Pentagon declared to transfer 3,750 more soldiers to US-Mexico border: The Trump government intensified up the bombast and action on migration on the day before of the US president’s State of the Union discourse by directing extra troops to the southern border with Mexico. In of the Donald Trump’s Twitter post, he told the republicans to be ready to do whatsoever is required.
Pentagon to send 3,750 more troops to U.S.-Mexico border
On Sunday, the Pentagon declared that an additional 3,750 troops were being directed to the border. In the statement it said, “Additional units are being deployed for 90 days, and we will continue to evaluate the force composition required to meet the mission to protect and secure the southern border”.
- The Pentagon announced Sunday a deployment of about 3,750 troops to the U.S. border with Mexico.
- The additional troops will bring the total number of forces supporting the border mission to approximately 4,350, according to estimates provided by the Department of Defense.
- The latest revelation comes on the heels of a partial government shutdown stemming from the impasse over Trump’s demand for $5.7 billion to construct a border wall.
Near around 2,400 active-duty troops are previously posted alongside the US-Mexico border. The added placement comes among a dead heat in the middle of Trump and Congressional Democrats over funding for a border wall.
Trump has frequently threatened to announce a national emergency to catch the money for it and hinted that a pronouncement may possibly arise after Tuesday’s State of the Union speech.
Earlier, the US President Donald Trump threatened to completely close the southern US border with Mexico if the legislators or officials drop his demands to provide the money to finish the wall.
Donald Trump in his earlier tweet on December tweeted on the same cause by saying, “We will be forced to close the Southern Border entirely if the Obstructionist Democrats do not give us the money to finish the Wall & also change the ridiculous immigration laws that our Country is saddled with. Hard to believe there was a Congress & President who would approve!”
Whereas, Donald Trump in the month of November too threatened to close the US-Mexico border and said that he will do so if “it gets to a level where we’re going to lose control or people are going to start getting hurt”.
On Sunday, Trump through his official twitter account had tweeted, “With Caravans marching through Mexico and toward our Country, Republicans must be prepared to do whatever is necessary for STRONG Border Security. Dems do nothing.”
Migration is projected to be one of the five key areas the US president is anticipated to emphasis on in his address. When last week he was asked by the news reporters in the topic of declaring national emergency, he replied that question by saying, “you’ll see what happens right after”.
In an interview on Sunday, Trump said, “It’s a national emergency… you know there have been plenty of national emergencies called. And this really is an invasion of our country by human traffickers”.