Published: Sat, April 07, 2018
Global Media | By Garry Long

Trump wants military to do border control

Trump wants military to do border control

In 2010, President Barack Obama sent National Guard troops to the U.S. Trump has threatened to pull out of the North American Free Trade Agreement if Mexico doesn't comply. It is roughly 1,250 miles (2,000 kilometers) long, not 800 miles (1,290 kilometers) long.

Moments after tweeting, "HAPPY EASTER!" the president added a warning about "caravans" of people driving through Mexico toward the USA border.

He said he wanted to deploy USA military forces until his long-promised border wall is built.

Trump says during a joint press conference with the leaders of the Baltic nations that, "we don't have laws".

"If he thinks that because he says no to the DACA deal it's going to stop undocumented students and Dreamers like myself to not be vocal about the power that we have within our voices, then he's underestimating the power we have". "Until we can have a wall and proper security, we're going to be guarding our border with the military", Trump said, calling the move a "big step".

Trump has previously called for the "nuclear option" - changing Senate rules to end the filibuster.

The White House did not immediately answer questions about Trump's tweets.

Federal law prohibits the use of active-duty service members for law enforcement inside the US, unless specifically authorized by Congress. In 2006, under Operation Jump Start, 6,000 troops were sent to the border in an effort to increase security and surveillance. Having the U.S. National Guard patrol the border would require the permission of border state governors who control the National Guard. Over two years, about 29,000 National Guard forces participated, as forces rotated in and out.

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The Guard members were used for surveillance, communications, administrative support, intelligence, analysis and, in some cases, the installation of border security infrastructure.

Texas has also deployed military forces to its 1,250-mile (2,000-kilometer) border with Mexico.

Trump's announcement came on a day administration officials said they're crafting a new legislative package aimed at closing immigration "loopholes".

Trump has been seething since realizing the major spending bill he signed last month barely funds the "big, beautiful" border wall he has promised supporters. The $1.3 trillion funding package included $1.6 billion in border wall spending — far less than the $25 billion Trump made a last-minute push to secure. But much of that money can only be used to fix existing segments, not build new sections. Getting more risky. "Caravans" coming.

After 14 months in office, Trump still hammers regularly on an anti-immigration theme that helped to energize conservative Republican voters who helped him win the presidency in the 2016 election.

Nielsen, who took part in the meeting with Trump, said in a Twitter message late on Tuesday that she had been told by Mexican officials "the caravan is dissipating". Trump tweeted at daybreak Tuesday. Specifically, Trump referenced the so-called "Migrant Caravan" of 1,200 Central American refugees now making its way north through Mexico, with a view toward arriving en masse at the US border.

Martha Osornio Ruiz, an SIU student, came to the United States when she was a baby, and DACA has afforded her the opportunity to stay in lawfully in the US and receive work permits. Mexican immigration officers have been signing them up for temporary transit visas, which would allow them to travel to the USA border, possibly to seek asylum, or to seek asylum status in Mexico.

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