Happening Now: Pentagon Sending 5,200 U.S. Troops To The Border

October 30, 2018
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The Pentagon announced Monday it will deploy 5,200 additional troops to the U.S.-Mexico border by the end of the week to stop thousands of migrants and refugees in a caravan from entering the country.

According to NBC, Gen. Terrence O’Shaughnessy, the commander with the U.S. Northern Command and North American Aerospace Defense Command, announced the decision at a news conference and said the deployment, called “Operation Faithful Patriot,” is to “harden the points of entry.”

“We know border security is national security,” he said. “The president has made it clear that border security is national security.”

President Trump told Fox News on Monday evening that Central American migrants who are approaching the U.S.-Mexico border in caravans are “wasting their time” and vowed, “they are not coming in.”

Trump spoke to “The Ingraham Angle” hours after the Pentagon announced it would deploy some 5,200 troops to the southern border in what the commander of U.S. Northern Command described as an effort to “harden the southern border” by stiffening defenses at and near legal entry points.

“When they are captured, we don’t let them out,” Trump told host Laura Ingraham. “We’re not letting them out … We’re not catching, we’re not releasing … We’re not letting them into this country.”

Trump also said the administration would build “tent cities” to house any asylum-seekers who have joined the caravan.

In addition to that President Trump announced that the United States would begin “cutting off, or substantially reducing” foreign aid to Central America over a growing migrant caravan marching toward the southern border.

“Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador were not able to do the job of stopping people from leaving their country and coming illegally to the U.S. We will now begin cutting off, or substantially reducing, the massive foreign aid routinely given to them,” Trump tweeted.

Trump is currently tackling the immigration issue from multiple angles in the midst of his rally blitz, this week. Between his plans to execute an executive order to end birthrights citizenship, cutting funding to non-complainant Nations, and deploying troops to head-off this looming caravan,  it’s shaping up to be an extremely busy week for the President.

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