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Trump orders tiol Guard troops to US-Mexico border

Washington, April 5: US President Dold Trump has officially signed a memorandum to deploy the tiol Guard to the country’s border with Mexico, a move that followed days of him calling for a larger crackdown on illegal immigration.
In the memo signed on Wednesday evening, Trump declared that Defence Secretary James Mattis “shall request use of tiol Guard personnel” to secure the border and that Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen will work with him to train and direct the troops in that mission. Key details like the numbers of troops, how long they will be deployed, how much it will cost and where they will go are still being filised, CNN reported. The move followed days of public fuming by Trump about immigration policy, during which he tweeted about immigration legislation in Congress, a caravan of migrants making its way through Mexico and what he called “weak border laws”. He tweeted earlier on Wednesday that he would “be taking strong action” on the Mexico border, a day after he said that he wants to send the military to secure it until a wall was built. (IANS)

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