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Trump says he's deploying military at Mexico border to stop illegal entry of people

Press Trust of India  |  Washington 

US President Donald Trump Thursday said that he is deploying military on the southern border with Mexico to stop people from entering the United States illegally as he described the situation as a "national emergency".

Defence Secretary James Mattis is expected to sign an order on the deployment of the troops.

"I am bringing out the military for this National Emergency. They will be stopped!" Trump tweeted as a caravan of some 5,000 to 7,000 people, mostly from three Latin American countries El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala are heading towards America through Mexico to enter the country illegally.

In his remarks and speeches over the past two weeks, Trump has repeatedly said that he will not allow those people to come inside the country illegally.

He has claimed that there are criminals and people of Middle Eastern descent among the migrants.

Trump has already announced to cut down on American financial assistance to these three countries.

In his tweet, Trump agreed with a commentator on Fox and Friends that "Democrat inspired laws make it tough for us to stop people at the Border."

This must change, Trump added.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, October 25 2018. 21:50 IST