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Defense Secretary Mattis to order up to 1,000 active duty troops to the Southern Border

Secretary of Defense James Mattis will sign an order sending between 800 and 1,000 troops to the U.S.-Mexico border to halt the advance of the Migrant Mob making its way through Mexico, according to a U.S. government official.

The report comes just hours after President Donald Trump said that he would be sending the military to the border.

“Democrat inspired laws make it tough for us to stop people at the Border,” the president tweeted. “I am bringing out the military for this National Emergency.”

“They will be stopped!” he added.

The president previously activated National Guard units in April when a flood of migrants then tried to cross the border. Military units help with surveillance, detection and patrols, but do not arrest illegal aliens. The added manpower allows the law enforcement agents in the U.S. Border Patrol to perform those activities.

Military officials have confirmed that the troops will be active duty military members. With the 2,100 National Guard troops already assisting Homeland Security on the southern border, the total U.S. military force on the border will likely rise above 3,000.

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  1. Latest news say that Mexico has offered these caravan asylum, Medicare and all perks they’re looking for but they rejected and kept heading to USA, that can be consider invasion and wee the US have the right to defense it’s border and sovereignty

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