Ex-military criticizing use of troops on border

Airman 1st Class Trevor Pearce a loadmaster with the 3rd Airlift Squadron briefs passengers aboard a C-17 Globemaster III at Fort Knox Ky. in support of Operation Faithful Patriot on Oct. 30 2018. The C-17 aircrew provided strategic airlift to Headqu

Airman 1st Class Trevor Pearce a loadmaster with the 3rd Airlift Squadron briefs passengers aboard a C-17 Globemaster III at Fort Knox Ky. in support of Operation Faithful Patriot on Oct. 30 2018. The C-17 aircrew provided strategic airlift to Headqu

The nonpartisan Pew Research Center estimates there were about 11.3 million immigrants in the USA illegally in 2016, the most recent data available.

Instead, migrants seeking asylum will have to present themselves lawfully at a port of entry. He promised an executive order sometime next week that would ban migrants from claiming asylum if they cross the border illegally, and would set up vast tent cities that would hold anyone coming over the border. -Mexican border, to provide support for border patrol agents as a caravan of migrants slowly makes its way north. So far, it is not certain whether any operative suffered any injury but Guatemalan officers were hurt. But, Trump added, anybody throwing stones and rocks, like they did in Mexico, that would be considered as a firearm, because "there's not much difference when you get hit in the face with a rock".

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Pressed on the issue of troops using force, he said, "I hope they won't. What I don't want is I don't want these people throwing rocks", Trump told reporters outside the White House.

In a statement posted on its social media pages, the army claimed the sect in massive numbers forced their way into the troops checkpoint after overrunning the police force. Poverty may play a role in the complex decision process granting asylum, but the status is reserved for people who have a justifiable fear of persecution in their own country based on factors such as their race, religion or political views.

Trump said he was not anti-immigrant but wanted immigration to be completely brought under control.

The current focus of the president's claim to be acting against "an invasion" is the dwindling group of a few thousand impoverished migrants trying to get north, but still far from the USA border.

Asked today if he thought they'd be firing on the migrants, Trump said he hopes not, but did not rule it out entirely.

The migrants also were also turned off by the US president's characterization of the slow-moving caravan and the three smaller ones following as "invasion".

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A federal official who was not authorized to be quoted by name said 153 migrants in the second caravan were detained earlier in the week during highway inspections in Chiapas, a short distance from the Guatemalan border.

He has also threatened to indefinitely detain asylum-seekers in "tent cities" and floated the idea of ending birthright citizenship by executive order.

But it remains unclear how many people now en route to the US will even make it to the border.

Speaking at a Council on Foreign Relations event, she said: "What we've seen is continued attempts to scan". What's been happening over years is they would come in, release them, and they would never show up for their trial.

Earlier this week President Trump ordered 5800 US troops to the border to assist Customs and Border protection. "There are tens of thousands of migrants between the Guatemala border and the USA border moving toward us at any given time". And most have passed largely unnoticed.

Trump's remarks that "Women don't want them in our country".

David Lapan, a retired Marine colonel who is a former spokesman for the chairman of the Joint Chiefs and the Department of Homeland Security, said that taking troops away from training and from their families to play a supporting role in border security is unwise.

Trump denied politics was behind his proposals.

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