Mattis expected to send hundreds of troops to southern border

Mattis expected to send hundreds of troops to southern border

Mattis expected to send hundreds of troops to southern border

No one at CBP, including the Border Patrol, endorses this activity.

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey sent hundreds of troops to the border earlier this year as part of "Operation Guardian Shield", a mission that extended through September 30.

KRGV's Christian von Preysing spoke with several property owners about the agency's efforts. Four days after crossing into Mexico, the caravan is still more than 3,000 kilometers (1,860 miles) from the United States border. "They will be stopped!"

Trump has expressed outrage over the caravan, describing it as an "assault" on the U.S. He has made a number of false or unsubstantiated claims about the migrants, including that Democrats have "led" the migrants and that "criminals and unknown Middle Easterners" are part of the caravan. Thousands of National Guard troops have been deployed there since April.

U.S. President Donald Trump has asked the over 7,000 Central-American refugees now on the march through Mexico towards the southern border of the United States to "go back".

The caravan is more than 1,000 miles south of the border, and it is unclear when or whether the migrants will arrive, and how many will seek to cross into the United States.

"Except that I rarely use a cellphone, & when I do it's government authorized".

The Department of Homeland Security requested the troops, NPR's Tom Bowman reports, after President Trump said he is intent on stopping any of the migrants from crossing the border.

A White House official said, "The administration is considering a wide range of administrative, legal and legislative options to address the Democrat-created crisis of mass illegal immigration". Trump's reference to the term "national emergency" was significant, the official added, because that allows wider latitude to send active-duty troops under existing legal authorities. Most are Hondurans, seeking to escape the poverty and violence that plagues the region.

In 2017, the USA had 331,700 asylum claims, more than any country in the world, according to the U.N. Refugee Agency.

Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen told Fox News on Thursday night that "everything is on the table" in regard to the migrant caravan.

Trump ordered the deployment of the National Guard earlier this year to respond to an increase in illegal crossings. So far, only a little over 2,000 have been used.

Trump hinted at the troop announcement at a rally in Wisconsin on Wednesday. "You're going to see a very secure border", he said.

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