President Trump signs proclamation to deploy National Guard to US-Mexico border

President Trump signs proclamation to deploy National Guard to US-Mexico border
Source: Whitehouse.gov

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump signs proclamation directing National Guard to be deployed to the US-Mexico border.

President Trump and border-state governors are working to "immediately" deploy the National Guard to the U.S.-Mexico border to fight illegal immegration, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Wednesday, according to the Associated Press.

"The threat is real,' Nielsen said, adding that Trump was signing a proclamation to put the deployment into effect. "It's time to act."

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