“So far as the caravan is anxious our army is out, we have now about 5,000-8 (thousand), we’ll go as much as anyplace between 10 (thousand) and 15,000 army personnel on prime of border patrol, ICE and all people else on the border,” Trump instructed reporters Wednesday.
The Pentagon has already introduced 5,200 lively responsibility troops are being despatched to the border and has recognized an extra 2,000 that might go. There are at the moment 2,100 Nationwide Guardsmen on responsibility on the border and an extra 2,000 might be referred to as upon to go if wanted.
Shortly after Trump spoke, the Pentagon launched a press release saying “The variety of troops deployed will change every day as army forces circulate into the working space, however the preliminary estimate is that the DOD could have greater than 7,000 troops supporting DHS throughout California, Arizona and Texas.”
The migrants, who’re over 800 miles away from the US, are weeks away from arriving on the border the place many reportedly plan to hunt asylum.
Trump additionally added that he’s pondering “very critically” and “instantly” of stopping assist to international locations the place folks within the group of migrants are coming from.
“No person’s coming in. We’re not permitting folks to come back in,” Trump mentioned. “For those who take a look at what occurred in Mexico two days in the past with the roughness of those folks within the second caravan that is been forming, and in addition frankly within the first caravan, and now they’ve one forming in El Salvador. … We’re pondering very critically, instantly stopping assist to these international locations as a result of frankly, they’re doing nothing for the American folks.”
“Immigration is a really, very huge and really harmful — a extremely harmful subject and we’re not gonna enable folks to come back into our nation that do not have the nicely being of our nation in thoughts,” Trump added.
Trump additionally responded to a query on immigration saying, “I am not concern mongering in any respect.”