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Trump to deploy US military to stop approaching ‘caravan’ of illegals

US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that US troops will be deployed along the southern border with Mexico to guard against illegal crossings into the country "until we can have a wall".

Published: April 4, 2018, 9:53 am

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    “Until we can have a wall and proper security, we are going to be guarding our border with the military. That’s a big step,” Trump told reporters at the White House.

    Trump’s remarks come in the wake of reports of a “huge caravan” of Central American immigrants traveling through Mexico, totally unobstructed by local authorities despite their presence being illegal.

    Only late on Monday night and after a long illegal presence in the country, did the Mexican government announce that the caravan would be broken up.

    News of the caravan has contributed to a significant escalation in US migration policy with the DACA deal’s demise over the past several days – an Obama-era program designed to protect illegal migrant children.

    Trump has suggested pulling out of NAFTA if Mexico does not curb the huge flow of illegal immigrants into the United States.

    Former Mexican president Vicente Fox has engaged in a war of words with Trump on Twitter, but deploying troops to the border is not an unprecedented move. Both Obama and George W Bush temporarily deployed the National Guard against illegals.

    The world will be watching to see if the US military can stop the horde of Guatamalan “refugees” making a run for the border.

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