As promised, President Trump is deploying the military (National Guard) to our southern border to augment the Border Patrol with additional security in anticipation of a caravan of Central Americans moving through Mexico en route to the US border which they plan to cross illegally, and also to assist in general border security to stem the influx of drugs and illegal immigrants.

Mexican authorities have disrupted the advance of the first caravan, which has broken into smaller groups, many of which are still believed to be heading north. More caravans are forming in Central America to enter the United States illegally.

WASHINGTON (Reuters via Yahoo News) – President Donald Trump will sign a proclamation on Wednesday ordering the deployment of the National Guard to help protect the border with Mexico, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said.

“The president has directed that the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security work together with our governors to deploy the National Guard to our southwest border to assist the Border Patrol,” Nielsen said at a White House briefing.

“The president will be signing a proclamation to that effect today.”