Donald Trump: US planning ‘tent cities’ for migrants

Marsha Scott
November 2, 2018

But the Wall Street Journal reported Monday that 5,000 troops would deploy to the southern border. Only about 200 in that smaller group made it to the border.

"What I can confirm is there will be additional force over and above the 5,239".

A US official told ABC News that 2,000 active duty troops have already been placed on "prepared to deploy" orders in anticipation of those requests.

End game: open borders, the end of national sovereignty, and, as The New American has reported, integration of the United States into the North American superstate managed by Deep State globocrats.

U.S. Air Force General Terrance J.

"This plan is only for those who comply with Mexican laws, and it's a first step towards a permanent solution for those who are granted refugee status in Mexico", Pena Nieto said in a pre-recorded address broadcast.

The two groups combined represent just a few days' worth of the average flow of migrants to the United States, and similar ones have occurred regularly over the years, passing largely unnoticed.

The aviation units are among ten listed in the planning documents which are slated to be in place by November 2 and conclude their mission on December 15.

But since that crossing, the Mexican Navy has begun patrolling the Suchiate River and Mexican police have taken up positions on the riverbank, insisting migrants register before entering and show travel documents that many do not have.

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Asked about the use of weapons, O'Shaughnessy said the active-duty troops have been given clear guidance on the use of force and there will be unit and individual training to make sure they know what they can and can't do.

Those deployed will include engineers, planners, military police, pilots, cooks and medical personnel. The Pentagon's "Operation Faithful Patriot" was described by the commander of U.S. Northern Command as an effort to help Customs and Border Protection "harden the southern border" by stiffening defenses at and near legal entry points.

That's because the military is bound by the Posse Comitatus Act, a 19th- century federal law that restricts participation in law enforcement activities.

President Barack Obama sent some 1,200 National Guard soldiers to guard the boundary, while President George W Bush deployed about 6,000 troops to help Border Patrol in what was called Operation Jump Start.

The military operation drew quick criticism.

Children of migrants wait for a ride near Tapanatepec, Mexico, as their caravan continues toward the US border, October 29, 2018.

The massive chain of migrants slowly making its way towards the US southern border, which is still some 1,000 miles north, is now demanding that the Mexican government provide transportation for its estimated 4,000 participants - demands issued amid reports of outbreaks of violence as more groups have forced their way through Mexico's southern border.

Despite suggestions by Trump to Fox News on Monday that tents along the border could be used to house migrants who have applied for asylum, O'Shaughnessy told reporters that the tents, along with building facilities, would only be erected to house CBP personnel. They were deported. The department said in a statement that the men were part of "the migrant caravan", but did not say which group or specify when they were detained at checkpoints in the southern state of Chiapas.

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