Upon hearing about the massive caravan of over 1,000 Central American migrants who were marching through Mexico, toward the U.S. border, President Trump fiercely condemned the bold move last Sunday.
Trump informed Mexico they needed to get the caravan stopped, and by Wednesday, he had signed a proclamation to send the U.S. National Guard to the border immediately.
Friday night, Defense Secretary James Mattis signed a memo authorizing the use of Defense Department funding for up to 4,000 National Guard members to help secure the border, through September 30, 2018.
Friday, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey announced he would be sending 150 National Guard members to the border next week, and the Texas National Guard said they are sending nearly 500 National Guard members within the next 24-48 hours.
A new report from the U.S. Border Patrol has revealed that the number of illegal alien apprehensions at the border has now skyrocketed to the highest levels since President Trump took office.
In March, 50,308 illegal aliens were taken into custody at the U.S.-Mexico border, almost a 40 percent increase from the 36,695 apprehensions reported in February, and up from 16,588 in March 2017.
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