The day after he promised to contain the navy, the White Home declared President Trump will signal a proclamation deploying the Nationwide Guard to the U.S.-Mexico border. Homeland Safety Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen instructed reporters on the Wednesday press briefing that Trump “has directed that the Division of the Protection and the Division of Homeland Safety work along with our governors to deploy the Nationwide Guard to our southwest border to help the border patrol.” In conclusion, she added, Trump “shall be signing a proclamation to that impact at present.”

Whereas Nielsen’s announcement of the approaching proclamation and Trump’s marching orders to deploy the Nationwide Guard to the U.S.-Mexico border got here formally throughout Wednesday’s press briefing, the New York Instances stories the president first started discussing the prospect the night time earlier than. “By Tuesday night, the White Home mentioned Mr. Trump had been referring to mobilizing the Nationwide Guard.” Nielsen added, “We do hope the deployment begins instantly,” as officers tasked with following Trump’s proclamation are “working with all haste.”

As randomly boisterous as Trump’s feedback and Wednesday followup could seem, nonetheless, the Instances and different shops have been fast to notice that he is not going to be the primary president to deploy the Nationwide Guard to the southwest border in latest reminiscence. As USA In the present day factors out, “Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama additionally deployed restricted numbers of Nationwide Guard troops on the border for brief intervals of time.”

(Through ABC Information, New York Instances and USA In the present day)

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