The US states of Texas and Arizona on Friday announced plans to send National Guard troops to the southern border with Mexico after President Donald Trump ordered a thousands-strong deployment to combat drug trafficking and illegal immigration. The Texas National Guard said it would send 250 troops to the border within 72 hours and had already deployed two Lakota helicopters, while Arizona's governor said he would send 150 personnel next week. "The Texas national guard is preparing to immediately deploy with supporting aircraft, vehicles and equipment to the Texas-Mexico border," Brigadier General Tracy Norris, the commanding general of the Texas National Guard, told reporters at a briefing. "This deployment has begun with the movement of equipment and troops today. Within 72 hours the Texas military department will have 250 personnel along with ground surveillance vehicles as well as light and medium aviation platforms," she … [Read more...] about National Guard deployed to Texas-Mexico border within 72 hours
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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
US President Donald Trump has called on the National Guard to defend the border with Mexico. The order - in the form of a signed memorandum - follows months of frustration for the president as he struggles to fund his long-promised wall and follows his expressing concern over a "caravan" of 1,000 migrants from Central America that he believes is in pursuit of a better life in the US. President Trump has warned that the problem of illegal immigration into the US from Mexico is reaching a "crisis point" and threatened to withdraw foreign aid to Honduras - the country of origin of many of the convoy's participants. The signed on Wednesday evening states that "the security of the United States is imperilled by a drastic surge of illegal activity on the southern border". Citing his predecessors George W Bush and Barack Obama summoning the National Guard to the southern border in 2006 and 2012 respectively, Trump's memo reads: "The crisis at our southern border once … [Read more...] about Mexico border wall: Why is Donald Trump deploying the National Guard?
"The Texas National Guard is preparing to immediately deploy the supporting aircraft, vehicles and equipment to the Texas-Mexico border," Brig. Gen. Tracy Norris told reporters on Friday. "Within 72 hours, the Texas Military Department will have 250 personnel along with ground surveillance vehicles, as well as light and medium aviation platforms." © AP Photo/ Charlie Riedel,Scholar Explains Two Reasons Behind 'Militarization' of US Border With MexicoOn Thursday, US President Donald Trump said between 2,000 and 4,000 troops could be deployed to the southern frontier to help immigration enforcement secure the border. White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said later they hoped to have extra troops on the ground as soon as possible. The announcements were made after the Customs and Border Protection agency reported this week that US law enforcement apprehended more than 37,000 migrants in March, who were … [Read more...] about Texas to Send Hundreds of Troops to US-Mexico Border Within 72 Hours
According to a recent Washington Post report, an increasing number of US citizens, essentially people of Hispanic descent and who were largely born near the Texas-Mexico border, are being denied passports, having been accused of using bogus documents, birth certificates in particular. © REUTERS / Mike BlakeTrump Clashes With Mexico's Top Diplomat Over Payments for Border Wall Part of those individuals are reported to be routinely sent to immigration detention centers, facing deportation, while others are prohibited from re-entering the country on grounds that their passports have been annulled. The State Department meanwhile stated that “the U.S.-Mexico border region happens to be an area of the country where there has been a significant incidence of citizenship fraud.” The news is currently being widely discussed on the internet, with many claiming that the policy, or rather an allegedly … [Read more...] about US Revoking Passports Near Mexico Border Over ‘Citizenship Fraud’