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Tag: Mexico-US border

  • Monday, February 4th 2019 - 07:44 UTC

    United States sending more troops to the border with Mexico

    It comes as President Donald Trump battles Congress for funds to build a wall along the border. He says such a measure is needed to stop illegal immigration.

    The US is to send an additional 2,000 troops to its border with Mexico, the Pentagon has announced. It will bring the total number of troops stationed on the southern border to about 4,300. The Pentagon said the soldiers would help border-patrol agents, carry out surveillance work and install miles of razor wire.

  • Tuesday, October 30th 2018 - 07:42 UTC

    Trump sends troops to Mexico border; double the number fighting ISIS in Syria

    President Donald Trump, eager to focus voters on immigration in the lead-up to the midterm elections November 6, stepped up his warnings about the caravans

    The Pentagon said on Monday it is sending 5,200 troops, some armed, to the Southwest border this week in an extraordinary military operation to stop Central American migrants traveling north in two caravans that were still hundreds of miles from the U.S. The number of troops is more than double the 2,000 who are in Syria fighting the Islamic State group.

  • Thursday, January 26th 2017 - 19:49 UTC

    Mexican wall and migration dispute escalates: Peña Nieto cancels White House visit

    Peña Nieto announced that he had called off the 31 January trip after president Trump suggested he should do just that.

    Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has cancelled next week's trip to Washington to meet US President Donald Trump. His decision comes a day after the new US president unveiled his plan to build a wall along the Mexico-US border and insisted the US would recoup the costs for the barrier from Mexico, which has strongly objected.