Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Trump to sign proclamation sending National Guard to border with Mexico

President Donald Trump and border-state governors are working to “immediately” deploy the National Guard to the U.S.-Mexico border to fight illegal immigration. Trump has been frustrated by slow action on building his “big, beautiful wall” along the Mexican border – the signature promise of his campaign – as well as a recent uptick in illegal border crossings. Federal law prohibits the use of active-duty service members for law enforcement inside the U.S., unless specifically authorized by Congress.
300 to 1,200 troops will be deployed and that cost is expected to be at least $60-million to $120-million a year.