Any asylum-seekers who cross the border illegally will be deported, and those who cross at points of entry will be held in tent cities with their families while they await adjudication, rather than be released into the US, Trump said on Thursday at the White House.
The only violence Trump has cited in justifying the militarization of the border is what he alleges took place along Mexico's border with Guatemala when the caravan of migrants confronted Mexican federal police at that border.
"They won't have to fire", Trump said, referring to the military's response to the hypothetical rock throwing.
PAY ATTENTION: Get the Latest Nigerian News Anywhere 24/7. He dialled this rhetoric up a notch today gave a characteristically will-he-or-won't-he threat to the migrants, saying that if they throw rocks at American border guards (which presumably they would do only if denied entry), then Trump says the American forces will consider it as if they were shooting guns and will not hesitate to shoot back.
The unit is waiting on Border Patrol to tell them more specifically where they need assistance, DOD officials said. "I don't want these people throwing rocks".
In a statement posted on its social media pages, the army claimed the sect in massive numbers forced their way into the troops checkpoint after overrunning the police force. Backlogs have become especially bad in recent months at crossings in California, Arizona and Texas, with people generally waiting five weeks to try to claim asylum at San Diego's main crossing and sleeping out in the open for days at a time.
In a meandering speech at the White House about immigration, Trump recycled numerous talking points he touts on the campaign trail - but offered little in the way of concrete ways to address the problems he embellished.
Two years ago the Federal Bureau of Investigation and DHS released a joint document detailing methods used by Russian intelligence services to influence the 2016 US Presidential election, which was eventually won by Donald Trump.
"It's the military. I hope there won't be that", he said.
Most of the migrants in the caravans are from Honduras.
The majority of the roughly 4,000 migrants are gathering in the towns of Juan Rodriguez Clara, Veracruz and Isla, Veracruz, which are about 40 miles (64 kilometers) from their previous rest stop in Sayula.
He has also threatened to indefinitely detain asylum-seekers in "tent cities" and floated the idea of ending birthright citizenship by executive order. "No, we do not have the capacity, capability to address that type of flow", she said. We will hold them - for a long time, if necessary. What's been happening over years is they would come in, release them, and they would never show up for their trial.
The caravan is now hundreds of miles from the closest USA border.
The president announced on Wednesday that he was considering deploying up to 15,000 troops to the U.S.
The US President has already attacked undocumented immigrants ahead of next week's mid-terms by announcing plans to send at least 5,200 active-duty troops ― and possibly as many as 15,000 ― to the southern border to address migrant caravans, which are now 900 miles away.
The public criticism from former military officials raised questions about why the president had made a decision to dispatch such a large force on such short notice days before a critical election.
"We'll be doing an executive order sometime next week", he said, giving little further detail.