The White House has announced President Donald Trump wants to send military forces to the southern border. The president made the remarks during a meeting with the heads of the Baltic States.
The announcement comes after a series of tweets the president sent out over the Easter weekend.
As ridiculous as it sounds, the laws of our country do not easily allow us to send those crossing our Southern Border back where they came from. A whole big wasted procedure must take place. Mexico & Canada have tough immigration laws, whereas ours are an Obama joke. ACT CONGRESS
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 3, 2018
One in particular calls immigration laws in Mexico and Canada are tough “whereas ours are an Obama joke.” He concluded the tweet by demanding Congress to act on immigration.
Still, Trump seems poised to do what he can from the oval office by having the military patrol the southern border with Mexico.
“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 really haven’t done that before — certainly not very much before,” Trump said.
The White House has yet to announce how many military men and women would be sent to the border. They have also not said when the deployment might happen.
Although Trump said sending troops to the border has never been done, that is not the case. Both Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama sent national guard troops to the southern border.
Bush sent 6000 troops to the border in 2006 while Obama sent 1200 in 2010, according to CNN.