Opponents of the President said that the us military “is more important”
WASHINGTON – the Us military should be directed to the border with Mexico to combat illegal immigration, told journalists on Tuesday, the President of the United States Donald trump.
“I think that’s what we have to do,” the President said, answering a reporter’s question at an event in the East room of the White house.
The President and several Cabinet members, including defense Minister James Mattis, Minister of internal security and Kirsten Nielsen attorney General Jeff and Roman sessions on Tuesday were briefed on the analysis of the strategy of the administration.
The panelists, in particular, discussed the mobilization of National guard troops and the need to put pressure on Congress, demanding urgent adoption of the law on closing legal loopholes used by traffickers, narco-terrorists became and smugglers.
Plans for the trump to use the military to guard the border responded to the Pentagon.
“We continue to consult with the White house,” said a senior official of the defense Ministry, promising to provide additional information.
Two predecessors trump George W. Bush and Barack Obama sent National guard troops to assist agents of the border service in intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance.
Democratic Senator Brian Schatz, member of the Subcommittee of the Senate appropriations, rushed to condemn the idea to the President, writing on Twitter: “our military is more important than mobilizing for the fulfillment of election promises [trump]”.
American soldiers who are in active service, are usually not allowed to execute the functions of domestic law enforcement, which may include detention of trespassers.
At the press conference, the President also talked about the “caravan” of thousands of migrants from Central America, who overcame the distance in 2 thousand kilometers from the border of Mexico and Guatemala to the border with the United States. In recent days, the President several times referred to this procession, saying that it needs to stop.
Recently, this “caravan” is also mentioned many times on the Fox News channel, which is trump’s preferred source of news.
Participants in the caravan “I think that they will go through all of Mexico and directly across the border” will be in the USA, said trump, praising the actions of Mexico, which, he said, was taking steps to “all upset”.
It is reported that Mexico provided some migrants with a refugee status.
Trump previously warned Mexico that the free trade agreement with its Northern neighbor may be in danger if Mexico will not stop the caravan before it reaches the American border.