The US President Donald Trump announced on Friday his intention to send an additional military contingent to the border with Mexico to combat the influx of illegal migrants. The US President spoke about his plans, answering journalists ‘ questions in the White House. The broadcast was conducted by American news broadcasters.
“We will send more troops to the border with Mexico”, Trump responded to a question about combating illegal migration. He did not specify the size of the contingent.
Earlier on Friday, the acting defense Minister Patrick Shanahan said that the Pentagon has not received a request to send additional forces to the southern border yet, but expects that the Agency will provide additional support.
The Pentagon operation called “Loyal patriot” to counter illegal migrants is carried out on the instructions of the President of the United States. On November 9,2018, he signed a decree ordering the denial of asylum to foreign nationals illegally crossing the border with Mexico. The reason for the decree is the need to stop all caravans of migrants moving towards the United States.
Currently on the US-Mexican border are about 5 thousand soldiers who support the US border services. The White House allowed them to use force and, if necessary, to protect government officials from possible attacks by migrants