President Donald Trump has stated that the United State Military would be manning the nation’s southern border with Mexico until there is a border wall and “proper security’’ in place.
Trump has earlier stated that the US would stop foreign aids to Honduras and other countries was at risk unless they stop the influx of of more than 1,200 Central American migrants headed to the U.S. border with Mexico on a 2,000-mile (3,200-km) journey from the Mexico-Guatemalan border.
“We are going to be doing things militarily,” Trump said at the White House, adding he had discussed the idea with U.S. Defence Secretary, Jim Mattis.
“Until we can have a wall and proper security we’re going to be guarding our border with the military. That’s a big step,” he said.
“We cannot have people flowing into our country illegally, disappearing, and by the way, never showing up for court.”
President Trump has increased his increase in demand for stricter monitoring on immigration as his administration has moved to further crack down on people, who are in the U.S. illegally.
He has since threatened to upend the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and also criticize Maxico and her administration for what he described as a “Caravan”
The current trip has also put pressure on Mexican authorities ahead of the July 1 presidential election there.
“We will be doing things with Mexico, and they have to do it, otherwise I’m not going to do with the NAFTA deal,” Trump said.
In a post on Twitter, he had said the caravan “heading to our ‘Weak Laws’ Border, had better be stopped before it gets there.
Cash cow NAFTA is in play, as is foreign aid to Honduras and the countries that allow this to happen. Congress MUST ACT NOW!”
On Monday, the Republican president railed against Democrats over immigration and again pressed U.S. lawmakers to pass legislation to build his long-promised border wall between the U.S. and Mexico.