Donald Trump says he will use military to protect US border with Mexico

Trump says he will use military to protect US border with MexicoTrump has said he would use US military forces to protect the border with Mexico until a long-promised wall is completed and “proper security” is in place.

Key points:
Mr Trump made the comments in response to a “caravan” of migrants heading to the US
More than 1,200 Central American migrants are travelling from the Mexico-Guatemala border
US presidents have ordered National Guard forces to the border in the past
Mr Trump, who earlier threatened to halt US foreign aid to Honduras and other countries unless they stopped a “caravan” of Central American migrants headed to the United States, called use of the military at the southern border “a big step”.

Mr Trump has railed against more than 1,200 Central American migrants on a 3,200 kilometre journey from the Mexico-Guatemalan border, and reiterated threats to derail the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) if they are not stopped.

via Donald Trump says he will use military to protect US border with Mexico – Donald Trump’s America – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)