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Trump: 'I Am Bringing Out Military for This National Emergency' at Border

By    |   Thursday, 25 October 2018 08:16 AM

President Donald Trump Thursday said he is "bringing out the military" to protect the United States from the "national emergency" being posed by a caravan of migrants heading through Mexico.

"Brandon Judd of the National Border Patrol Council is right when he says on @foxandfriends that the Democrat inspired laws make it tough for us to stop people at the Border," Trump said in an early morning tweet, after Judd's interview on the Fox News program. "MUST BE CHANDED (SIC), but I am bringing out the military for this National Emergency. They will be stopped!"

Judd told Fox Thursday that under current federal guidelines, the Flores settlement, children must be released within 20 days of their detainment unless they are sent to state facilities.

"There is nothing in the agreement that says we can't send parents to state licensed facilities as well," said Judd. "That's what the agency should have been working on all the way back in 2017."

Judd also commented that the Border Patrol's leadership is divided on its support of Trump and efforts to secure the border, accusing U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin K. McAleenan of not being "on the same page as the president right now and has the most powerful position there is."

The trend with people who travel to the US as part of caravans is to not apply for asylum, Judd added.

"If you look back in April of this year, the first caravan that was organized, they came and they played a high stakes game of poker with the United States government," he said. "They came across the border illegally and we did in fact release them. That has spurred a new caravan, but this caravan is much larger."

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President Donald Trump Thursday said he is "bringing out the military" to protect the United States from the "national emergency" being posed by a caravan of migrants heading through Mexico.
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