US News Trump tweets as National Guard troops deploy: 'We are sealing up our Southern Border'

00:55  08 april  2018
00:55  08 april  2018 Source:   The Hill

Trump picked an odd time to send troops to the US-Mexico border

  Trump picked an odd time to send troops to the US-Mexico border The Trump administration said Wednesday it is deploying the National Guard to the US-Mexico border to help curb illegal immigration. US Homeland Security secretary Kristjen…US Homeland Security secretary Kristjen Nielsen said the troops will start taking their posts immediately, though she could not provide any details on how many will participate in the operation or how long it will last. “We are anxious to have that support,” she said during a White House press conference. “The urgency cannot be underscored.

President Trump will sign a proclamation to send National Guard troops to our Southern border to keep criminal illegal aliens out of our country.

U . S . President Donald Trump announced this week that the military would be used to help secure the southern border . He signed a memo on Wednesday authorizing the use of National Guard troops to secure the border .

U.S. President Donald Trump © Getty U.S. President Donald Trump

President Trump touted his efforts to increase security at the border Saturday afternoon as National Guard troops began to deploy to the area.

"We are sealing up our Southern Border," Trump tweeted. "The people of our great country want Safety and Security. The Dems have been a disaster on this very important issue!"

His tweet comes as Arizona and Texas begin to deploy hundreds of guardsmen to the border starting this weekend as part of Trump's plan to shore up the area until his border wall is complete.

Trump signs off on memo to send National Guard to southern border

  Trump signs off on memo to send National Guard to southern border President Trump signed a proclamation late Wednesday ordering National Guard troops be sent to the U.S.-Mexico border to address a "surge of illegal activity."In a memo to Defense Secretary James Mattis and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, Trump ordered the National Guard be used to secure the border "to stop the flow of deadly drugs and other contraband, gang members and other criminals, and illegal aliens into this country.

Share Tweet Subscribe to the Chicks! “The President has directed that the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security work together with our governors to deploy the National Guard to our southwest border ,” Nielsen stated.

President Trump said on Tuesday that he will deploy U . S . troops along the southern border to guard against illegal crossings into the country “until we can have a wall.” “Until we can have a wall and proper security, we are going to be guarding our border with the military.

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R) said he will send 150 National Guard troops to the border and Army National Guard Brig. Gen. Tracy Norris said 250 troops will go to Texas's border with Mexico.

Defense Secretary James Mattis on Friday approved a plan to deploy 4,000 troops to the U.S.-Mexico border.

a gate in front of a building © Provided by The Hill The memo authorizing the deployment calls for the National Guard personnel to support the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) "southern border security mission while under the command and control of their respective governors through September 30, 2018."

The troops are not allowed to perform law enforcement activities or interact with migrants or people detained by the DHS. They will only be armed when necessary for self-defense.

The troop deployment comes after Trump was heavily criticized by his base for not pressing Congress for more federal funding for his border wall.

A massive spending bill passed by Congress last month allocated $1.6 billion for border security but had restrictions on how the funds could be used.

Trump tweets as National Guard troops deploy: 'We are sealing up our Southern Border' .
President Trump touted his efforts to increase security at the border Saturday afternoon as National Guard troops began to deploy to the area. "We are sealing up our Southern Border," Trump tweeted."We are sealing up our Southern Border," Trump tweeted. "The people of our great country want Safety and Security.

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