Responding to a massive caravan of illegal immigrants from Central America who are making their way to the U.S., President Trump said Tuesday he will deploy military troops to the southern border.
“We are going to be guarding our border with our military. That’s a big step,” Trump told reporters at the White House. “We cannot have people flowing into our country illegally, disappearing, and by the way never showing up for court.”
On Monday, Trump dispatched a Twitter message attacking Mexico for allowing the group of some 1,500 immigrants to march toward the United States.
Trump threatened to retaliate by revoking the U.S.-Mexico free-trade pact NAFTA. He also demanded Congress pass tougher immigration legislation and back his plan for a wall along the Mexican border.
In addition, Trump said he no longer supports a replacement for DACA, the