Pentagon: Most troops sent to border will not be armed

Migrant Caravan Pentagon Refuses Trump Order to Deploy US Troops to Border

Migrant Caravan Pentagon Refuses Trump Order to Deploy US Troops to Border

"There is no plan for U.S. military forces to be involved in the actual mission of denying people entry to the United States", Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford told reporters Monday, "There is no plan for the soldiers to come in contact with immigrants or to reinforce the Department of Homeland Security as they are conducting their mission".

Active duty U.S. troops are barred from domestic law enforcement unless there is an emergency, but President Donald Trump has repeatedly raised the prospect of having troops enforce the border as he campaigns hard on the dangers of immigration in the final days before the midterm elections.

The US military has declined a draft request from the Trump administration to build migrant detention facilities as a part of the Mexican border mission, according to US officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity to Reuters.

He later attempted to clarify his comments, however. That doesn't mean shoot them. But they do that with us, they're going to be arrested for a long time.

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The official also said there were about 2,600 troops at staging bases, mostly in Texas, with several thousand more expected to flow in this past weekend and move into California and Arizona.

These include putting up more fences, creating temporary vehicle barriers and operating heavy machinery.

Far from stopping a tide of tired refugees with cruel live fire, USA troops sent to the southern border aren't even supposed to come into physical with caravan migrants, says Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford.

But he noted that the soldiers that will be armed will be allowed to exercise self-defense. "Self defense is an inalienable right of an American soldier. And so that's at the basis of the rules of the use of force".

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That would be in addition to an estimated cost of $182 million for the already announced deployment of National Guard troops to the border in May.

Indeed, these four caravans now are traveling inside Mexico, totaling some 12,000 Central American migrants, as a separate Fox News report indicated on Sunday and as other outlets have noted. "This is an invasion of our Country and our Military is waiting for you!" he tweeted last week. The caravan, estimated at about 3,500 people, is now hundreds of miles away and would take at least six weeks to reach the border. While beginning in Honduras, it reached a peak of 7,000 people as many from other Central American nations joined in the 1,553-mile (2,500-kilometer) journey to reach the foot. "Barbed wire used properly can be a attractive sight".

So far, local police in Mexico have not tried to stop the caravan.

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