President Trump Wants To Send Between 2,000 and 4,000 National Guard Members To Help Guard US-Mexico Border
By Samuel Chamberlain, Fox News // April 5, 2018
ABOVE VIDEO: President Trump explains need to secure Mexican border.
(FOX NEWS) – President Trump told reporters Thursday that he wants to send between 2,000 and 4,000 National Guard members to America’s southern border.
The president also said that he planned to “probably keep them or a large portion of them until the wall is built,” a reference to his long-promised barrier along the U.S.-Mexico frontier.
On Wednesday, Trump signed a proclamation sending the guard to the border in an effort to stop what his administration called an “unacceptable” flow of drugs, criminal activity and illegal immigrants.
The president spoke to reporters on his way back to Washington from West Virginia, where a scheduled round-table discussion of tax reform turned into a Trump monologue on the border and illegal immigration.