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Border Wall: Border and Action Today

border wall: The announcement came hours after Trump pledged strong action today on immigration and a day after he said he announced he wanted to use the military to secure the southern border until his long-promised, stalled border wall is erected, according to Toronto Star. Read more Trump says he'll use troops to guard the border with Mexico until his wall is built Article Continued Below Why Trump is so furious over a U.S.-bound caravan' of Central American migrants Trump threatens NAFTA, foreign aid to Honduras over refugee caravan'Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said she had been in discussions with the governors of the southwest border states and has been working with them to develop agreements that will oversee where and how many Guardsmen will be deployed react-empty 144 She suggested some troops could begin arriving as soon as Wednesday night, though other administration officials cautioned that details on troop levels, locations and timing were still being worked out. The lawlessness that continues at our southern border is fundamentally incompatible with the safety, security, and sovereignty of the American people, Trump wrote in a memo authorizing the move, adding that his administration had no choice but to act. Trump has been frustrated by slow action on building his big, beautiful wall along the Mexican border the signature promise of his campaign as well as a recent uptick in illegal border crossings, which had plunged during the early months of his presidency, giving Trump an accomplishment to point to when he had few. But over the past 12 years, presidents have twice sent National Guard troops to the border to bolster security and assist with surveillance and other support. Federal law prohibits the use of active-duty service members for law enforcement inside the U.S., unless specifically authorized by Congress. ( As reported in the news.