Trump to sign proclamation to deploy troops at US-Mexico border

ANI | Updated: Apr 05, 2018 04:49 IST

Washington D.C. [USA], April 5 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump will sign a proclamation to deploy the US national guards at the US-Mexican border to block the movement of the illegal immigrant into the country via the Mexican border.

As per a media report, US Homeland Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said in a statement that President Trump has directed the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security to work together with the governors to deploy the national guard to the southwest border.

The troops could be deployed at the US-Mexican border at the intervening night of April 4 and April 5 in conjunction with the state governors.

This comes after the Trump's statement at the Baltic summit on Tuesday where he claimed to prepare its military forces to guard the (US-Mexico) borders after consulting Former Major General of US Army (Ret.) General David Morris.

Further details regarding the number of military troops deployed, their positions, the financing of the troops and the total duration of military deployment at the borders have not been disclosed.

United States is already funding the on-going construction of a wall at US-Mexico border. (ANI)