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Trump is Putting Military At the Mexico Border Until A Wall Is Built

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Until he can get the wall funded (after Mexico has refused to pay for it, he's now trying to get Congress to cough up the dough) he's having armed soldiers patrol the entire border.

Donald Trump has announced that he'll be placing military forces at the US-Mexico border until the wall he promised in his 2016 campaign can be built, CNNreports.

Speaking at a luncheon with leaders of the Baltic states, Trump said:

"I told Mexico, and I respect what they did, I said, look, your laws are very powerful, your laws are very strong. We have very bad laws for our border and we are going to be doing some things, I spoke with (Defense Secretary James) Mattis, we're going to do some things militarily. Until we can have a wall and proper security, we're going to be guarding our border with the military. That's a big step. We cannot have people flowing into our country illegally, disappearing, and by the way never showing up for court."

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So, until he can get the wall funded (after Mexico has refused to pay for it, he's now trying to get Congress to cough up the dough) he's having armed soldiers patrol the entire border. He's blamed President Obama for weak immigration policy, writing on Twitter this morning (among many, many other things): "Mexico & Canada have tough immigration laws, whereas ours are an Obama joke."

Trump also spoke of a known caravan of migrants headed through Mexico toward the border at this moment, and demanded the caravan stop moving through a series of heated tweets.

"If it reaches our border, our laws are so weak and so pathetic--you (the Baltic leaders) would not understand this 'cause I know your laws are strong at the border--it's like we have no border," he explained.

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