The troops, which are expected to initially be stationed at ports of entry, will be deployed to provide additional security as the so-called "caravan of migrants" pushes toward the US-Mexico border. Those migrants clashed with Mexican authorities determined not to let the caravan grow or be repeated.The new group, whose members called themselves a second caravan, gathered on the worldwide bridge leading from Tecun Uman to Mexico.
The announcement during a Fox News interview came as the Pentagon announced it was deploying 5,200 active-duty troops to beef up security, and follows weeks of heated anti-migrant rhetoric from the president ahead of crucial midterm congressional elections next week.
Trump railed against illegal immigration to win the 2016 presidential election and has seized on the caravan of Central American migrants at campaign rallies in the run-up to next week's vote. "We will not allow a large group to enter the U.S.in an unlawful and unsafe manner", said Kevin McAleenan, commissioner of Customs and Border Protection, as reported by the Associated Press. The trip could be twice as long if the migrants head for the Tijuana-San Diego frontier, as another caravan did earlier this year.
President Donald Trump says he's planning "tent cities" to house asylum-seeking Central American migrants who are traveling in caravans toward the U.S.
Now there are 2,100 National Guard helping at the border. "If you want to wait, they don't usually get asylum".
But any migrants who complete the long trek to the southern US border already face major hurdles - both physical and bureaucratic - to being allowed into the United States. At least 1,000 caravan members have applied for asylum in Mexico, authorities say.
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In an interview Monday, Trump said the USA would build "tent cities" for asylum seekers.
General Terrence O'Shaughnessy, the head of U.S. Northern Command, said 800 U.S. troops were already en route to the Texas border and more were headed to the borders in California and Arizona.
Migrants are entitled under both USA and worldwide law to apply for asylum. He has made similar claims before without offering evidence.
"Sending active military forces to our southern border is not only a huge waste of taxpayer money, but an unnecessary course of action that will further terrorize and militarize our border communities", said Shaw Drake of the American Civil Liberties Union's border rights center at El Paso, Texas. Those deployments, which primarily include military police and engineers, began Monday and will continue throughout the week, according to the document. He said the caravans was "different" than those seen by the United States in the past, adding that they were better organized. U.S. Transportation Command posted a video on its Facebook page Monday of a C-17 transport plane that it said was delivering Army equipment to the Southwest border in support of the operation.
The projected US deployment is already roughly the same size as the USA military contingent in Iraq.