sight of women and children being engulfed in it was “not my America”. Mexico said it was deporting 98 migrants from Central America after hundreds stormed past a police blockade and a small number tried to breach the border fence with the US. The US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency said some migrants had thrown rocks at agents and they had to use tear gas to drive back them from the border fence. The decision over the weekend to use tear gas among crowds that contained a large number of women and children, was condemned by high-profile Democrats. Beto O’Rourke, who narrowly failed in his bid for a senate seat in Texas, said it should “tell us something about her home country that a mother is willing to travel 2,000 miles with her four-month old son to come here”. Writing online he said: “Should tell us something … [Read more...] about Trump defends use of tear gas at US-Mexico border after Democrats say ‘this is not my America’
ONE of Donald Trump's most famous campaign pledges was to construct a "great, great wall" on America's southern border with Mexico. Designs have been revealed but with questions over funding and congressional support for the project, will Trump ever see the "big, beautiful wall" he promised his supporters? Why does Trump want to build the wall? During his presidential campaign, Trump promised supporters he would take a hard stance on immigration and build a giant wall on the country's southern border. He maintained Mexico would have to pay for it, saying he wanted to construct a barrier to keep out illegal migrants. The tycoon said he would build an "impenetrable, physical, tall, powerful, beautiful, southern border wall" between the US and Mexico. In controversial speeches, he branded Mexicans "rapists" and "criminals" who were bringing problems into the United States. The policy proved popular with voters in some heartland Republican areas as Trump unexpectedly swept into the … [Read more...] about Is Donald Trump building the wall, what will the US-Mexico border look like, who’s paying for it and how much will it cost?