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The US President Donald trump said that he gave approval for the use of lethal weapons against migrants at the border with Mexico. Reported by the Associated Press.
According to the President, the military can use force and open fire if necessary. “I hope that they do not have”, — he said. At the same time, trump said that he in this matter there is no choice since have to deal with “rude people”.
The American leader has threatened to close the border, the United States and Mexico indefinitely. Such a decision may be taken if the administration decides that the southern neighbor “has lost control of the situation” of migrants. “We will close entry to the country for a while, until we can get things under control. The whole border,” he said.
Earlier it was reported that the President’s chief of staff, John Kelly, signed a Memorandum authorizing the U.S. to the border troops if necessary, to use force on the U.S. border with Mexico. It was stated that the document allows the US armed forces actions which are “sufficiently necessary” to protect the guards.
As noted, at this point on the border of the two countries are about 5,9 thousand soldiers of the regular army, and 2.1 thousand soldiers of the National guard of the United States.
In October, thousands of refugees from Central America went to the us border. Parallel North from Honduras and Guatemala are just a few of the caravans. The President of the United States Donald trump sent to the border thousands of soldiers to curb the influx of illegal immigrants. The first group of the caravan of migrants arrived on the U.S. border and Mexico on November 13.
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