VIDEO: President Trump To Send National Guard To Help Guard U.S.–Mexico Border
By Adam Shaw, Fox News // April 4, 2018
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(FOX NEWS) – The Trump administration announced Wednesday that President Trump will sign a proclamation to send the National Guard to the southern border immediately in response to what it described as an “unacceptable” flow of drugs, criminal activity and illegal immigrants.
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said at the White House press briefing that it would be done in conjunction with governors and that the administration hopes the deployment begins “immediately.”
“Despite a number of steps this administration has taken…we continue to see unacceptable levels of illegal drugs, dangerous gang activity transnational criminal organizations and illegal immigration flow across our border,” she said.
“The president has directed that the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security work together with our governors to deploy our National Guard to our southwest border to assist the border patrol,” she said. “The president will be signing a proclamation to that effect today.”
BREAKING: Trump administration: President working with governors on ‘immediate’ deployment of National Guard to US-Mexico border.
— The Associated Press (@AP) April 4, 2018